Our church members are involved in a whole host of different groups and organisations in the village, seeking to offer our support and service in whatever way is needed. Most (but not all) of our members live in the village making us ideally placed to identify needs as they occur. To this end, we run a range of groups that benefit people in the community; some of these are listed below:
SILVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL, PRE-SCHOOL, BREAKFAST CLUB AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
We have excellent links with Silverton Primary School where our Church leader and Community Worker takes regular assemblies and is on the school governing body. We also rent our excellent church building facilities to Silverton Preschool, Breakfast Club and After School Clubs from a Monday to Thursday during term time.
During term time on Friday mornings, we run a very popular Toddler Group. We offer a very warm welcome, hospitality and friendship to the many mums, dads and toddlers who attend from the village.
Once a month, we run 'Messy Church' - an event for children on a Friday afternoon after school. Lots of fun, messy craft activities and games with a short all-age celebration. We finish with a home-cooked meal for the family. Eveyone is welcome!
We regularly run courses specifically designed for people who want to know more about the Christian faith.
In conjunction with Christians in Sport, we have run sports quizzes in the church as well as one of the local pubs right in the heart of the village.
SILVERTON STREET MARKET
Silverton Street Market is held on the first Saturday of August each year. Along with a wide assortment of stalls lining the village’s narrow main street, there is entertainment and fun for all the family. The thousands of pounds raised is shared between various village organisations. Members of SEC are very involved with a number being on the organising committee www.silverton.org.uk.
OVER 60s and RETIRED PEOPLE
Up until very recently, we also ran a lunch-club in our hall once a month for over 60s which was very well attended. Similarly we visit the local retirement residence in the village where we seek to engage with residents and provide a Christian focus.
We are always open to new ideas and initiatives, so please do contact Andy Mathers, our Church Leader and Community Worker on (01392) 861340.