This is a list of Churchtown Parish and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office. We encourage you to consider becoming actively involved in our Parish and Community.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or Fees for A.A. membership; we are self- supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. We meet in the Parish Center every week, as follows:
Tuesday 1:00pm and 8:30pm
Thursday 6:30pm
Sunday 8:30pm

Contact:  Mick Hanley 087 9647615

Al-Aon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Al-Anon meetings are held every Wednesday at 8:30pm in the Parish Centre.

C.A.R.A – Churchtown Active Retirement Association

The Association meets every Monday from 2.00pm-4.00pm in the Parish Centre. The members play cards, chat and have afternoon tea. On Wednesdays a group of enthusiasts meet and play indoor bowles. Our other activities are varied and include day trips and a spring and autumn holiday each year. New members are most welcome and are encouraged to join so that they may enjoy the comradeship and companionship experienced by all.

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Christian voluntary organisation, working with poor and disadvantaged people. Inspired by our principal founder, Frederic Ozanam, and our patron St. Vincent de Paul, we seek to respond to the call every Christian receives to bring the love of Christ to those in need:”I was hungry and you gave me food”(Matthew 25). No work of charity is foreign to the Society. We are involved in a diverse range of activities characterised by support and friendship, promoting self-sufficiency and working for social justice.

The conference of the Good Shepherd meets every Tuesday at 6.45pm in the Parish Centre, followed by visitations to people in need of support and assistance. Our funds are raised through monthly Church Collections and the annual Christmas appeal. New volunteers are most welcome.

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