The church has a number of active groups and holds several weekly and monthly activities including:
- Art Group
- House Groups
- Lunchtime Concerts
- Saturday Coffee Morning
- Table Tennis Group
- Walking Group
- Work Club
The church is also the venue for a weekly Country Market.
From October through to April, concerts take place in Glenorchy Church on Wednesdays. These last approximately 45 minutes and start at 12.30pm. Coffee and Tea are available from 12 noon in the Hall. The concerts are organised by Mr David Lee who can be contacted on 01395 277989.
The type of concert varies from week to week and includes piano solos, string quartets, piano and flute duets, organ recitals, and accompanied and unaccompanied vocal performances
The concerts are free of charge but there is a retiring collection for those who would like to make a donation.
Many other concerts are held throughout the year. Some of these will be aimed at raising funds for particular needs, both church-based and wider community concerns.
Artists performing will include choirs, soloists, organists and pianists, other musicians, and any mix of these.
March 6th : Wood Farm Wind Quintet. Their members are Robert Stephenson (flute); Andrew Maries (oboe); Chris Gradwell (clarinet); Trevor Ives (horn); Alan Boxer (bassoon). They have played for us several times now. Chris Gradwell also plays “gentle jazz” and you’ll have heard him if you came to the concert on 10th October last year. […]Read More
The Art Group meets on Wednesday mornings and provides a relaxed time of companionship plus a little art and craft and, of course, refreshments! We also put on the occasional public exhibition of our craft and artwork.
The Choir provides anthems for the main festivals of the year and supports the introduction of new hymns in services which enhances our worship. We hold regular practices on Friday afternoons.
Two house groups meet once a month in the homes of church members. Each session is based around a biblical theme or passage with questions or comments for discussion. We aim to relate the Bible passages to our church life and our own personal lives, invariably leading to helpful and stimulating discussions!
Every Saturday morning from 10.00am, Glenorchy Hall, Exeter Road, is open for those in the town centre to drop in for tea, coffee or squash. This has been the case for many years now and there are many regulars who visit whilst doing their shopping.
On several occasions during the year there will be additional stalls (eg cakes or books) as a fundraiser for another cause such as Save the Children or our own Youth and Children’s work.
Tea and coffee are also served after the Sunday morning service in the Hall.
From time to time there are other Coffee Mornings held on a weekday. These may be organised by other organisations wishing to use our facilities to raise funds, or by our own folk seeking to raise funds or awareness for a cause important to them.
The table-tennis group meet on Friday evenings in the church hall. We are at different levels of proficiency with everyone enjoying the sportsmanship and fellowship shown to each other.
The Walking Group organises fairly leisurely walks of about 2-3 miles around the local countryside or parks once a month on a Friday mornings throughout the year. We start each walk with “coffee from the car boot” and finish with lunch at a nearby holstelry!
Each Friday morning between 8.30 and 11.30, there is a Country Market in the church hall, which has stalls where local produce such as free range eggs, home-made jam and marmalade, seasonal fruit and veg, and cut flowers are for sale. There are also handicraft stalls with hand-made cards and notelets, various bags of all sizes, wooden kitchen bowls and knitted items. Refreshments are available too.