online community hub

 

The Online Community Hub exists to put local clubs, organisations, societies and individuals in touch with each other

If you would like to join the hub please email cchubdesk@gmail.com

Clubs, Organisations & Societies: please send us the name of your organisation, a few lines about the group including                                                        when & where you meet and contact details. If you have a logo please also include                                                          this. We are also happy to advertise your events on this page.

Individuals:                please email your contact details to 164cm2office@gmail.com to receive regular updates.

 

11+ TEACHER                                                                                                           www.11plusteacher.co.uk

11plusteacher offers 11Plus Tuition and 11Plus Mock Exams (CSSE & CEM) for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students  in Chelmsford. Check our website regularly to see the courses we have on offer.

BACH TO BABY                                                                           https://www.bachtobaby.com/chelmsford 

Bach to Baby Monthly Family Concerts

Bach to Baby is the acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances in inspiring venues right on your doorstep.Tickets and more info can be found on our website. Our dates for Spring 2019 at Christ Church are Fridays 11 January, 8 February, 8 March, 5 April & 17 May at 10:30am.

BABY BALLET                                                      https://babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/chelmsford

Hi! I’m Miss Laura and we’re delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to children in the Romford, Chelmsford, Brentwood and Billericay areas. Our babyballet class timetable can be found on the web-link above, where you can register for a 3 week introductory trial for just £15.

Our team of 8 teachers teach over 500 babyballet stars each week in our babyballet dance classes including ballet and tap for little boys and girls. Following the trial, our classes cost £6 for tots and all other classes are £7 per class, payable termly. Our classes for babies, tots, toddlers, preschoolers and school starters run everyday at various venues in Romford, Chemsford, Brentwood and Billericay.

We look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

CHELMSFORD JUNIOR CHESS CLUB                           http://chelmsfordjuniorchessclub.blogspot.co.uk 

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club gives children the chance to have fun playing and improving their chess. Our players range from 4 to 14 and from beginners to experienced tournament players. The club meets on Tuesdays in term time from 4.30pm to 6pm and new players are always welcome. Please see our blog for more details of the club and junior chess in general or email us at chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com

NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST                                          https://www.nct.org.uk/branches/chelmsford

Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be in the Chelmsford and District area.

The Chelmsford and District branch is run by local parents and we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be, antenatal and post-natal courses, breastfeeding support, NCT Baby and Toddler Groups and support groups. Visit our support pages for more support groups.

We also offer a range of services for the new mum, organise Nearly New Sales and events for the whole family.

 

ARTS & CRAFTS CIRCLE                                                                                     www.artsandcraftscircle.com

Knitting, crochet, cross stitch, tapestry, card making and paper crafts, beadwork, drawing and painting, making gifts, lace making and many other arts and crafts have become very popular in recent years.

The Arts & Crafts Circle was begun so that people could get together and spend time together doing things they enjoy. This is a friendly group and you’re welcome to come along and enjoy the conversation, a cuppa and of course, bring your arts & crafts. Wednesdays at 1.30pm. Tel: 01245 269291.

 

U3A - ESSEX ASSOCIATION                                        https://u3asites.org.uk/essexassociationu3as/home

A U3A (University of the Third Age) is a group of retired people who learn and have fun together – there are no qualifications offered and the learning is done purely for pleasure. 

We organise and run Events such as Quizzes (held at Christ Church, Chelmsford) and Study Days, and hold Association meetings in Chelmsford in May and November each year. Recently we put on our first Webmasters' Forum and are planning to hold more.

Our objectives are to advance education for the Association members and also provide social interaction between them . We aim to encourage joint leisure activities by facilitating cooperation between U3As, and to promote, inform, help and equip the Essex Association U3A members.

 

DIABETES UK - CHELMSFORD GROUP                   https://chelmsford.diabetesukgroup.org

It is our aim to provide help and support to people living with diabetes in the Mid Essex area. We do this primarily through group meetings, designed with the express purpose of providing individuals with a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects.

When and where we can, we also try to raise money to promote awareness of diabetes and generally contribute in any way we can. Whether you have been diagnosed yourself or if you are simply an individual with a desire for knowledge and an inclination to take part, we welcome you to our group.

Click on the PDF to see our 2018-2019 Programme

HEARING HELP, ESSEX                                                                                   www.hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Hearing Help Essex provides support for over 5000 Essex residents living with hearing loss each year. We support local NHS audiology services by running hearing aid support and maintenance sessions, and run regular Information, Advice and Guidance sessions across the county. 

For further information please Contact 01245 496347 or  info@hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Clinics

Springfield Green Clinic, Springfield Green. CM1 7HZ –

2nd Mon of each month 10:00am-12 noon

Danbury Mission (Community Entrance), 54 Maldon Road. CM3 4QL –

1st Tue of each month 10:00am-12:00 noon

South Woodham Ferrers Clinic, Merchant Street. CM3 5BF –

3rd Tue of each month 2:00-3:45pm

The Parkside Community Hub, Melbourne Avenue. CM1 2DX –

4th Tue of each month 10:00am-12:00 noon (not Dec)

Age Concern, Kathy Mapes Day Centre, Cottage Place. CM1 1NL –

1st Wed of each month 11:45am-12:45pm

Writtle Parish Office, The Green. CM1 3DT –

3rd Thurs of each month 9:30-10:30am (not Dec)

Moulsham Lodge Clinic, Lilac Close. CM2 9NY –

2nd Fri of each month 2:00-4:00pm 

Yoga with Claire                                                                                            https://www.yogawithclaire.co.uk

I'm a Junior Intermediate Level 2 Iyengar yoga teacher and have been practising yoga since the mid 1990's, and teaching since 2005, when I first qualified as a teacher.​

I'm passionate about yoga and its health benefits for body & mind. Practising yoga has helped me tackle health issues, and become a more relaxed, balanced person. I try to bring my enthusiasm and knowledge to every class, tailoring towards individual needs when possible.​

I teach classes in Chelmsford, Danbury & Little Baddow. All abilities are welcome - from complete beginners to experienced students. 121's available on request.​

Regular yoga practice energizes the body & mind.  Classes include asana or posture work, relaxation and pranayama, or breathing techniques, similar to meditation.

Benefits include flexibility, strength, balance, peace of mind & concentration.

Contact Claire at hanrahan_claire@hotmail.co.uk or 07798 725 557 for more information

 

FRIENDS OF CHELMSFORD MUSEUM                                       http://friendschelmsmuseums.org.uk 

The Friends of Chelmsford Museums raise money to support the various activities of the Chelmsford Museums. The Friends also encourage interest in the history, natural history and arts of Chelmsford as shown in the museums.

From September to March there is a programme of monthly talks at the museum in Oaklands Park. We arrange a programme of visits to places of interest in East Anglia for the summer months. We are actively involved in Science Discovery Days organised by Chelmsford City Council at Sandford Mill, and have a dedicated group of enthusiasts caring for a wide range of equipment connected with the Marconi Company.
For more details including our full programme please visit our website.

 

CHELMSFORD & DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY                                     Contact number: 01245 476989

Secretary: Allan H. Boyce

We hold our meetings at Christ Church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from September to June.

 

THE PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY                                           www.phoenixtheatrechelmsford.co.uk

Formerly the Moulsham Lodge Amateur Dramatic Society “MLADS”, Phoenix was created after a fire on the stage at our former home, Moulsham Lodge Community Centre, in October 1997. Despite this when was refurbishment was completed we carried on producing plays there until unfortunately the Community Centre closed in August 2005. Since then we have been meeting in Melbourne Avenue for our regular meetings and now perform our productions at the church hall within Christ Church, New London Road, Chelmsford. In addition to producing plays we also perform Murder Mysteries for other groups at their venues. We are a friendly group for all ages and anyone interested in joining our company, coming to see our productions or enquiring about a Murder Mystery performance for your group should contact us through our website "

SINGING LESSONS                                                                                              www.bridgetmetcalfe.com

Learn to sing, improve your voice, sing difficult notes and songs with CONFIDENCE. Singing teacher with an excellent reputation built over 30 years in the entertainment business. 
Excellent track record of success with pupils who want to perform and/or take exams. Rooms are hired at Christ Church which are superb spaces for singing. One to one lessons, Mon – Thurs and Sat mornings.

www.musicteachers.co.uk and use the search with the teacher’s name Bridget Metcalfe as the keyword. Email: bridget@bridgetmetcalfe.com or tel: 01245 269291 for info.

 

Please scroll down for further Community Events

Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00                                           Friendly Art Cafe

* One to one or group  conversations
* Information Centre
* Activities and workshops

Saturday 10

14:30-16:30

An Afternoon of Remembrance

We welcome families to join us for our afternoon of remembrance. We will be hosting a talk from our local museum on Wartime Life, plus a poetry recital honouring those who served. Enjoy live music from Joanna who will be performing a 1940's style musical extravaganza, followed by 1940's style afternoon tea.

For more information please call 01245 293800 or email Lifestyle.Cherrywood@carebase.org.uk

Cherry Wood Grange Care Home, Writtle Road, Chelmsford. CM2 0FZ

Saturday 16

10:30 - 16:00

Healing: A Teaching Day led by John Ryeland

John Ryeland - director of the Christian Healing Mission, will lead a morning to receive from God (with teaching and guided meditation) followed by a teaching afternoon where people will be encouraged to get into groups and have a go at praying for one another. We will be breaking for lunch so please bring a lunch - tea, coffee and fellowship will be provided! It is our hope that you will be empowered through this day of teaching and fellowship to participate in the Christian ministry of prayer for healing - and have a clear understanding of our part in this ministry. Free admission - an offering will be taken.

Email for more information to: admin@chelmsfordcommunitychurch.co.uk

Chelmsford Community Church,  Trent Road, Chelmsford. CM1 2LQ

Friday 30

from 19:30

Sleep Out

Sleeping out for the night might be fun, but for many people this is an every night reality! CHESS Homeless works to relieve homelessness and hardship amongst single adults in Chelmsford and Essex through the provision of support services and temporary accommodation.

Every year CHESS hosts its own Sleep Out in the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral and last year’s participants raised over £20,000 for us. This year we would like to raise even more and make it our biggest yet. Therefore, why not join us and experience what it is like to sleep rough for a night.

By getting involved, you will help CHESS to support more people on a journey towards moving away from homelessness, from getting off the streets, to living in a new home and learning new skills and securing employment. The money you raise will help vulnerable local people to live independently and help CHESS reach their aims in continuing to change lives. THANK YOU!

To find out more, and to register, please click here.

Chelmsford Cathedral, Duke Street, Chelmsford. CM1 1EH

Saturday 14

14:00-16:00

Messy Church

In conjunction with St John's Church, Moulsham Street; family fun including craft, games, stories and more to learn about Jesus. 

Christ Church URC, 164 New London Road, Chelmsford. CM2 0AW

 

If you know of any community jobs in Chelmsford, and would like them published here, please email editor@christchurchchelmsfordurc.org.uk 

 

Hello!

I'm Roy, the General Manager of Chelmsford Foodbank.  It is now six years since we opened the Foodbank.  Over this time we have seen a steady increase in need for our services.  Our van has been a vital resource to us in delivering food from our warehouse to our six distribution centres, and also in collecting large donations of food from the many schools, businesses and churches who support us.  To mark our six year anniversary we are launching an appeal to replace our van due to its age and condition.  We want to get our new van in place by mid September to help with our busiest time of the year, the harvest season.

Donating with give.net is really easy and completely secure. If you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give. Thanks for your support!

If you feel you would be able to help the Chelmsford Foodbank raise funds for a new van please click here

https://www.give.net/ChelmsfordFoodbankVan/fundraising

CHELMSFORD FOODBANK                                                               https://chelmsford.foodbank.org.uk/

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. 

FOOD IS DONATED

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED

Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

 

If you would like to find out more about the work CHESS does, how you can support them and their events please visit

https://www.chesshomeless.org

"There are many sterotypes used to define a homeless adult. Often and addiction is cited as the reason, but did you know that the majority of homeless adults have simply 'fallen through the cracks' because of a life changing reason or event?"

Rob Saggs, CHESS Executive Director

Do you need some work done in your garden? Then why not

contact Wingspan?

Wingspan Works is a social enterprise with a mission to open opportunities through employment for long term unemployed and ex-offenders looking for a second chance. Wingspan provides a structure in which individuals who have found it difficult to find employment can use practical skills they already have, get further training in new ones, and develop a meaningful current CV for future employers. For most of our employees, this opportunity to work towards a positive future is a dream come true.

​We carefully select and induct employees. on to our teams and each team is fully supervised by experienced managers to ensure that work is delivered and completed in-line with our strict standards. 

 

Saturday 10

16:00

Praise Plus

We  welcome  guest  speaker  Stephen  Hall from  J’s Hospice,  Havens  Hospices. Please  come  along  and  support  this  worthy cause. After the service everybody is welcome to join us for tea.

There will be a retiring collection to be donated to the hospices, to which we will add £200

Danbury Chapel,  Little Baddow Road, Danbury, CM3 4NT

Minister: Paul Stein                                       phone 01245 493377

Christ Church Secretary: Sue Fleming        phone via Church Office or email  susanfleming.cc@gmail.com

Christ Church Room Bookings                    phone 01245 354529 or email  roomsteward@gmail.com

Christ Church General Enquiries                phone 01245 354529 or email  cchubdesk@gmail.com

Great Baddow URC: Ann Ketley                  phone 01245 472282

Howe Green URC: Pam Knott                      phone 01245 471691 or email ronknott@talktalk.net

Christ Church Charity No 1131065