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As a Church we are keen to help those in need.

In the last connexional year (2015-2016) we donated £2053 .15 to various charities.

    World Mission Fund     £1345.57
    Med Air                        £244.20
    Calne Link                     £121.41
    Christian Aid                  £86.90
    Julia House                    £82.92
    Alzheimer's Society        £78.13
    Save the Children          £51.00
    Miscellaneous                £43.02

Coffee Bar

The generous donations made at the coffee bar, after the weekly service, is donated to a charity. A new charity is selected every two months. During March and April the chosen charity is Shelter Box.

Sturdy Green ‘ShelterBoxes’ are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

Each box contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe apace in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma.

The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils help start the process of creating a home. Further details can be found at www.shelterbox.org

 

Individual members also contribute to their chosen charities both in monetary gifts and by donating their time. Calne Day Centre, Calne Link and Calne Parish Nursing are all examples of local charities benefitting from the volunteering efforts of our members.


Music plays a great part in our Church.

There is the Church Choir, under the direction of Ursula Barham, which leads the singing in our Church Services. This consists of a small group of men and women who rehearse every other Friday evening.

Also led by Ursula is a ladies Choir called SupaNova, as well as Church members this also includes other lady singers from the Calne area. They perform at various functions, such as our Church concert’s, using a wide repertoire of songs. They have been regular attenders at the Calne Arts and Music Festival and the picture below shows them performing in the 2015 Festival at Marden House.


It is a tradition that the men at Calne Methodist Church cook breakfast at the Church before the Easter Day service, well once a year is sufficient surely, apart from cooking on the barbecue of course! They do go all the way with a full English cooked breakfast as well as cereals, toast or anything else one would wish to have. There have been comments such as how many Methodist men does it take to boil an egg? The answer is of course highly secret.


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