In the Community As a church, we are dedicated to "serving our community" - in the village of Capel St Mary. We run a number of clubs and activities during the week. Open the Book We have an "Open the Book" team, which goes into Capel Primary School assemblies on the first Friday of every month in term time to tell the children dramatised Bible stories. The team loves dressing up, using home-made props, and children and staff alike look forward to the team's visits.
Luncheon Club The Luncheon Club meets on the last Thursday of every month, at 12.30pm. This is a chance for older people to meet and chat, and eat together in the church lounge. Spaces are limited so it is necessary to book a place in advance - contact Revd Andrew Sankey Beacon Coffee Shop The Beacon Coffee Shop is open on Tuesdays from 9am until 12.30 in the Vine Lounge, part of the Capel Village Hall complex. We serve a variety of coffees, tea and soft drinks and delicious cakes. All ages are very welcome and will find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to meet friends for coffee, and a chat. The children enjoy the toy corner, while mums appreciate having a place to meet up with each other.
R.O.M.E.O (Retired Old Men Eating Out!) Capel R.O.M.E.O. is a Church-based initiative, offering friendship and support to men of any age and background across the local community. This Men's Group meets socially twice each month: On the first Thursday of every month for lunch at the Harvest Moon Cafe in the village and on the third Wednesday morning of the month for "Coffee Break" at the Dove Close sheltered housing complex. Both are open to all men and a warm welcome is extended to all who attend. For further information, contact Peter Ellis via email or on 310096. Suggestions for other possible activities always welcome. Other Activities Walk 'n' Talk
A ladies-only walking group, that meets alternate Monday mornings and includes a cup of coffee! We meet at 10am and return to Capel by 1pm. For more information contact Stella Mellish

Knit 'n' Natter
A craft group that meets on the 2nd Tuesday in the month in a home. We enjoy mainly knitting, either our own projects or we work on a group project for the year: in 2015 we knitted a whole nativity set of figures which featured in a nativity trail in various windows for childen to find and were then used in our church services at Christmas. Tea, coffee and biscuits also feature in our time together. For more information contact Elaine Pinborough