United Reformed Church

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Day Centre (Age Concern)

Frankenthal Twinning
Ladies Open House

Music Group
Oasis Ladies
"bring and share lunch"

Toddler Group

Yarn with Yarn Craft Group

Broadstone Age Concern Day Centre provides a full cooked meal for up to 40 elderly folk each Tuesday in the Church Hall. Meals are provided by teams of volunteers from the 5 churches in Broadstone.
For more information contact Ann Biggs on 01202 849136

Our church is twinned with Zwölf Apostel Kirche [Church of the Twelve Apostles] in Frankenthal, Rhineland-Pfalz. The link is one of 14 such partnerships between URC churches in the UK and those in the Evangelical Church of the Palatinate and it celebrated (picture below) its 30th Anniversary in 2018.

The Partnership focuses on exchange visits - usually every 12-18 months - and joint projects. Typically, the visits - sometimes with up to 20+ visitors - include a range of social events, which involve as many members of the churches as possible, not just those who are able to visit in return.
As part of a developing project focus for the Twinning, the two churches recently compiled a joint-Anglo-German hymnbook, featuring a selection of hymns in both English and German, for the two congregations to sing on joint visits and appropriate occasions.

Every other Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon
Ladies Open House has been a feature of the church for a number of years. Originally there was just one group, but when there were too many people to be accommodated comfortably, another group was started. So there are currently two groups of ladies who meet, very informally, every other Thursday in each other’s houses for coffee and a chat and to give support to their friends in the group. Occasionally there will be outings and each group goes out to lunch once or twice a year. Now and then the two groups meet together. 
For more details, please contact

Every Thursday 8.00 pm in the Waterman Lounge.
Our Music Group adds to our worship through the ministry of music. The Group, currently 10 strong meets weekly on Thursday evenings to prepare music for worship. Hymns for the following Sunday are practised and items for the next festival services and occasional Sundays in between.

The Music Group is led by the organist and happy to sing unison or harmony. The style of music ranges from works by John Rutter and Herbert Howells, musical cantatas by Roger Jones to arrangements of contemporary songs, helping to bring the best of the newer church music to our worship.
If you have an interest in singing, please speak to any member of the Music Group, or Martin Casey our organist. 
Martin can also be contacted via
Monthly in Ladies Homes
Monthly ladies’ "bring and share" lunch in member’s homes (babies / children welcome) plus, twice yearly, meals out.
For more details, please contact
*** Closed until 14th January 2022 ***
Term-time Wednesdays 2.00-4.00pm
A warm welcome awaits all parents and carers at our very friendly Toddler Group. 

Each week there will be:
  • Large selection of toys 
  • Craft activity 
  • Song and story time 
  • Snack and drink 
All for £1 per family
Please come along; we’d love to meet you.  
For details, please contact

This group is a lovely friendly place to go and take your children for a play and a chat, There is lots of toys for them to play with, they have a different themed craft to do every week and have a lovely big garden that is used in the warmer days. The ladies that run it are so kind and welcoming and always there for a chat. They even supply tea, biscuits and raisins! They end the session with a story and a song. I’ll definitely miss it when my little one starts school."

"I have been taking my grandchildren to this group for almost 5 years. A great group, run by lovely people. Very friendly with a large hall for the children to play. Lots of toys for all ages. A craft activity is arranged each week where children and adults have fun using their creative talents. The afternoon finishes with a short story and singing. Tea/coffee squash biscuits and raisins are always on offer. In the warmer weather there is also a large enclosed outdoor area with play equipment for the children to enjoy. If you are looking for a fab place for you and your child/children to go on a Wednesday afternoon please do come along."


The Yarn with Yarn Charity Craft Group meets alternate Wednesday mornings (10–12noon, and not in an ‘Open House’ week). 
The group started in 2014 as a group of people from the church and beyond who are interested in doing something practical for charity using yarn in any way, usually knitting.  Articles knitted include premature baby-sized items (that went to King’s College Hospital London), Prayer shawls, hats and neck warmers (for the Sailors’ Society).  We have sent about 670 items to charity in our first 18 months. All knitters are welcome – men included!
For more details, please contact 
Minister: Revd Andy Hall
Tel  01202 698638
Church Secretary: Janet Meachin 01202 683546
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