The Corner

The Corner is the side of All Souls that puts on a myriad of activities and groups for all in the community. Our focus is on the lonely and isolated, particularly the elderly living alone, and according to our mission statement: "We provide a gathering place in Merivale for community neighbours and friends who share companionship, support, encouragement and fun. We offer our services and diverse activities in a culturally sensitive and non-judgemental manner". Come along and try out one of our groups!

Contact Julia at themerevalecorner@gmail.com or ring 03 355 4197 with any questions.

Mondays

  • 11.30am: Older Persons Exercise Group, with coffee and tea to follow

Tuesdays

  • Walking Group (on hold until 2020)
  • 9.30am: Ukelele Group- A chance to play together
  • 10:30am: Coffee and Conversation- Enjoy morning tea, chat, a jigsaw or play scrabble
  • 1.30pm: Tai Chi- Improves mobility, energy balance and health and reduces stress. Great for overall health and wellbeing. With coffee and tea to follow.

Wednesdays

  • 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesday of the month 10.00am-12.00pm: Embroidery and Handcrafts- Share the company and conversation of others whilst working on your own embroidery, craft or project

Thursdays

  • 9:15- 10.15am & 10:30am-11.30am: Tai Chi- Improves mobility, energy balance and health and reduces stress. Great for overall health and wellbeing. With coffee and tea to follow.
  • 10:30am: Coffee and Conversation- Enjoy morning tea, chat, a jigsaw or play scrabble
  • 11:30am: Soup and Scrabble

Monthly

  • Social Group: Meets for coffee, lunch, outings, theatre and other entertainment activities.
  • Book Sharing Group: (3rd Wednesday of the month) Inspiring book sharing sessions.
  • Film Club: Meets second and fourth Sunday of the monthWeekend Club: Started early 2019, with an average of 20 members, meeting currently once a month on a Saturday at The Corner: this successful initiative is bringing together single people who may find weekends difficult, reducing their loneliness.
  • Monthly morning teas/luncheons: These are very popular. The events enhance local community identity and have increased community participation. During 2019 we had a full programme with high attendance: Mayor Lianne Dalziel in April; Seasons for Growth/Grief course May-June; Mid-Winter Christmas in June; Conversation between the two Bishops in July; Philip Aldridge (CEO Arts Centre) in August; Mayoral Forum (also addressing the issue of the Merivale Mall development) in September; Sarah Quadir from the Muslim Deans Ave community in October; supporting the All Souls Church Fair in November; and in December we had speakers on zero waste with environmentally friendly products; finally, our break-up Christmas Party!

We also have community day trips three or four times a year and run a St John’s First Aid course annually

Weekly Services

Sunday Service

8.00am

This service uses the Book of Common Prayer on the 1st and 5th services of the month, the other services use the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book. This is a contemplative and traditional service with no music.

Sunday

9.30am

This service uses the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book with hymns. A family friendly service, it includes Children’s Church during the school term.

 

Sunday

11.00am

This is a contemporary service with creative and contemplative elements. This service includes a mixture of traditional songs, modern music and Taize chants. We eat a potluck lunch together afterwards every Sunday. Healing Prayer with anointing oil is available once a month at this service, or any other time by request.

Wednesday

10.00am

An intimate service with strong fellowship, this service uses the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book and traditional hymns with organ accompaniment. We have morning tea together afterwards every week.

 

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