Film Club – December 2016

Friday evening, 9th December 7:30pm

‘Battle of the Bulbs’ (2014)

Every Christmas, Bob Wallace, his wife Mindy and children have the best decorated home in their neighbourhood. However, a new family, Stu and Mary Jones and their son Chip, move into the house across the street and on their first day, manage to out-do the Wallace’s decorations. Bob recognises Stu as his old high school rival for whom he had an intense dislike and soon their rivalry is resumed, but this time over who will win the city’s annual Christmas decoration contest. In the end, of course, Christmas spirit wins through, and they manage to put their differences aside for the sake of neighbourhood harmony. This is a great Christmas film with lots of laughs and plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!



What’s on – Christmas 2016

Christmas in Stanley 2016

Wednesday 7th December
Visit by Santa to Stanley Community Centre. With crafts in the library, displays by community groups, candy floss and refreshments.

Santa will arrive by sleigh at 6pm; free admission and free Santa visit.

Friday 9th December
Free Film Club— ‘Battle of the Bulbs’: a Christmas feel-good film for all the family at St Peter’s Church;

Doors open 7pm, free tea & coffee, bring your own popcorn!

Saturday 10th December
Coffee morning at Stanley Community Centre with refreshments, cake stall, raffle, tombola, greetings cards, etc. Everyone welcome!
Saturday 10th December
Torchlight Procession & Carol singing
Everyone is invited to meet at Mount Road Methodist Church at 6pm. We then plan to walk to Stanley Lane Ends for carol singing before finishing at St Peter’s Church Centre for mulled wine and mince pies. In previous years this evening has been great fun; so please wrap up warm and join us!
Sunday 18th December
Carol Service: a service by candlelight at St Peter’s Church featuring traditional Bible readings and carols. Please join us.
Saturday 24th December
Christmas Eve Crib service: at St Peter’s Church for all ages, with popular carols, the telling of the Christmas story, crafts and refreshments.
Saturday 24th December
7:30pm (Mount Rd)11pm (St Peter’s)
Christmas Eve Communion Services: join us at 7:30pm at Mount Road Methodist Church or at 11pm at St Peter’s Church for traditional communion     services to welcome Christmas Day.
Sunday 25th December
Christmas Day family service to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Sunday 8th January
Christingle Service: special all-age service at St     Peter’s Church in conjunction with the Children’s   Society to celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World.

Film Club – October 2016

Friday evening, 14th October 7:30pm

‘Mr Deeds’ (2005)

Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) is just an ordinary guy from the small town of Mandrake Falls until he inherits $40 billion dollars and a controlling interest in a massive media corporation from his deceased uncle. He moves to New York and begins injecting his small-town   values into the company and the city. Plus of course, he finds that   living in a palatial mansion with a butler (John Turturro) isn’t too bad! Meanwhile, tabloid TV reporter, Babe (Winona Ryder), goes undercover to do an exposé on Deeds until her true feelings get in the way, and Deeds finds that money changes everything, though not necessarily for the better… This is an updated version of the 1936 film ‘Mr Deeds Goes to Town’ starring Gary Cooper and directed by Frank Capra.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!



Harvest Lunch 2016

Harvest Lunch at St Peter’s Church

Tuesday 11th October 2016, 12pm—1:30pm

Everyone, young and old, is warmly invited to St Peter’s Church on Tuesday 11th October for a Harvest Lunch prepared by church members and the Community Café. The meal will include a hot home-cooked meal, followed by a fruit pudding, and tea and coffee. As in previous years, the tables will be set out very nicely in the hall and the children of St Peter’s school will be     coming along to sing. The lunch is free of charge, although donations can be made if wished.



Film Club – June 2016

Friday evening, 10th June 7:30pm

‘Left Behind’ (2015)

Based on the New York Times’ best-selling novel, ‘Left Behind’ is an   apocalyptic action thriller starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Vic Armstrong. A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction. Trapped at 30,000 feet, veteran airline pilot Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage) must fight to protect the passengers that remain on his flight. Running out of fuel and with his equipment failing, Ray needs to safely guide the plane with the help of news reporter Cameron (Chad Michael Murray) who takes over the role of co-pilot in the face of the crisis. On the ground, Ray’s terrified daughter Chloe (Cassi Thompson) braves the bedlam of the city streets in search of her lost brother and mother.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!



Film Club – May 2016

Friday evening, 13th May 7:30pm

‘The Lady in the Van’ (2015)

Two-time Oscar winner and star of “Downton Abbey”, Dame Maggie Smith, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in ‘The Lady in the Van’, Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play. Based on a true story, Miss Shepherd was a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What began as a begrudged favour became a relationship that would change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived for all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with Bennett to bring this funny, poignant, and life-affirming story to the screen.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!


After Earth Movie Poster

Film Club – April 2016

Friday evening, 8th April 7:30pm

‘After Earth’ (2013)

“After Earth” is a science-fiction thriller film directed by M. Night   Shyamalan, starring real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith as Cypher and Kitai Raige.   A crash landing on Earth, 1,000 years   after cataclysmic events that forced humanity to abandon the planet, leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) stranded. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help so they can return to humanity’s new home Nova Prime, facing   uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. The father and son must learn to work together and learn to trust one another if they want any chance of escaping Earth and returning home.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!


Easter 2016

Please join us at St Peter’s Church on Lake Lock Road and at the Methodist Chapel on Mount Road for our Easter services this month: we will be very happy to welcome you.

Sunday 20th March,


Palm Sunday Parade Service:   The service will begin at Mount Road Chapel: half-way through the service the congregation will walk to St Peter’s for the rest of the service.
Sunday 20th March, 7.30pm Holy Space: a relaxed and informal evening service during Holy Week with time for prayer and contemplation.
Thursday 24th March,


Maundy Thursday service: A special evening service at St Peter’s church to celebrate the Last Supper. All welcome.
Friday 25th March


Good Friday Hot Cross Bun service: a popular service at St Peter’s for all ages, followed by crafts and refreshments.
Friday 25th March, 2pm Hour at the Cross at St Peter’s: an hour of prayer and contemplation on Good Friday.
Sunday 27th March 10am & 10.30am Easter Day services: There will be family services on Easter Sunday at 10am at St Peter’s Church or at 10.30am at Mount Road Chapel, where the preacher will be Dr P Muir. Everyone is very welcome.

Film Club – March 2016

Friday evening, 11th March 7:30pm

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ (2015)

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes this epic adventure; the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.   In ‘Exodus: God’s and Kings’, Scott bring new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Also starring John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley, the film uses special effects with great impact: resulting in sweeping shots of the pyramids, an impressive parting of the Red Sea, and battle scenes. Whilst not necessarily a faithful adaptation of events as described in the Bible, the film is nevertheless an enjoyable interpretation of this significant period in history.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!



Film Club – February 2016

Friday evening, 12th February 7:30pm

‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2012)

Matt Damon stars in this feelgood family feature based on the memoir by British journalist Benjamin Mee. Newly widowed Benjamin (Damon) is finding life difficult trying to raise his two young children. Urged on by his father, Duncan (Thomas Haden Church), to make a change, Benjamin decides to purchase a run-down manor in the countryside in the hope that it will bring his family together again.   However, the house comes with a strange stipulation: the tenant must manage the zoo that accompanies the property. Having to care for 47 species, and with his friends thinking he’s mad, Benjamin sets out to restore the zoo to its former glory. Fortunately he inherits some experienced and very loyal staff members, led by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson).   As an aside, the real-life park acquired by Mee continues to lead by example as a humane habitat for endangered species.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!