I was contacted by Ping Bradford, in the summer of 2017, to be part of the national launch for Table Tennis. They would provide us with free table tennis tables and all the equipment we needed.
This has been a good opportunity to draw people into the church building to strengthen and encourage people in the life of the community. There are people in the community who feel isolated and lonely and providing the space to help people to know that the church cares would be a good thing.
We have been really blessed in having about twenty people who belong to the table tennis group, which started in September 2017. The group is going so well, that we have had to request another table, which Sport England readily provided. We now have three tables, which are in use all the time from 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon.
Because of the success of this venture, we are now in a position to extend the times when we meet, so that we can accommodate more people and extend the hand of pastoral care to people who seem to appreciate, not just the exercise in playing table tennis, but the fellowship and the networking which it stimulates. We have people from different churches and none, who attend the group.
We have recently started to meet from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm, and will be providing a light lunch on the last Monday in each month. Please tell your friends to come and meet new and interesting people.
For further information, please get in touch with me.
Rev Albert G