Community

 
Wheatley, the community - a mural by church members 2008

Wheatley, the community – a temporary mural by church members 2008

As a village church we are very much rooted in the local community. Most of our congregation live in the village but, as one of very few non-conformist chapels remaining in this part of Oxfordshire, we also have members who live in the surrounding villages.

We try hard to be an outward-looking church, and to use our individual and collective talents and resources to support our local community.

Groups of church members run two monthly Lunch Clubs for elderly single or widowed people to get out and share a meal together, a fortnightly Coffee Morning and monthly Sunday Afternoon Teas for anyone who would like to drop in.  Others run a weekly Baby & Toddler group on Fridays in school term.

The Citizens’ Advice Bureau used to offer appointments in a room in the church building, however they have had to discontinue this from February 2016 due to lack of resources. The nearest office of  Citizens’ Advice Bureau is in Thame.

The Annual Fête has been held on the late May Bank Holiday Monday for many years and is a fixture in the village social calendar.  We are grateful to Dr Flury for letting us use his beautiful garden for this pupose.

One of our resources is our church hall. We are thankful to have excellent facilities in good condition. The hall is well used by community groups such as Guides and Brownies, the 2 baby & toddler groups, a toddlers’ music group, a craft club and 2 village choirs amongst others. We encourage and welcome these activities. If you would like to use the hall then please see how to book the URC Hall.

Links to some other Wheatley websites of general interest.

Wheatley Primary School | Wheatley Park School |John Watson School (Community Special School) |
Morland House Surgery | Geograph - Wheatley |Photographs around Wheatley
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