Chatterboxes meets on a Friday morning in the Parrs Wood church hall
between 10.00am and 12.00 noon during term time. The group is run entirely by Parrs Wood members. Chatterboxes is for children
under five; though most children are under three and a half. Up to twenty five children attend each week accompanied by either
mum or dad, grandparent, foster parent or childminder. A charge of £1.50 is made per adult with 1 child then
an additional 50p for each additional child to cover refreshments and activity costs. We are continually asked why we
can keep this price so low. Our response is always that it is because the church sees this as an important part of its work
for the community and is therefore happy to subsidise it by not charging a rental for the premises and that the organisers
come along on a voluntary basis. Activities include playing with toys, play dough and jigsaws. We then have refreshments followed
by craft activities and a singing time. We also have a Christmas party each year at which Father Christmas makes an appearance.
Sew & Chat
Sew & Chat meets fortnightly at Burnage church on Thursdays at 2.30pm
to enjoy each others' company and knit scarves for the shoeboxes the church sends at Christmas. We make Manchester Weather
Worms, if you don't own one of our worms, shame on you. They make a fun gift for birthdays, weddings and get wells. In
the lavender season the perfume fills the air, as we strip the flowers from the stems and we get covered along with the tables
and floor as we fill lavender bags ready for the Bazaar. During these and other actives we enjoy a good cup of tea, while
putting the world to rights! If you are passing church on a Thursday do pop in for a cuppa and a chat, you will be made most
2nd Burnage Girl Guides
Weekly meetings take place on Tuesdays from 7.30–9.00pm
at Burnage church for girls aged between 10-14 years old. The girls enjoy a range of activities such as games both indoors
and out, crafts, drama, cooking and examining world issues. We also go away to camp where girls grow and develop in confidence
as they challenge themselves to have a go at things they have never tried before such as the tree climb, or the crate challenge,
or mountain biking.
5th Manchester Boys’ Brigade
The 5th Manchester BB is a vibrant and dynamic
Company for boys from the ages of 5 up to young men of 19 and has a wide ranging weekly program of games, crafts, band, sports
and drill. The Company takes part in many Battalion competitions with other local BB Companies and undertakes regular trips
out. We also go camping in North Wales each year where we do many activities including mountain biking, hiking and sea fishing.
If you would like more info, please see our website at www.5bb.org.
9th Didsbury Girl GuidesThe 9th Didsbury Guides meets on a Monday at
Parrs Wood Road church hall from 7.30pm till 9pm during term time. Girls are aged between 10 and 14 years of age. Guiding
encourages girls and young women to become decision makers and the girls help to set the program of activities each term.
The girls attend camp each summer for a long weekend, and also have the opportunity to go on day trips.