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Community Projects

Our vision for community extends beyond our church. Our position in the heart of Gatley means we are ideally located as a hub for community projects.

As well as hosting community events, clubs and activities here, our people love to go out into the local area to get involved and lend a hand. Get in touch to connect with us about events, festivals, schools’ work and other opportunities for collaboration.

Limitless Youth

Limitless teenage youth group

Limitless Youth is our 11-16s youth club which runs on Thursday evenings during term time. We provide a social space for young people to enjoy playing pool, air hockey and team games.

Our Youth Team and guest speakers give talks and we also host special Limitless socials where we watch a film or get a milkshake together. We invite all local 11-16 year olds to come and get involved and make new friends in this fun environment!

When a young person attends Limitless for the first time, his/her parent/carer/guardian will need to sign a consent form. You can collect this when you come.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Follow us on Instagram @limitlessgatley for updates.

Food Bank

Gatley Food Bank is run from Bethany Church by a team of volunteers, providing essentials to local people in need.

Opening times:
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Saturdays 9:30am – 12:00pm

Schools Work

We enjoy partnering with local schools as we are passionate about reaching out to the community around us.

Through our long-established connections with primary schools we have run creative assemblies and events. In recent years, our work in secondary schools has been pioneered by our PAIS apprentices, student youth workers, and run in collaboration with a local schools’ trust.

We can offer support with a range of areas including extra-curricular activities, assemblies and delivering RE curriculum content. We also enjoy hosting school groups who come to visit our church or use our space for an event.

We are always looking to expand our schools’ work network so please do get in touch if you have a project we could help with.

Toddlers

Welcome to Pat-a-Cake, our parent/carer baby and toddler Group at Bethany Church, Gatley, where we meet on Tuesday mornings (term time only) from 10.00-12:00pm.

Our vision is to provide a safe, caring environment where parents, grandparents and other carers along with their babies and toddlers, can experience the love of Jesus shown by love shared through the gospel and demonstrated through the Kingdom.

We extend a warm welcome to those of different religious backgrounds and ethnic groups to join us, giving us all the opportunity to meet, support and share with one another the joys and challenges of everyday life, as well as seeing our little ones learning to interact and develop their social skills and characters.

Pat-a-cake toddlers group

During the session we provide a large variety of toys and activities for the children to enjoy and extend their early learning experience. Often these will be linked to the seasons or a biblical theme. We also have a time for story and singing when we celebrate birthdays and special times in the year including Christmas, Easter and Harvest.

For each session we ask for a donation of 50p each per adult and child, (no charge for babies under 12 months) which helps towards craft supplies, new toys and snacks etc.

Toddler groups are not required to register with Ofsted as parents and carers stay with their children and remain responsible for them at all times.

If you are interested in attending Pat-a-Cake please contact us to register your contact details and we can arrange a sessional visit. If you’re then happy to join the group we will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

There is often a small waiting list but we review places regularly, as when children are absent for longer than three weeks without notice their place will be given to the next child on the list.

We look forward to meeting you,
Pat-a-Cake Team.

Church office:
Tel: 0161 428 8891
Email: pat-a-cake@bethany.uk

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