Our A to Z of groups at St Paul's 
We are pleased to be running a full timetable of activities
and will continue to work hard on keeping our information updated and correct! 
Last updated Feb 2022


All Starz Bolton
A community dance group, normally meeting at the Parish Centre on a Thursday evening. Find them on Facebook @Boltonallstarz for more details


Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesdays 6.15-7.30pm, Brownies introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun. To register your child or for more information check out the website: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/brownies-7-10/

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Chair Yoga, Chai and Chat
This friendly supportive group meets every Wednesday for seated exercise classes with a professional instructor. 10-11am at St Paul's Community centre just £4 per session. Contact us to book a space

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Creative Writing
A great space to get expressing yourself with words, whether it's stories, poems or something else you fancy writing. Wednesdays 1-2.30pm at St Paul's Community Centre. 

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Fun Days

Looking for a safe, warm, friendly place to go with your baby or toddler? This could be the place for you and your child to make friends and happy memories. Our sessions are Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 am, with plenty of space for toddlers and a dedicated baby area too. Contact us for more details

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Our motto is 'believe, belong, become'. More than 100 young people engage with HAFWAY each month and with the majority of the young people coming from deprived backgrounds, ethnic minority groups and broken homes we really are making a difference in their lives. 
 Contact moira@hafway.org for more details, or see the website https://www.hafway.org/

> Youth group & sports sessions
Space and activities for young people 11-18yrs, we are currently running sessions on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings at St Paul's Community Centre plus Monday evenings at Brownlow Fold MUGA. 

> Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh award is for young people aged 14 and above and is a youth achievement award designed to give young people the opportunity to become the best they can be. HAFWAY support young people through all 3 levels of the award; bronze, silver and gold.

> Youth Council
Empowering young people to develop their skills, their ideas and their confidence in representing the views of our next generation! Our young people are key to shaping the service we provide.

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Halliwell Befriending Service
Halliwell Befriending Service aims to provide a visiting, befriending and support service to housebound, isolated, disabled, lonely and mentally frail older people living in the Halliwell area. The offices are based in the community centre. For more information, please ring 01204 840808, or drop into the centre in a morning!

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> Activities Club
Run by Halliwell Befriending Service, Table tennis, pool, dominoes, whatever you fancy joining in with.  Fortnightly on a Monday 12.30-2.30pm, running the alternate week to Lunch Club

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> Breakfast Club & Digital drop-in
Run by Halliwell Befriending Service, this is an opportunity to have a bit of breakfast and learn digital skills in a warm and friendly environment.
Thursday mornings 10-11.30am

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> Crafters friendship club 
Tuesdays 1-3pm in the Parish Cente. Sewing, knitting, cardmaking, lace making, adult colouring books and more! A safe and warm place to learn new crafts skills and enjoy expressing your creativity. 

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> Lunch club
Share a 2-course lunch with friends, raffle and a game of bingo. Meets weekly on Mondays in the Parish Centre. Contact HBS to enquire about spaces.


Harvest Church

Meets in the parish centre, Sundays 12-3pm, Visitors welcome.

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Line Dancing 
Now available at St Paul's Community Centre on a Friday morning 10-11am.
Get in touch if you would like to join our brand new group!


Fridays 5.45-7pm at the Parish Centre. Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, get in touch with nature and play games - it's all about learning by doing.
For more details or to register , check out the website


Saturday Cafe 
Meets fortnightly in St Paul's Church, for tea, coffee and snacks from 10am-12noon. Catch up with friends or make new ones, talk to the Vicar about church services, weddings, Christenings and events too. Email: Rev Rodger Petch rodger@westboltonteam.org.uk for details or call 01204 843060

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Slimming Support session
Wednesdays, 11.15-11.45am at the St Paul's Community centre. Open to all, whether you are staying after the Chair Yoga session, or just popping in after. Come and get weighed, but get encouraged in your journey too, chat with others, get tips and meal ideas to help you on your way. Just £1 per session. Contact stephstather@hopes4halliwell.co.uk for details or just come along


St Paul's Church
St Paul’s Church seeks to serve in the Halliwell Community witnessing to the love of God shown to all in Jesus Christ. Worship is low evangelical with a more contemporary feel at the all age service on the first Sunday of the month. We are a small friendly congregation. Online services are available via the YouTube channel each week
More details on the website http://www.westboltonteam.org.uk/st-paul/


St Paul's community WhatsApp group
An online community group to help you stay connected to others in local area, share news, encourage each other, weekly quizzes and scattergories to keep your brains working too. Open to all who use the Community centre or live locally. Contact us for more details

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Thursday Friends
A brand new group to build friendships and community connections. Join us for bingo, scattergories, brews and toasties at St Paul's Community Centre, Thursdays 12.30-2.30pm. Contact us for more details

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Walking Group
We have a lovely group that meets for a 45-90mins walk around the Smithills and Halliwell area. Not done much walking? Or not used to walking far or fast - this is the group for you! Meeting at St Paul's community centre, on alternate Mondays. Contact Steph on 07833 567 475 for more details