Regular activities and courses
Art and Inspiration Discussion Group
At the church and online
Monday afternoons, 2.15 - 3.45pm
Art & Inspiration Group is a small, friendly discussion group, open to all, which is led by a different speaker each week exploring a work or theme in art, music or literature that is close to his or her heart. We meet in the church and live-stream the group via Zoom on: https://bit.ly/StMarysKTArtInspiration
Please phone 01273 698601 if you have any queries.
The Kemptown Koalas - Parent & Toddler Group
Tuesday afternoons, 2.30-4pm
St Mary's friendly and inclusive parent and toddler group runs in our church hall on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30 to 4 pm. The entrance to the hall is in St Mary's Place, immediately to the east of the church.
We welcome people of all faiths and none and hope you'll feel comfortable with us whatever your beliefs. To help cover the costs of snacks for the littlies and afternoon tea for the grown-ups, we ask that parents pay £1.50 for the first child, and £1 for a second. But this isn't obligatory. Please speak in confidence with one of our volunteers if this would prevent you from bringing a child to the Koalas.
To keep up-to-date with special events and holiday breaks, please see the Koalas' Facebook page.
Tea and Company - Friendship cafe
Wednesday afternoons, 3pm - 5 pm
Every Wednesday in term time, from 3 pm to 5 pm, St Mary's hosts a free friendship café for people who want to get out and smile a bit more. This is a joint venture between St Mary's and the Community Service team at Brighton College. Most weeks pupils from the College are on hand to serve afternoon tea and talk with our guests.
We're always looking for new volunteers to make sandwiches, help serve or clean up. It's a happy lively gathering and we all benefit from the cheerful engagement with our neighbours. To find out more, to recommend a guest, or to volunteer, please call Fr Andrew Woodward on 01273 698601 or drop us an email here. We'd love to see you!
Kemp Town Talks - Free conversational English classes
Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10am -12pm
St Mary's holds free, drop-in classes for adults who need or would like to improve their English conversation skills. We have friendly, experienced ESOL teachers who will get you talking confidently and help you understand colloquial usage.
The groups are small, free, friendly, and welcoming. No need to book. Just turn up! Tea and coffee included.