St Thomas Garretts Green

Ann Beattie - Development Worker

St Thomas Church Hall
239 Garretts Green Lane
B26 2SA

07514 564514 or 0121 743 7040

St Thomas’ Community Project serves Garretts Green by working with local people, in partnership with other organisations, using available resources to contribute to the well-being and vitality of the whole community.  The majority of our activities are all totally run by local volunteer co-ordinators and have developed to address local needs. Participants who attend these activities remain active and interact with other participants. There are opportunities to make new friends, try new activities and have a good time.

A word from Ann Beattie, our development worker:

“I have worked for more than 40 years within Charities and Volunteer led organisations as a volunteer or a paid member of staff. I am semi-retired but still get involved with my community outside work. My first love is our large family and cooking for them. I love to plan a party! I try to keep fit by walking as much as possible and I love being outdoors. I will have a go at most things, craft, games, quizzes and outings to anywhere of interest. I know as an older person that taking part makes me smile more easily and the people who drop in for a cuppa or to take part in something in the Community Centre next to St Thomas Church are very friendly and smile a great deal. I hope to see you there sometime too.”


At present, other than Foodbank, our events are suspended due to Covid, however, you can still get in touch with us.

We have a variety of other activities for young people each week. Information on this can be found from following the link to St Thomas’ website above.


Morning Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
At church, on zoom, or telephone link

Please get in touch to find out how you may access the service.


Brothers Union - suspended at present

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Downstairs in the community centre

This activity offers local men a time to get together, chat together and support each other. There are opportunities to play pool and darts drink tea and eat plenty of biscuits. For more information please contact us.



10:00 am - 11:00 am
Social Distancing in operation

We are issuing parcels between 10 and 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.  Please wait outside and someone will come and attend to you.  Please respect Social Distancing while you are waiting.  If you need help yourself please come along or if know someone who would welcome a food parcel please send them along or get in touch with us.


Place of Welcome - suspended at present

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Thomas Church Hall

Anyone is welcome to drop in for a chat and a cuppa.

Feel free to drop in any time on a Wednesday morning there will always be a warm welcome. We regularly have people and organisations attending to share what other opportunities there are available for local people.

Place of welcome crosses over with a number of other activities that happen at St Thomas’ on a Wednesday. So if you wanted to you could receive support from the Job Club, have a Knit and Natter, join the Art Group or even stop on and join the lunch club for some food. Place of welcome is free but there may be costs associated with some of the other activities.



Knit and Natter - suspended at present

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
In the Church Hall

Anyone is welcome to have a go at knitting and have a natter at the same time. If you’re new to knitting do come along and we will do our best to help you learn. If you have experience of knitting your equally welcome and your help would be much appreciated to help others learn.

There are no events listed

Body Mind Spirit Partnership