There is a long established ladies group and a recently formed younger ladies group - STYLE(St Thomas' Young Ladies Enterprise) both of which meet monthly, on a social basis and to help organise fundraising events for the church.
The Ladies Group have a variety of activities each year, including hosting jumble sales and coffee mornings; arranging speakers to give presentations on various topics; and going out for meals and trips to places of interest. Most of the get-togethers are on a Thursday evening and include a raffle. When they're not off on one of their outings, the ladies get together in the lounge at the Parish Hall, a comfortable setting with full catering facilities.
STYLE meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. in the church vestry. To date, they have hosted a shoe party; a candle party; a Body Shop party; held sales of knitted Easter chicks and bunnies filled with chocolate eggs/bunnies; held very popular clothes parties; organised a community family fun day; arranged an exclusive Christmas fair, and have attended a community event to promote the church and the groups. Future events are currently being organised.
New members are always welcome and you don't need to attend church to join one of the groups.
For further details on the Ladies Group contact Lynn Weston on 0161 624 8767 and for STYLE call Lisa Slater on 0161 624 2434 or Corinne Ogden on 0161 626 7537.