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Here's a list of the Groups for whom Myland Parish Halls has been "home". We're expecting to add new Groups to this list in the coming weeks, and we know that these organisations are looking forward to meeting new members.


If you're a leader of one of these Groups and would like to change your entry, just email us; and we encourage all our readers to make contact with the Groups, all of which are keen to see the community of Myland continue to develop.


Art Group


Mile End Art Group is very active, and meets on alternate Fridays.

for more details, contact Mike Howell, on 01206 851305

Colchester Dance School


Colchester Dance School aims to teach quality Ballroom and Latin American dancing to all - from complete beginners to advanced dancers. We offer this tuition as either group classes or one to one private lessons.

Dancing is a great way to keep fit and a have a lot of fun too! So forget the Gym - Dance your way to Fitness instead.


For more information visit

or Contact Tim Emms on 07402297123

Girlguiding Myland


Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, who aim to give girls' confidence whilst raising their aspirations.


We give them the chance to discover their full potential in a fun space.

We are for all girls and young women, whatever their background and circumstances,

offering exciting activities whilst encouraging them to be happy, self-confident and curious about the world they live in and the difference they can make.



Any girl aged five or over. Membership is voluntary and is open to any girl or woman regardless of faith, race, culture or nationality, provided she is able to understand and willing to work towards making the Promise.


Girlguiding in Myland has six units:

1st & 2nd Myland Rainbow Guides for girls aged 5 – 7

1st & 2nd Myland Brownie Guides  for girls aged 7 – 10

1st & 2nd Myland Guides for girls aged 10 – 14. (15 if completing a Baden Powell Award.)

There are also opportunities for young women aged 14+ to join the District Senior Section unit, offering a wider activity programme with international travel opportunities.


Membership enquiries, for girls or adults, are always welcome and we would direct you to the Girlguiding UK Join Us website to register your details. There you will be offered the opportunity to select up to 3 unit choices, in order of preference, and the relevant guider in charge will contact you to discuss further.


For any other queries, please contact:

Mrs Diane Ayton 01206 851564 or Ms Lorraine Boyle 01206 578422.

Kids Acting and Theatre Skills (KATS)


Drama for Key Stage 1 & 2 - Theatre Group for children aged 5 - 11 years.


Sessions are designed to promote drama in a fun environment, encouraging self-confidence and social interactive skills. We also regularly work on performance pieces.


Please call Sarah Young on 01206 851796 for more information.



On Sunday mornings in term time St. Michael's have Meerkats in Myland Parish Halls! Meerkats are our children - of all ages - who have their own activities whilst adults are in Church(unless it's Family Service or Baptisms).


Why are they called Meerkats? Because as we all know, meerkats are very social, friendly, energetic, seem to have lots of fun - they're always on the alert, and make sure they help one another!

Myland Baby & Toddler Group


We meet weekly from 9am to 11am in the Large Hall on Thursday mornings in term time.

Come and meet new and old friends in a welcoming environment- it's only £2 per family, including lots of tea, coffee and very good biscuits!


For enquiries, please contact Hazel Hughes on 07880 541527.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Mothers' Union


Myland Mothers' Union meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m.


Mothers' Union is a Worldwide Christian Organisation whose aim is to, love, care and support family life.  Contrary to its name, you don't have to be a Mother, anyone can join, male or female, as long as you have been baptised. (or you may wish to see what we do and perhaps make your commitment.)


Further information may be found on the Mothers' Union Website,


Myland branch meetings vary each month as well as undertaking many other projects during the year. For more information, contact Ivy Dix on 01206 851743.   

Myland Pre-School


Learning through Play for children aged from 2years 9months held in Myland Parish Halls.


We offer good quality childcare for 3 hours, seven sessions a week, during term time.

Our staff are fully qualified and the group is OFSTED registered.


For more details contact: Diane Woodrow 07952 548335

National Childbirth Trust

The NCT are running a range of antenatal courses, and courses for parents, on a variety of days in the Small Hall.


Check the national website for local information.

Pregnancy Yoga classes

Small friendly classes open to anyone who is 14 weeks pregnant or more. The 6 week Pregnancy course is a great way to ease into pregnancy, maintain fitness, de-stress, alleviate aches and pains, prepare for labour and simply have fun!


Thursday evening Yoga


Relax and unwind with yoga whilst keeping fit. Friendly drop-in class, beginners welcome. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring along a mat if you have one (there are always some spares). The class runs every Thursday 8.15-9.30pm and is term time only.


Please call Naomi on 07801 350469 for more information; alternatively

email or take a look at

St. Michael's Church                 

Community Events


We hold a number of community events in the Parish halls throughout the year, including fairs, plant sales, quizzes, fish & chip suppers, shared breakfasts/lunches, celebration dinners, and more.


Keep an eye on our noticeboards and our website at to see what’s coming up!

1st Myland St Michaels’ Scout Group

The Scouting movement is one of Myland's oldest organisations, and is still going strong. We meet weekly in the Parish Halls, providing traditional development opportunities for young people aged between 6 and 14.


Yes, behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme which was completely redesigned in 2015 fthe programme was revised following consultation within the movement, the changes being called the Programme Refresh.


The previous Programme Zones have been replaced by three themes, being "outdoor and adventure", "world" and "skills". Section Leaders are trained to deliver this programme.


The aim of the Scouting Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The Method of achieving the Aim of the Association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership.


Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are five Sections:

Beaver Scouts 6 - 8 year olds

Cub Scouts 8 –10 ½ year olds

Scouts 10 ½  - 14 year olds

Explorer Scouts 14 -18 year olds

Network 18 - 25 year olds


We are always looking for adults to become leaders, if you think you might be interested in training and wearing the uniform and helping young people it's more fun and rewarding than you may think, Please contact us.


We are sorry but at the present all sections are full and waiting lists are closed, we have a register of interest for the Beaver Scouts. To register your Childs interest please email, for an application form. It must be stressed that this will not  guarantee a place for your child within the group at any time..


For more information  please contact Bill Miller, Group Scout Leader on 01206 844313; or email

Please also visit our website at



stmixkids is our club for children aged 5 to 11. We meet monthly in Myland Parish Halls, usually on the first Saturday of each month during term time, from 10.00 - 12.00. We have a fun programme of crafts, games, music and teaching.


For more information or to register contact Sue Aldous on 01206 851980.

Trefoil Guild                     


Trefoil Guild is guiding for adults - having fun, friendship and making a difference. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7.30 - 9.00pm.


If you would like to join us or for more information please contact:

Judy Harrington on 01206 564017 of Ivy Dix on 01206 851473

YMCA Youth Group


The Youth Group for 10 to 16 year olds meets fortnightly on Friday evenings.


We deliver a wide range of activities along with offering trips and outings too. For more information, contact the Chantel West the Lead Youth Worker for the group on 07759969583 or email Chantel at or email Craig Gough Youth Projects Manager at


The YMCA works in partnership with the Community Action in Mile End, the Gilberd NAP and Colchester Borough Council which ensures the provision is open and available for young people of the Mile End.

"Young at Heart"


Our Club for people of the Parish aged 50+ meets in Myland Parish Halls on the third Wednesday of each month. We have visiting speakers and entertainers, and we're also capable of making our own entertainment - especially when it comes to food!


To join, and for details of the Programme, contact Jenny Spence on tel:01206 842698 or by email:




Myland Parish Halls are part of St. Michael's Church, Registered Charity no. 1130020

within the Church of England in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

We operate within the rules and policies set down by the Church of England:

all our policies can be viewed on the Church's website at

We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding

which may be found on the Church of England’s website:

or on the Safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Sarah King, 07518 276706