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.
Mile End Art Group is
very active, and meets on
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
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 www.colchesterdanceschool.com
or Contact Tim Emms on 07402297123
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the
UK, who aim to give girls' confidence whilst raising their
We give them the chance to discover their full potential in a
We are for all girls and young women, whatever their background and
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.
WHO CAN BE A GUIDE?
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
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
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
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
For enquiries, please contact Hazel Hughes on 07880 541527.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
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
The NCT are running a
range of antenatal courses, and courses for parents, on a variety of days in the Small Hall.
national website for local
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;
or take a look at www.yogababe.co.uk
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
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
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,
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also visit our
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
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
"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: