New Programme – New Activities


S2G Marc-June 2014Here’s the new programme from March for The Cross at Yew Lane; now the building work and new activity room is all finished we’ve been able to start developing new activities such as the new Wednesday morning Space to Grow through Art group which will run alongside the rearranged gardening sessions. Of course we’ve still got our regular sup lunch times on a Wednesday from 12.30pm for anyone who wants to come and share a meal with us – whether you’ve been with during the morning or not.

We’ve still got the regular Quiet Days and evenings which offer that time for you to explore your personal journey in a context of faith and spirituality:

Saturday 29 March

10am – 3pm

Quiet Day: Pause for Lent

Wednesday 16 April

7 for 7.30pm

Urban Reflections:  Feed my people

Wednesday 21st May

7 for 7.30pm

Evening prayer

Saturday 21st June

10am – 3pm

Quiet day: The Heart of Spirituality

Wednesday 23 July

7 for 7.30pm

Urban Reflections:  Rebuilding Jerusalem

Wednesday 20th August

7 for 7.30pm

Evening prayer

Amongst our Quiet Space Programme, we’re also creating a new space for reflection, discussion and prayer called Urban Reflections these sessions will focus on a different issue each time and provide time for a short discussion before some quiet private reflection and prayer on the topic.

And of course the  fortnightly Resting Room returns offering time and space to pray, rest, take time out and just enjoy the peace:

·         Useful for people with stressful lives wanting some ‘time out’

·         Helpful for people who prefer to read and pray in the company of others

Bring your own lunch ingredients with you – toaster, microwave, hob, oven available.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available.

Make yourself at home!


2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month (except holiday weeks)                        10am – 4pm


March                        11 & 25

April                              8 & 29 **

May                             13

June                            10 & 24

July                                8 & 22

August                        12


            ** extra date

Fun day last Saturday


We had great fun as around fifteen of us gathered at Yew Lane to weave willow plant supports and do various other garden jobs to prepare for the coming Spring. We will be holding more work days in the coming months as well as hopefully more willow weaving here at Yew Lane and at other places in Parson Cross.


The Willow Weaving was helped by artist Charlie Hill and funded by Community First (CDF) monies from Southey Panel.

Work Day & Willow Weaving Activity


You’re invited to join us for a work day (indoors and in the gardens) as Peter Hurley (PXI) and Charlie Hill work alongside local families and young people to create a new willow structure in the front garden. We’ll even put on some soup to share at lunchtime.

We’ll be meeting at Yew Lane from 10am, but feel free to join us when you can and for how long you can; we’ll be eating around 1pm. We’ve got all the equipment so you just need to come along – don’t forget to wrap up warm if you’re going to be outside. Ideally we’d like all children to be with an adult.

For more details and to sign up – use this link:

Space to Grow with Movement

Starting next Wednesday – 5th June : Space to Grow with Movement.983616_10200153385537607_147622105_n
Do you like to dance? Would you like a bit more freedom in your life, space to be yourself, relax and grow? Would you like to meet others who feel the same? Do you want to dance and have fun this Summer?
Space to Grow with Movement is a weekly drop in class, open to anyone who would like to dance . I use different types of music and suggest ways of moving that will help you to relax and move more freely, bringing a feeling of more life and energy into your body.
All levels of fitness, age and dance experience are welcome.
Summer classes on Wednesdays in June, July and August 2013 from 10.00am—12.00
Cost: £5.00 (help with payment is available) No classes on June 26th and July 3rd.

The Cross At Yew Lane
Yew Lane
Parson Cross
S5 9AS

A beautiful little church hall, set back in lovely gardens, off Yew Lane, near Creswick Greave

Phone:  0759 1181 763 

For those wanting to stay on the afternoon will also offer chance to do some gardening or just relax in the surroundings.


Dates for your diary


Here’s a few dates you might want to put in your diary about things happening in the coming weeks & months:

27th April: Gardening Day / Spring Clean. Join us for some tidying up, tree planting and hedge laying. There’ll be soup and a roll at lunchtime for all volunteers. (If Fridays snow forecast of 15cm turns out to be accurate we’ll obviously be cancelling – watch this site for updates)

4th May: Quiet day led by Rev Judith Jessop. 10am until 3pm – please bring a packed lunch.

13th June: Quiet evening led by Rev Judith Jessop. 7-9.30pm

27th June: Evening Prayers led by Sue Green.7-8.30pm


Gardening Day at Yew Lane


On Saturday 27th April we’re having another gardening day. With all the snow and poor gardening weather that we’ve had at the start of this year, we’ve got a fair bit of Spring tidying to do …. plus we’re relaying and filling the hedge at the back and planting new fruit trees and new planters.

There ‘ll be a soup lunch for anyone wanting to come so we hope to see you there.

The session will start at 10am with lunch around 12.30pm, feel free to come for a long or short a time as you want.

New Activities & Services for the Cross


We’re looking to improve facilities at Yew Lane in the next 12-18months. We hope this will include new kitchen facilities, a new activity room, with potential for creche space and new double glazing.

So the question now is: What new activities and services would you like to see the building being used for?

Here’s some suggestions from other people – but we’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts too, you can add your comments below.

  • Art therapy sessions
  • Dance therapy sessions
  • Gardening therapy sessions
  • Other therapeutic sessions
  • Counselling & support services
  • Adult education / learning
  • Sessions for adults with learning disabilities
  • Guided meditation
  • Relaxation classes