Monthly Archives: September 2019

SOMA Singing Group

SOMA (sō ma)

Soma is a singing group started in October 2018. The name is a Greek word which means ‘body’ and was used in the New Testament to mean the body of Christ, or the Church. Just as the body is made up of many parts, so is the singing group, with it all working together to make a great sound. Currently we have around 35 people on our register, 24 ladies and 11 men.

Who is it for?

Soma is for anyone of any age who enjoys singing. Some of our members can read music, but most do not, so we learn all our songs by listening to MP3 tracks or CD’s. We do not audition anyone and no experience is necessary. We generally have a lot of fun together!

When do we meet?

Normally we will meet fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month at 8.30pm for an hour in the Clayton Hall opposite the Church, but coming up to an event where we are singing it will be weekly. Our first practice will be on Thursday 12th September.

How do I get involved?

Just come along on a Thursday night and see how you like it. There is no pressure to stay but we would love to welcome new members. We are hosting an event on Saturday 21st September from 10am – 12.30pm in the Clayton Hall, when we will have a fun vocal workshop with Sylvia Burnside who is an accomplished soloist. It is open to anyone to come along and further details will be available in a few weeks.


Mothers’ Union Area Service

The annual Area Service this year is being held in our Cathedral on 15th September at 7.00pm when the speaker will be Mrs Roberta McCartney, our new Area President. Please do come along and enjoy praise and fellowship, followed by a light supper in the Cathedral Hall.



MATCH starts back on Wednesday 18th September at 8pm in the Cathedral Hall. Donna Mackey shall educate and demonstrate to us on how to become Eco friendly. Come join us and bring a friend, you will enjoy the fun, fellowship and craic. Copies of the full programme of events for the year shall be available on the night.


Clothes and Fabrics Collection

Once again, the Cathedral is taking up the opportunity of helping parishioners and friends to help themselves, and to help us, by providing a means of getting rid of old/used clothes and shoes.

The right hand Garage in the Clayton Hall Yard will be used as a collection point for bags of the following items to be left in the week commencing 23rd September until 12th October.

Please make sure the clothes have been cleaned beforehand.


We can say YES to
Men’s Clean Clothing
Women’s Clean Clothing
Children’s Clean Clothing
Paired shoes, Handbags, Belts
Bed linen, Curtains

but we must say NO to:
Dirty or wet clothing
Single shoes
Off cuts of material

The more clothing suitable for re-use
collected, the more money we will raise!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Once again we plan to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September. But we need your help, either to provide food on the day or simply to attend and donate, helping us to raise money for this very worthy cause.

We would really appreciate donations of scones or tray bakes to be left in the Clayton Hall kitchen on the Thursday evening between 7.00pm and 8.00pm or before 9.00am on the Friday morning.

Teas and coffees will be served from 10.30am until 12.00 noon, so please try to join us and encourage as many of your friends as possible to pop in too.
Don’t miss this opportunity to support these wonderful nurses whose role is invaluable to those who suffer from this life changing disease and to their families.