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Creative Arts Group

This group meets monthly under the leadership of Bruce Driver, both to paint and to enjoy many different kinds of handiwork. These include knitting, bead and button work, sewing, embroidery and  patchwork. Occasionally there are trips out to paint in the open air or for one of Bruce’s guided tours of an art gallery.

Paintings by Bruce Driver



Others have a chance to experiment and to develop their own distinctive style

Pam's Bookmarks

                           

Collegian Friend, Cecil Heatley's Angel

‘Cecil’s feathered angel

Knitting

Knitting takes many different shapes and forms, including  Mary’s Nativity scene for the College chapel.

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Angels Knitted           Manger

Two major charities supported  by knitters are ‘Teddies for Tragedy’  and warm hats for Mission to Seafarers

WORK IN PROGRESS – A WALL HANGING TO  CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE AND THE OLYMPICS

Made with about 30 squares set ‘on point,’ it depicts things of significance to Collegians

Pam Margaret B Barbara Ken's Cats

 Janet

Wearing traditional Collegian dress, Janet is the undisputed
Collegian ‘Queen of Handicrafts’. She has raised thousands of
pounds for the Friends’ funds through her varied and delightful creations.

Gardening

Gardener Garden - July 2012
Collegians who enjoy gardening are encouraged to take on caring for parts of the flower beds. There is a part time gardener.01

Spring wall hanging and garden

Games

Table tennis is on offer several times a week, as is a weekly ‘keep fit’ session. In the Summer, the Friends organize Croquet and Putting matches under the ancient cedar trees on the north lawn, as well as indoor games all year round.

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Other Small Group Activities

BooksOnce a month the Book Group meets to talk about a pre-selected book

Each month there is a film evening (recorded) and another evening of recorded music, selected by a Collegian.

BibleA Bible study group meets twice a month and a Fellowship Group once a month.

Social events include a monthly lunch for about 30 Collegians, afternoon tea once a month, and morning coffee twice a month.

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