Collegians » Groups and Activities

This page was produced before the lockdown.  During the Autumn of 2021, we hope to gradually “re-open” most of these activities, and will update page once we are “back to normal”!


Creative Arts Group

This group meets monthly 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 a guided tour of an art gallery.


Pam's Bookmarks


Collegian Friend, Cecil Heatley's Angel

‘Cecil’s feathered angel


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


Angels Knitted           Manger

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


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

Pam Margaret B Barbara Ken's Cats


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.


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


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.