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The following list contains a brief description of some of the groups, clubs and societies which regularly use the church premises.

     Other Groups

Rock Choir

Rock Choir offers an alternative experience to the traditional classical or community choir, pioneering a new approach to vocal training and entertainment. We offer the general public the chance to sing pop, rock and chart songs with no entry audition, no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. Rock Choir is for anyone who just loves to sing! New members are always very welcome and anyone interested in joining can try a FREE 90-minute taster session.

Homewood Road sessions are as follows during term time:

Wednesdays 10-11.30am

Thursdays 6.30-8pm and 8-9.30pm

Visit www.rockchoir.com

Mini Moovers

Mini Moovers offers imaginative and creative music and movement classes that are fun, exciting and an educational activity for children aged 6 months to 4 years. So come along, join in the fun and dance to the beat at our Mini Moovers Classes!


The classes are packed full with fun activities including dancing, singing, action songs, props, puppets, percussion instruments and parachute games. We include well known songs and nursery rhymes as well as lots of our own material that is very popular with all the children. Every class is active, energetic, and engaging, through the use of a variety of wonderful props and upbeat music.

Irish Dancing Classes

For children age 4+ from Beginners to advanced level.  The Academy aims to provide a happy and friendly environment in which children will enjoy learning all aspects of Irish dancing and be inspired to achieve.


Classes are on Saturdays and Wednesdays age 4+ from beginners to advanced


* Register by email to get the first lesson FREE, limited spaces available *

Contact details: email: walshacademy@hotmail.co.uk or Call: 07803375348, website www.irish-dancing.webs.com

Adventure Group

We are a group of people who enjoy being out of doors- walking, cycling etc.  Adventure means different things to different people and everyone can choose the right level for them.

We have a regular programme of Wednesday evening and weekend events. The Wednesday evenings are slide shows, talks, quizzes, meals, and walks or cycle rides in the summer.


At weekends we have a walk or cycle ride on Sunday and each month there is at least one weekend trip away to explore the countryside. There are no charges for these events other than the costs incurred, i.e. accommodation, food and transport.


More details can be found on our website www.stalbansadventuregroup.org.uk or contact enquiries@stalbansadventuregroup.org.uk

Wednesday Badminton

Wednesday Badminton Club has been playing for over 30 years at Homewood URC on Wednesday evenings throughout the year except for June, July and August.  We are approx. 16 members spanning the decades – mostly with some experience of badminton before joining. We enjoy the game plus social chatter. Vacancies arise  from time to time and we welcome enquires from anyone who might be interested in joining us.  


Contact Bob on 01727 866619 or robertpadget@btinternet.com for more information.

Penny Waterman

The Penny Waterman School of Dance provides Ballet, Tap, Disco/Jazz, Street Jazz and Musical Theatre classes in St Albans for children aged 18 months to Adults.


Please call us on 01727 858632 for a brochure/to book a trial or go to our website:

www.pennywaterman.com

Dancing is also one of the most natural and exciting ways of keeping fit & healthy and is recommended to people between the ages of 2 and 92!

Tuesday Badminton

Our friendly ladies' badminton club meets every Tuesday, in school term time only, from 9am to 11am. We're mostly of an average standard and we enjoy our games - whilst not taking them too seriously! - with coffee and chat in between. If you fancy some healthy exercise, in good company, and are not a complete novice at badminton or tennis ( ie. you've at least wielded a racquet in the garden!), do come along for a free 'taster' session and have a go.


Contact Sue on 07717 833485 for further details.

Herts School of Tai Chi Chuan

At Herts School of Tai Chi Chuan we teach Tai Chi to cultivate physical health, emotional wellbeing, and mindful awareness (mindfulness). We encourage people to make it a daily exercise (or practice) for body and mind. In the body, it relaxes tension, and develops energy, strength, and flexibility. In the mind, it calms anxiety, and develops awareness and control of attention. It is never too late (or too early) to start Tai Chi – the movements are gentle, and the focus is on applying internal principles rather than achieving external goals.

St. Albans Symphony Orchestra

St Albans Symphony Orchestra brings together professional and amateur musicians of a high standard from Hertfordshire and beyond. The Orchestra is developing into one of the UK’s leading non-professional ensembles. We present a full season of large-scale concerts in St Albans and the surrounding region. These include major symphonic repertoire, concertos with leading soloists and an annual New Year concert in St Albans Cathedral.


For news and up-to-date information, visit us on the web at www.saso.org.uk


SASO has occasional vacancies for musicians of a good standard, especially strings, and opportunities to deputise or play as an extra. We rehearse on a Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 10pm. Please contact: secretary@saso.org.uk

Evening Rehearsal Orchestra St Albans

We are a group of about 40 meeting on Monday evenings about 36 times a year  The music which we play is mainly from the classical orchestral repertoire.  No auditions are required and we do not give public concerts. we do however play through what we have been practicing at the end of each term as though it was a concert.  

New members are welcome.  

Please see our website for more details – www.stalbans-ero.org.uk – or ring Roger Barnes on 01727 851987.