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Gatehouse

AS GOD LOVES US, WE ARE CALLED TO LOVE OTHERS

One of the ways in which we do this, is through our Gatehouse initiative, as we aim to be the first responders to the social, physical and emotional needs in our town. Our aim is to prevent and alleviate isolation and marginalisation in the BCP area and beyond.

What is Gatehouse?

What is Gatehouse?

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COME AND JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR GATEHOUSE HUBS
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Our Gatehouse Community Hubs run at both sites, Alder Road on Wednesdays,10am-12pm and at 502 Ashley Road on Thursdays and Fridays 10am-1pm (both sites term time only). They are warm, friendly spaces where everybody is made welcome. We have groups and activities running such as Golden Generations, arts and crafts, board games, jigsaws, work spaces, toddler areas and the 'I AM Confident' sessions. We also have volunteers on hand to talk or pray with guests and we are able to direct those in need to outside agencies where they can seek further help.

We like to celebrate special occasions such as 'big' birthdays, Christmas and Easter and in 2023 we had a party for the King's coronation. At Christmas the whole team got involved in making hampers for the residents of the Poole and Bournemouth Refuges and we make blankets for a charity working in Eastern Europe. There is always something going on, so come along and join us.

Please note: both Gatehouse Hubs and Gatehouse Tots are now closed for their summer break and will return the week commencing 2nd September.

Contact us to find out more:

Please also click to view our 'resource page', which is full of key contacts for social issues and scenarios which may arise.

GATEHOUSE TOTS

Gatehouse Tots is a group for parents/carers who have children aged 3 and below. We have a safe, fun space for tots to play, giving their adults an opportunity for socialising and seeking advice and support from one another. We want to foster a strong sense of community whilst enjoying coffee and a slice of cake!

Gatehouse Tots runs every Thursday,

9.30-11.00am (term time only) at our Alder Road site.

Contact the church office for more information.

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Golden Generations coffee morning

Golden Generations coffee morning

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GOLDEN GENERATIONS
Our Golden Generations coffee mornings are a space predominantly for retirement-aged members to come and connect with others. They run alongside our other Gatehouse activities, so there is always a happy mix of community and intergenerational interaction.

They run on a Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm at 502 Ashley Road. Watch the video for all the details!
WORK ZONE

Do you work remotely?

 

We are running a 'Work Zone' space during term time at 502 Ashley Road where you can pop in for a coffee, jump onto the WiFi and work in the same hub as others. 

 

The Work Zone will be open from 10am-1pm every Thursday and Friday. This is a great opportunity to meet others whilst getting your work done in a relaxed setting.

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BIKER CURRY NIGHTS

We are a bunch of guys and ladies who share a love of motorbikes and a good curry. Ex-bikers are also welcome! We are supported by the Knights of Antioch, a Motorcycle Ministry recognised within the biking fraternity both locally and nationally.

We meet the second Friday of the month at 7pm at 502 Ashley Road for fellowship, curry and chats about faith. If you don't like curry just let us know in advance, and we do a wicked veg curry for the vegetarians! During the summer months we plan ride outs across Dorset and eat together.

HOME ED GROUP

At Gateway we are keen to support those who electively Home Educate their families. We run a small group on Friday afternoons at 502 for Home Ed families to come and learn together. Most recently using the National Gallery 'Take One Picture' programme, engaging with art and how we can learn with it. We aim to provide a safe space for our children to engage with peers, learn new skills and develop their education together. It's great for parents to come along and have time with other Home Ed families too. Always ready with a snack and fun games it’s an engaging group for all ages and stages of learning. If you’d like to know more or would like to come along contact Nes du Feu:

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