Brownies & Rainbows Groups

BROWNIES Contact Person:

Paula  Hassall

E-mail:
Paula.hassall@yahoo.com  

Tel: 0161 950 3476. Mob: 07708365901

Origin/roots of Brownies: Girls demanded an organization for them after Baden-Powell had started scouting for boys.

Local origins/ date of foundation:
Three have been brownies for three separate periods since about 1925. Current pack has been open 14 years.

Activities it undertakes:
craft, games, visits by relevant organisations, annual weekend away, badges

Membership locally/nationally/worldwide:
Guiding exists in many countries

RAINBOWS Contact Person:
Mary Beardshaw

E-mail:
MARYBEARDSHAW@gmail.com

Tel: 0161 900 0745. Mob: 07867824039

Origin/roots of Rainbows: The Rainbow section of the Guiding movement began in 1987 for girls who have reached their 5th birthday and leave after their 7th birthday, the nearest holiday when a place becomes available for them to join the Brownie section.

Local origins/ date of foundation: The 11th Swinton St Charles Rainbows formed in1992 meeting in the former Parish Hall each Thursday from 6pm until 7pm. We now meet in the School Hall, same day and time.

Activities it undertakes: A varied programme suited to all ages and abilities. Various badges can be earned based on Rainbows roundabout materials provided by Girlguiding UK. We share activities with other Rainbows, Brownie and Guides units in our local area providing a god experience of meeting with other girls from different groups.

Membership locally/nationally/worldwide: We belong to the Swinton North District, Greater Manchester west Division and nationally – Girlguiding UK.

Useful website addresses:
guiding@girlguiding.org.uk
www.girlguiding.org.uk

St Charles' Parish, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email: paulsmith@stcharlesswinton.co.uk

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 10 December Second Sunday of Advent.    Mass 6.00pm (eve), 8.45am and 11.00am.  3.00-4.00pm. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer

 Monday 11 December.   8.30am Mass.     

Tuesday 12 December 10.45am Funeral Mass for Maureen Mills RIP. (No 8.30am Mass this morning)   

 Wednesday  13 December.  Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr.  8.30am Mass (in church)

Thursday 14 December. Saint John of the Cross, priest and Doctor of the Church.  8.30am Mass.

 Friday 15 December.   8.30am Mass.

 Saturday 16 December  9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel. 11.30 - 12.00non Sacrament of Reconciliation. 12.00noon.  10.00am First Reconciliation for Children of Sacramental Programme.

Sunday  17 December. Third  Sunday of Advent - "Gaudete Sunday".  Mass 6.00pm (eve)  8.45am  11.00am. 10.000am.

 

More details of parish events in weekly Newsletter.

 

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