St Mary’s Parish Centre

43, Station Road, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7NE

St Mary’s Parish Centre is a modern building constructed in 2007 and is managed mainly by volunteers to provide services and activities for village residents and visitors. We are child-friendly and have full disabled access and facilities. We are a Fairtrade establishment.

The Parish Office looks after the administrative needs of St Mary’s Parish Church and Parish Centre. We are now open each weekday, 9.30 to 11.30 to answer any queries. Tel: 01943 864405 or Email: parish.office@stmaryspc.co.uk

Volunteering – If there is anyone out there with time on their hands, contact the Centre Manager at parish.office@stmaryspc.co.uk and she will help you fill that space! Help is always needed…. Caretaking, Open Door etc are just a few of our volunteering roles.

What’s on at the Parish Centre 

Church Activities at the Centre

Open Door
Open Door is currently open 10am – 12noon on Thursdays and 2 – 4pm on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. Everyone is warmly welcomed. Why not call in for a drink and a chat – it’s all free and friendly, comfortable and cosy. Donations are gratefully received. Contact 01943 864405 or parish.office@stmaryspc.co.uk

Mothers’ Union
The MU works to promote and support marriage and family life throughout the world. The branch meets at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, usually in the Garden Room. Everyone is welcome to join our meetings, and members are also welcome to join Ladies Group at their meetings on the first Thursday of the month – see below. Enquiries: Margaret Sumner Tel: 01943 862940

Ladies Group
Ladies Group is currently meeting on the 1st Thursday of most months at 7.30pm in the Garden Room, for a social evening and occasional activity or entertainment organised by members! Visitors and new members are always welcome. Enquiries: Linda Nelson on 01943 863715.

Church and Centre Activities

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Please note that not all the activities below have re-started since the lock-down. 

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Cuppa, Cake and Company… is a monthly social on the first Friday each month, 2-4pm, with entertainment. It is designed to appeal to older people, who are struggling to get out and about. It is dementia friendly, and for anyone in need of company. Community transport is available. Contact Becky Berry Tel: 07874226690.

Goldies Sing-along group… This is a fun singalong! You don’t need to be a great singer or know the words! You don’t even need to sing, just come, enjoy the music and have a cup of tea. The group is dementia friendly. Monthly (2nd Thursday, 2-3pm) £2 charge. Contact 01943 864405.

Saturday Coffee Mornings: These may be held on Saturdays, from 9.30 to 11.30am. Some are organised by St Mary’s Church, Burley Methodist Church and Burley Scout & Guide Group, and also occasionally by other charitable organisations. See details displayed in Parish Centre window each month.

Other Groups & Classes

Burley Art Club: Self-organising art group meets weekly on Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm. For information contact Greg Learmonth. Tel 01943 864924.

Pilates and Hatha Yoga Classes: Pilates classes led by a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, with aim to improve strength, flexibility, confidence and relaxation. All classes suitable for beginners or intermediate as all exercises are adaptable. The Hatha Yoga class is new to the Parish Centre. Find your flow through a range of poses which increases mindfulness, strength and flexibility. Suitable for all ranges of abilities and ages. To book please contact Laura on 07715405092 or book via https://bookwhen.com/cartysyogabarrepilates

Ukulele Jammers: Mondays 7-00-8.30pm. All abilities welcome! Bring your ukulele and sing classic songs from the 1950s to the present day. A few spare ukuleles are available to borrow. Email Tom@valleymusic.com

Wharfe Valley Social Club: Tuesdays 10.30am to 12noon. The idea is that we learn songs together in a fun, sociable environment. Meet people, have tea and biscuits, sing songs, play music. Bring your instrument / singing voice. It’s £5 and tea and biscuits are included. Music and lyrics are provided. Email Tom@valleymusic.com

Story Makers: Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30-10.30am. Aimed at children aged 2-5 years. We offer stories, making, parachute and circle games, role play activities and so much more. Refreshments for adults and children are included. Please message our Facebook Story Makers page to reserve a place for your child.

Stage 84: On Saturday mornings, 10:30-12:30, Stage 84 offers performing arts training for young people. Contact email is info@Stage84.com

Health Visiting Service:  A Well Baby Clinic is held at the Parish Centre every Tuesday afternoon 2.30-3.30pm. This is a drop-in clinic. The health visiting team will be available to help you weigh your baby and offer support and advice. Contact the Health Visitors on 01274 221223.

Health & Well-being: Pick up a ‘Well-being Directory’ from the Parish Centre and other village outlets. This provides information on groups and courses operating in Burley, A few such groups run at the Parish Centre from time to time, eg Diabetes Made Easy.

Burley Cares: We have a team of volunteers trained in bereavement care. If you would like to speak with someone, ring the office on 01943 864405 to arrange a meeting with a team member.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB): To meet an Adviser on a Thursday morning at the Parish Centre ring Grange Park Surgery on 01943 862108.

Other outside groups have regular or one-off meetings either in the Jepson Room, which has IT available and a large screen, or in the Garden Room with integral kitchen (a favourite venue for Children’s Parties). Open Door is an option for small meetings and has the added comfort of armchairs!

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