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St Mary’s Community Centre on Bramall lane is opening a communal workshop, called ‘St Mary’s Mesters’.

 

At St Mary’s we have recognised the need for a place to share skills, tools, materials and community spirit. Our workshop will be open to everyone, but it will particularly benefit retired men who may have lost motivation or feel isolated. Like a garden shed but bigger and friendlier, it will be a place to make friends, be productive and feel useful.

 

St Mary’s Mesters will open in an old industrial building opposite St Mary’s Church. It will be stocked with donated tools and run by volunteers. The idea is that anyone can make use of the workshop. Bring your own personal project to work on; the perfect bird table perhaps, or work together making useful things for good causes, such as furniture for families in need. You could ask for advice, learn new skills or resurrect ones you’ve forgotten and teach others.

 

We would like to invite anyone interested to help us get it started. We need volunteers to supervise and organise, and we need tools.

 

Please come to our public meeting on Tuesday April 19th at 6pm at St Mary’s on Bramall Lane.

Or call James on 0114 223 0240, pop in to St Mary’s anytime for more information, or check our website: http://www.timebuilders.org.uk/st-marys-mesters.html

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Is this the scheme I heard about on Radio Sheffield the other day ? Good luck with it,it sounds a worthwhile thing.

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Hi Wallace

 

Yes, we were on the Rony Robinson Show, here's the clip if anyone wants to hear it. We starting talking about loneliness and isolation at about 8 mins into the programme, then we talk about our new workshop at about 17 mins: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03pkps6

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Is this still running please?

 

 

I visited a couple times recently, as it happens today:) and last Thursday.

 

It's moved to a new location 5mins from St. Mary's

 

It's at baptist church, they're using an extension at the back.

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Update:

 

Our workshop has indeed moved, now called Napier Street Community Workshop, housed inside the Baptist Church.

If you know any old guys who would benefit from making use of their practical skills while being social, you can read more about it and get in touch here:

 

http://www.timebuilders.org.uk/making-projects

 

James

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