Gathering Groups

Gathering Groups

The mission of Gathering is to create communities of purpose and fun

These are spaces where all are invited to be a part of bringing life to the city. These communities can look like regular groups, courses or even one-off events with the aim to create places where people feel they belong and can contribute.
If you have an idea for a new gathering group, course or a one-off event, we would love to hear from you!
For more information
Get in touch with Josh or Kat at
Coffee Club

Building community one mug of coffee (or tea) at a time

Coffee Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 10:30-12pm at The Beehive. It’s a great place to meet new people over coffee and cake. We would love to see you there!
Just turn up or email Liz Thatcher for more details.
Baby Massage

Bonding with your baby through massage

Run by Cotton Family, the IAIM baby massage course is a 5 week course is for parents with young babies with the aim of building confidence with your baby, improving communication and supporting your baby’s developments.
For more information and to book, contact
Subsidised spaces may be available via referral through Pneuma Church Compassion, email 
WOW World of Wonders

Building trust and bond through creative play

The Building Bonds Project is a 6 week workshop focused on building bonds between you and your child/children through creative play, and having fun together in a weekly themed environment.
Get in touch with Juliet Watling to find out more and book your space at 
Book Club

It’s so much more than just reading

Book Club is a great place to gather together, make new friends while eating cake and reading a variety of books! At the moment, we are full but if you would like to go on a waiting list to join one of our book clubs, or you would like to open a new one please email
The Public Speaking Course

Grow in confidence and communication

The Public Speaking Course, is aimed at building confidence and helping you to become a more effective communicator. Meeting on Tuesday evenings at The Beehive in North Street, the course covers topics such as creating stage presence, structuring your ideas and exploring different presentation formats. Spaces are limited so get in touch to sign up! (£30 donation per course)
The next course will be starting soon, for further information email
Ashford Sings!

So much more than a choir - we are a singing community

Ashford Sings is a community choir in Ashford that we sponsor. No audition needed and it has proven health benefits – yes, really! According to, ‘The research team found that choir singing once a week appeared to reduce stress over the first six months of the study.’ Wow! If you love to sing, we’d love to have you!
For more information check out their website -