Altofts Methodist Church has groups for people of varying ages and interests throughout the week. Scroll down to view information about each group. See the notices to check dates and times of meetings.
Womens' Friendship Group
We first formed over 50 years ago as a Young Wives Group. We meet on the second Tuesday in each month with a varied programme throughout the year to suit all ages and tastes. This includes speakers on all kinds of subjects, a beetle drive, meal out and members’ night. We raise money for church and various charities by holding an annual Strawberry Fayre, and a Carol Evening on the first Tuesday in December. The collection from this goes to Martin House Hospice at Boston Spa. We have 33 ladies on our membership list and average 27 at each meeting – but there is always room for more.
The indoor bowls club formed in August 2005; there were nine people attending. Since then we have grown to twenty members; we have up to eleven players on a Tuesday evening and up to fourteen on a Thursday morning. However only twelve can play on the three mats that we have, but it evens out usually due to members missing for one reason or another. Not only does playing bowls provide exercise, it also gives a social aspect when we break for coffee & biscuits. We also have a selection of players who compete against Central Methodist Church in Pontefract for the “Centofts” trophy. We alternate every three months between playing at Altofts and Pontefract.