Hertford Baptist Church has built strong links with the community on the Sele Farm Estate over the last number of years and a variety of community groups link this estate and HBC, including the Hub, Hub Girl’s Night and the Sele Over 60’s Lunch.
TheHub is an afternoon of fun for all the family! It is held on the third Sunday of most months from 3:00-5:00 pm and is open to parents, children, aunts, uncles, grandparents, carers – anyone who would like to come! TheHub meets in the Sele Farm Community Centre (Perrett Gardens, The Ridgeway), with wonderful facilities both inside and outside the centre.
The programme theme changes each month and the activities include craft tables where adults and children can sit together and create with many different materials. Table games, books to read and toys to play with are also available. For adults who wish to just come and relax there is an area to sit, chat and meet friends or make new ones. Team games are popular (and usually noisy!) and they are followed by a buffet tea with fruit juices, tea and coffee.
Over the last few years we have also organised family outings for anyone who would like to have a day out with theHub. These have included a visit to the beach and a trip to the farm. These have all been great successes and loads of fun.
TheHub is absolutely free – everything is provided and there is nothing to pay for (except for the occasional outing!).
Please come along and join us at one of the following dates in 2017:
|15 January||21 May||17 September|
|19 February||18 June||15 October|
|19 March||16 July||19 November|
|April – TBA||20 August||10 December|
Hub Girl’s Night
Hub Girls Night started in 2011 when some of the long-standing Hub members began to outgrow the monthly Sunday afternoon activities. Hub Girl’s Night now caters for girls in school years 6–9, many of whom have also joined WyldLife, and we generally meet on the first Friday of the month at HBC. On a typical evening we play lots of energetic, noisy games and then relax with a quieter activity such as making cards, jewellery or decorating cakes. We have special events like our pamper evening and the summer party, as well as the ‘Hub Girls Have Got Talent’ spectacular! In August we had an informal picnic at Hartham Common, and in December we go to the panto at Hertford Theatre.
Sele Over 60’s Lunch Club
This Club meets at the Sele Community Centre on the fourth Friday of each month. Doors open at 12.00 midday and we finish around 2.00 pm.
A team of people from Hertford Baptist began this club 8 years ago; it has proved very popular with the local community. We were the first booking in the new Community Centre and we started with just a dozen guests. Numbers have grown over the years and now we cater for around 36 people. Most of our members are from the Sele Farm Estate, but a few travel from Hertford and neighbouring villages.
We provide a very good, two course home cooked meal followed by tea, coffee & chocolate mints, all for only £5.
Our cooks are mainly from the HBC family and provide us with delicious and nutritious meals each month. However, we are always looking for more cooks, so if the thought of cooking 36 covers is not too daunting, please do get in touch; we would love to hear from you.
In August every year we try to do something different. Over the last few years, we have had a Royal Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, the new royal baby; a Strawberry Cream Tea to celebrate Summer, and last year we had a river boat trip!
The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and if you think you would like to try us out, your first meal will be free! If you would like to book a place or need more information please call the church office.
Dates for 2017 include:
|27 January||26 May||22 September|
|24 February||23 June||27 October|
|No March lunch||28 July||24 November|
|28 April||25 August||15 December|