The St. M’s Story
St. M’s is an events co-operative set up in the refurbished St. Michael’s Church, Paulsgrove, and is all about quality, fun and value.
The Old Church
St. Michael’s is 60 years old and really was looking a bit grotty!
The Old Studio
You won’t believe the difference!
The Old Kitchen
Mountjoy and Wessex Windows worked with us to transform the ‘grotty” space into something spacious, flexible and vibrant that would be an asset to Paulsgrove.
The New Hall
And this was the result! We are so proud of our beautiful new hall!
The New Studio
This is one of our favourite rooms – we love watching kids getting crafty in the studio.
The New Kitchen
Brand new oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer, we can’t wait to start using our kitchen more!
In November the windows in the main hall were all replaced – letting in lots more natural light.
Who We Are
St. M’s is an awesome sustainable events enterprise that delivers fun events and activities for locals by locals.
We want a new way of delivering the things and values that are important in our society and we want to connect with as many of you as possible.
We want a church that is truly the heart and soul of its community.
And, we are holding a GRAND SUMMER BALL for Paulsgrove on July 11th 2020, with music, dancing, food and drink to create an occasion to remember.
St. M’s Events
The story so far
We’ve been keeping busy since we opened at the beginning of October!
People asked for kids activities, crafts and fun, and we’ve done our best to do just that!
See pictures and details of our previous events below, and check out our Coming Up page to see what’s going on in the next couple of months.
We got crafty this Christmas
We’ve enjoyed doing lots of Christmas crafts this year; with our parent and toddler coffee group we’ve made fingerprint flying reindeer, peppermint cream polar bears and paper plate Christmas trees.
Then at the St. Michael’s Christmas Fayre we decorated terracotta pots to make Christmas ornaments and made sparkly snowflakes.
We look forward to doing many more crafts with you next year!
Follow us on Facebook to see all our upcoming events.
Parent and Toddler Coffee Mornings
We have a lovely group of parents, grandparents, carers and toddlers who come every Wednesday morning for coffee, chat, doughnuts and messy craft.
£1 per adult and kids go free! We’d love you to join us.
Our coffee mornings have now finished for 2019 but we’ll be back on the 8th January 2020.
Getting down to business
We want to work with local businesses and groups and invited people to join us for wine and canapes to see the new space and see how we can work together to offer great celebration packages for local people.
It was great to hear people’s thoughts about possible uses of St. Michael’s for their businesses. If you need a venue for a meeting or event get in touch and see what we can offer.
Harvest Festival Party
At St. M’s launch event on the 19th October we welcomed over 200 local families who enjoyed performances from DrumNationTribe, Urban Line Dance, Fit n Funkey and ParaSamba, shared a BBQ feast and got involved in craft activities from stress ball making to pumpkin patches – the church was filled with sunshine and laughter and the community sharing in something new – and there was even a giant unicorn.
We think it’s going to have to be an annual event!
We had a pop-up Horsebox cafe in the church garden every Friday during the school holidays; giving away tea, coffee, homemade lemonade and ‘Paulsgrove lollipops’ for all of you who snapped images of the St M’s boards found at secret locations around and about. Giant garden games, deckchairs to lounge in and a peaceful location to pass some time, it was lovely to see so many of you.