Monty's Community Hub / 59 Montague Avenue, Southampton, SO19 0QB / Data Privacy Notice / Registered Charity Number 1155649
MONTY'S is a creative hub at the heart of our community. It's a space which belongs to our whole community; everyone in our neighbourhood in Sholing/Thornhill . The idea is for this to be an place where we can meet up, share life, get active, make new friends, learn new skills, improve job prospects, get help and advice, and have fun!
MONTY'S is more than just a building - its a community. Our vision is to encourage and enable personal, social and spiritual growth in our community, so we can all enjoy abundant life within a flourishing neighbourhood. Monty's has a Christian ethos, though people of any faith or none are welcome; our hope is to be an inclusive space of generous hospitality for everyone.
MONTY'S is a charity run mainly by volunteers (with support from St Mary’s Church Sholing and Oasis Academy Mayfield) - and we're always looking for new volunteers - can you help?
Some of our activities charge a small fee to cover costs, but please let us know if this is a problem and we may be able to reduce your fee - as our goal is for everyone in our community to be and feel included at Monty’s. If you'd like to join in with any of our groups/activities, just pop in sometime, or get in touch via the contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!
MONTY'S hosts various groups for children, young people, families, older people, and others, with special events for the holidays. If you've got any good ideas, time you could spare, skills you could share or would like to learn - let us know! Our TERM-TIME programme includes:
6:30-7.45pm / MONDAY YOUTH (fortnightly)
/ a fun group which meets to chat about life and faith (and to eat pudding!)
we meet nearby; get in touch to find out more
3:30pm onwards / YOUTH CLUBS
/ all sorts of fun and games, arts and crafts, competitions and discussions [50p]
3:30-4:45pm: Yr R - Yr 3
5:15-6:30pm: Yr 4 - Yr 6
7:15-8:30pm: Yr 7 - Yr 11
/ during school holidays we have a different programme - (find out more here!
1:30-3pm / MONTY'S MAJORS (over-60ish)
/ social, activities and refreshments - we may be older but we're young at heart
3:30-4:45pm / HOMEWORK CLUB
/ a quiet space to study or to get help with your homework
6-8pm / BIKE HUB: ADULT WORKSHOP (over-18s)
/ join the fun & learn to repair your own bike, with help from experienced bike mechanics
9am-onwards / CRAFT CLUB
/ our welcoming weekly group for adults, feel free to bring your own craft
11am-12pm / IT & INTERNET DROP-IN
/ drop in to use our laptops, printer, or internet - help is often at hand!
10:30am-2pm / COMMUNITY LUNCH & CAFE
/ our donations-only cafe, with an exciting new menu every week [pay-as-you-feel]
12-6pm / BIKE HUB Open!
/ pop in to buy a bike, book a repair, or find out more about repairing your own bike
3:30-5:30pm / BIKE HUB: YOUTH WORKSHOP (Yr7+) & YOUTH CAFE (Yr2+)
/ BIKE WORKSHOP: learn to repair your own bike, helped by experienced mechanics
/ YOUTH CAFE: informal cafe space for young people (as a drop-in, kids may come and go)
12:30-2:30pm / SUNDAY LUNCH CHURCH (we meet monthly; get in touch for more info!)
/ join us for Sunday Lunch with the whole family - plus stories, games, prayer & laughter
CAN YOU HELP?
We're always looking for new volunteers, or people with ideas, skills or experience to share with others in our community - do you want to get involved? Get in touch if you'd like to chat about what we could do together (phone, Facebook, or via our contact page).
We also rely on financial support from people just like you - can you support us? Please visit our BT MYDONATE page - your generosity is enormously appreciated!