Formally, we are the Church of Scotland congregation in Monifieth, and join together with our sister congregations in Holy Trinity and St Bride’s to be a Christian witness in our community. In practice, this means we are a group of individuals who seek to follow the teachings and example of Jesus in the way we support and care for each other and the people of Monifieth. Through our worship, fellowship and service, we continue to grow into a family of friends.
Worship is conducted in the ‘St Rule’s’ building on Church Street at 11am every Sunday. This is followed by a time of fellowship over refreshments in the Gerard Hall. Everyone is invited to join us, regardless of age or stage of faith.
The Gerard Hall is used throughout the week for other activities, as well as being hired out to other groups for regular and one-off events. Regular activities are listed below, whilst one-off events can be found on our website, Facebook page, our magazine IMPACT (available at Monifieth Library) and advertised locally.
Registered Charity Number SC008965 Website: www.monifiethparishchurch.co.uk Podcast: monifiethparishchurch.buzzsprout.com/
Day Frequency Time Group
Monday Weekly 12:00pm Over-60s Group
Monday 1st & 3rd 7:15pm Ladies’ Group
Monday 2nd & 4th 7:30pm Guild
Tuesday Weekly 9:30am Rambling Group (meet in Church St)
Tuesday Weekly 10:00am Ladies’ Badminton
Tuesday Winter weeks 1:00pm Bowling
Tuesday Weekly 6:30pm Girls’ Brigade
Wednesday Weekly 2:00pm Songs and Memories (SAM)
Wednesday Weekly 6:30pm High-5 Club
Thursday Weekly 7:30pm Badminton
Friday Weekly 11:30am Friday Faith Space
Friday Winter weeks 1:00pm Bowling
Friday Weekly 6:00pm Boys’ Brigade
Saturday 2nd of month 10:00am Embroiders
Sunday Weekly 11:00am Sunday Worship (St Rule’s)
Sunday Last of month 2:00pm High-5 Club (16+)
Aims of Monifieth Eco-Force
· To promote the study of ecology and biodiversity within Monifieth and the surrounding district.
· To raise public awareness of the importance of ecology and biodiversity and the surrounding community.
· To encourage and support people and groups who are concerned about environmental issues.
· To organise environmental projects which enhance the community, e.g. beach enhancement, nature trails, and the conservation of native wildflowers and the protection of wildlife. To adhere to the principles and criteria of the Keep Scotland Beautiful organisation.
· To facilitate communication between members of the group and decision makers in the public, private and governmental sectors.
· To act as a liaison with local government authorities and to work together with like-minded groups and organisations.
To participate in any activities or events which will further the cause of the group, including fund raisin
THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM IN MONIFIETH FINDING ACCOMMODATION FOR MEETINGS.
It was the reason why MLHS initially, in 2004, leased the premises at 55 High Street, which resulting from donations of items etc by members of the community developed into Monifieth House of Memories / Heritage Centre.
One of the main attractions by the MLHS, and a valid reason for the lease application for the former Angus Access Office being the anti rooms, which not only would allow setting up for research etc, but also have available meeting space for other discussion / learning groups..
Monifieth residents are accustomed to travelling out with the town to find services on offer to those in other Angus towns.
Our demographic covers the Local Authority Areas of Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross. We have 6,257 youngsters enjoying Scouting across the Region, ably assisted by 2,106 Adult volunteers.
We are the third-largest of the eight Regions in Scotland, just behind Clyde and South-East Scotland.
We have ten local Districts that are responsible for supporting the 370 Sections that deliver Scouting locally. Links to these ten Districts (Arbroath & Montrose, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glenrothes & Levenmouth, Kirkcaldy, North Angus, North-East Fife, Perth & Kinross, Rosyth and South Angus) are given on the Districts Section of this website so if you need to contact one of them please use the contact information provided there.
The Districts are responsible for supporting the Progressive Training Scheme that all our young people follow and which links well with the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence programme.
Our Badges and Awards encourage Successful Learning; our focus on the outdoors and residential experiences encourages Confident Individuals; our youth involvement policy encourages Effective Contributors; and our superb Community Impact projects develop Responsible Citizens.
Unfortunately, we have a lack of willing adult volunteers and as a result we have over 500 youngsters on Waiting Lists, desperate to join their friends in the adventures that we provide, but who are unable to do so.
We are fully committed to flexible volunteering, so whatever little time that you have or skills that you can offer, we’ll be delighted to make use of them.
Please use the JOIN tab on this website to express your interest in becoming involved.
The Regional Team are responsible for supporting Districts with some of the specialist functions – Adult Training; Adventurous Activities, Communications; Development; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, International; and Youth Involvement. Much of their role is in sharing best practice and providing guidance and advice based on their experience.
We have a Closed Facebook Group that all adults with roles within the Region are encouraged to be members of and we use it to share ideas and advertise opportunities or resources that would benefit Scouting locally.
Life-changing adventure and skills for life is what Scouting is all about. Scouting helps young people acquire practical, character and employability skills including:
These are the Skills that Parents (and Employers) consider it’s important for young people to gain.
We know that those who are members of Scouting locally are gaining these skills and that we are contributing to their personal development, but we would like to be able to offer Scouting to more young people across East Scotland in the years ahead.
Scouting is a part of our communities, not apart from it and each year contributes substantially to local charities and to local environmental projects and you can read more about this great work in regular newsletters and our Annual Reviews.
If you are looking to contact Scouting, but are unsure of the most appropriate person to approach, please use this website and the Regional Team will endeavour to identify who can help you.
STRIDE is a registered charity (SC044225) which aims to relieve poverty and alleviate suffering of African people in Angus and Dundee city, Scotland and the wider UK.
STRIDE organises and coordinates events aimed at bringing together both African people and other people in the local neighbourhoods in planning on things like local community engagement activities, gardening activities, helping young people with career choices, signposting Africans to other agencies for support with problems such as abuse, gender-based violence, mental health and other social/economic problems.
STRIDE predominantly works in Angus and Dundee city councils.
Social isolation and loneliness are major causes of mental health problems and other anti-social problems amongst inter-generational African people in Angus and Dundee city. Due to their migratory pattern, some African families are isolated due to lack of extended families for support and lack of a community project to bring them together.
Active Schools provides a number of exciting volunteer opportunities to those interested in sport or physical activity. Through volunteering with Active Schools you can help out your local school and community as well as gain valuable experience of coaching and working with children and young people.
could you help?
do you have a little time to spare?
could you help lead activities for children?
would you like to gain a qualification in coaching sport or leading other activities?
If so, then think about volunteering with the Angus Active Schools team.
Active Schools relies heavily on volunteers to assist with and run various clubs around Angus. You don’t have to be sporty to lend a hand – just enthusiastic! We are looking for people to help out with a range of activities. From woodland walks to after-school sports clubs – there is something for volunteers of all ages and abilities. The time commitment is up to you and training will be provided.
Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in sport and physical activity, develop new skills and stay engaged in a sport. Volunteering can be a rewarding activity which helps you to meet new people and take on new challenges through roles such as coaching or administration. There are many reasons to volunteer in sport – volunteers make sport happen and create the next generation of sporting stars. You could be giving back but you’ll also be helping make sport happen, without people like you, sport would not work!
sense of achievement
use your existing skills and learn new skills valuable in other areas of employment
satisfaction of doing something within your own community
free Disclosure Scotland PVG (normally £60.00)
What skills can I expect to gain and develop?
Sport is looking for enthusiastic and confident people just like you to take on a variety of roles. And sport will give back to you too! Did you know that being involved in a sports club can give you the same energy boost as having a pay rise?
Skills and qualities you could expect to develop:
speaking to groups
managing accounts and budgeting
SAPALD was given charitable status in 2016. It was established to ensure the provision of residential respite and residential accommodation for adults with learning disabilities in the South West locality of Angus – Carnoustie and Monifieth. We work with the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) to theses ends. We also carry out fundraising to provide trips and events for the member’s families. We are members of the Angus Carers Centre, and have representation on the Integrated Joint Board of the AHSCP. We hold open meetings for members and associates twice a year and provide mentoring, advice and guidance for families with adults with learning disabilities. Application forms for free family and associate membership are available on our website www.sapald.co.uk or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Floor Merrin House
50 East Abbey Street
Victim Support provides free and confidential practical and emotional support and advice for anyone who has been affected by crime. Victim Support has a community service for victims and anyone affected by crime and also a Witness Service who provide support to all witnesses in court.
To enjoy the shared love of singing in a fairly small group setting. We sing a wide range of music from Baroque to popular song arrangements, mostly acappella. Ideally, members should be able to read music. At present we are looking for a soprano and bass. Please contact Glynis Bromage for additional information if interested.
To promote the game of bridge in the local community and to teach the basics and finer points of the game.
To foster ties and cultural understanding between out community and similar communities in Europe. Monthly committee meetings open to all members.
The Monifieth Local History Society was formed late September 2000 to act as a society catering for residents interested in the collection, researching and presenting of material connected with Local History in the Monifieth Area.
Angus Special Playscheme provides fun and educational activities during the school holidays for children aged 5-18 with additional support needs. They run three schemes flexibly tailored to different age ranges. In addition to this they also run a scheme called 1:2:1 which caters for those with complex needs who require particular one to one care.
The Grenfell House Centre
290 High Street
We are the UK’s largest children’s charity
We change the lives of the children and young people in the UK who most need our help.
We listen to them, whatever is affecting them.
We believe in them – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.
This belief started with our founder Thomas Barnardo, who stood up for the most vulnerable children in society.
Our vision is his vision – a world where no child is turned away.
We are a charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers, operating throughout Angus producing CDs of local news for blind and partially sighted people. We provide a monthly CD, with the local news for your area, delivered free of charge to your door. We have teams covering the local newspapers in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie/Monifieth, Forfar/ Kirriemuir, and Montrose. We are always looking for volunteers to read extracts from the local newspaper at a recording session held once a month, taking no more than an hour, and volunteers who are proficient with laptop use to help with recordings.
The Health Centre
Monifieth Befriending Scheme is a registered charity – SC030685. Our Scheme has been running successfully in Monifieth since 2000, providing a growing befriending service to socially isolated older people, bereaved people of any age and people in care homes.
Our trained volunteers provide one-to-one quality time to their clients that are often not otherwise available. Our scheme also holds regular social events throughout the year allowing clients and volunteers to meet up and enjoy social activities together.
We are funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Robertson’s Trust and Angus Council Integration Care Fund.
Scottish Badgers brings together individuals and groups from across Scotland to promote the study, conservation and protection of Scotland’s badgers, their setts and natural habitats. Together, we seek to encourage tolerance and appreciation of badgers by offering information, advice and guidance to all.
Scottish Badgers is the only charity dedicated to the study, conservation and protection of badgers that operates in Scotland. Please note that Scottish Badgers is not affiliated with, or a branch of the Badger Trust. The Badger Trust is not involved in any work protecting badgers in Scotland.
Scottish Badgers is an independent Scottish charity. It was founded in 1999, with encouragement from the Scottish Government, who perceived a need for a non-statutory body to work in this field.
Scottish Badgers cooperates closely with the Badger Trust, whose activities cover all the other areas of the British Isles. It should be noted that only Scottish Badgers operates in Scotland.
To promote the study, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts and natural habitat in Scotland.
What We Do
Survey and record the presence of badgers
Provide training for our members and professionals in badger ecology, awareness, field skills, and the law.
Work with young people to fire their imagination and create positive attitudes to the environment
Prevent badger persecution and crime
Provide expert advice to the public on all badger matters
Provide expert advice to professionals in planning, development, transport, forestry and agriculture
Provide expert advice and assistance to the police and the S.S.P.C.A. and expert witnesses to the courts
Increase public awareness of badgers and the threats they face
Host an annual conference on badger matters on the 1st Saturday in October
Initiate and assist with research into badger biology, ecology and behaviour.
Please note that Scottish Badgers is a charity and unable to undertake commercial work
Contact us at E: email@example.com
Tel: 07866 844232
The aims of Angus Voice are:
To influence the strategic direction of Adult Mental Health Services locally, regionally and nationally, and contribute to their overall improvement;
To support Contributors to become actively involved in the planning, development, evaluation and improvement of mental health services delivered by the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors in Angus;
To raise awareness of mental health issues within the wider community, including in Further Education establishments; and challenge the stigma associated with mental ill health.
Why is Angus Voice Important?
People with direct experience of mental health problems have a unique perspective and expertise. Collective advocacy is an opportunity to harness this expertise and use it to benefit and influence the ways in which mental health services in Angus are developed and run, to educate professionals and the public, and to empower and influence contributors’ lives.
We work across Angus, and our office is based in the Angus Independent Advocacy building at 60 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1AW.
Website Address http://angusvoice.co.uk
We’re always keen to hear from people who have lived experience, and who have made use of mental health services in Angus.
For more information, telephone Participation Development Workers (job share partners) Sheila 07760 753293 or Callum 07736 679399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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