Community Groups at St. John’s

We provide space to community groups for their activities:

  • Old Trafford Amateur Boxing Club
  • Mr. Shin’s Taekwondo Academy
  • T.A.C. (Trafford African Caribbean over 50’s club)
  • Shylarks Harmony Singing Group
  • Inspirational Voices choir
  • Singing for the Brain (for those with Alzheimers and their friends/family)
  • 4th Old Trafford Brownies Group
  • STEP Saturday School
  • Trafford Tuition
  • Manchester Greek School
  • L.G.B.T Youth Group

The Centre is also used for numerous community events, fundraisers, community weddings, parties and other celebrations. Click here for more details about hiring a room in the Centre for your event.


Old Trafford Amateur Boxing Club

Monday & Thursday in the main hall.

Juniors 6.00 – 7.00pm.  Cost £2

Seniors 7.00 – 9.00pm. Cost £3

Come prepared for sporting activity.

For more information contact Kevin Williams on 07912 287 289.


Shin’s Taekwondo Academy

Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm in the main hall.

For ages 6yrs+ – adults and children learn in the same space.

For more information contact 07776 131 567 or 0161 848 7426 or email


T.A.C (Trafford African & Caribbean over 50’s club)

Wednesday 12pm-4pm in the main hall.

For over 50’s with an African Caribbean heritage.

There is an exercise group and dominoes before the serving of lunch.  This is followed by a popular game of bingo with cash prizes.

Please come along on the day if you want to find out more, and how to become a member.


Shylarks Harmony Singing Group

Wednesday from 7.30-9.30pm in the main hall.

Pay £6/£4/£2 according to your means.

We are an open group and anyone can join in.  New members are welcome at any time – just turn up. No experience is necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music.

We sing a variety of songs, including some from the standard acapella repertoire, original songs and arrangements, jazz, soul, folk, pop, songs from around the world… whatever takes our fancy. We’re not a performance group, but we occasionally find ourselves getting together with other singing groups for a joint sing, supporting a local event or singing under the tree outside at Christmas.

For more information call John Hughes on 0161 872 0500


Inspirational Voices

(formerly known as Manchester Sing Out choir)

Tuesday 7pm-9pm in the main hall.

No audition necessary – come on the night.  Weekly subscription of £4

Fomr more information call 0747 673 4794


Singing for the Brain

Friday 1pm – 3pm in the main hall.

For people suffering from Alzheimers and their family, friends and carers.

This group is for people who have been refered by local health professionals.

For more information contact Paula Hewitt 0161 483 4446 at the Alzheimer’s Society.


4th Old Trafford Brownies Group

Wednesdays 6.00 – 7:30pm in the main hall.

Brownies is for girls only who are aged over 7yrs old and below 10yrs old.  The 4th Old Trafford St John’s Brownies meet during term time only

To find out more and how to become a member please come along to one of the Brownies nights.

To find out general information about Brownies visit the girlguiding web site.


STEP Saturday School

Saturday 12.30pm-3pm upstairs.

For children aged 8-16yrs.

Learning Support and mentoring.  Come and do homework, SAT’s revision, G.C.S.E’s. Term time only.

Cost £2.50

For more information contact Louise on 07772 183 459 or Janet on 07939 198 973


Trafford Tuition

Saturday 10am-12.30pm in the main hall.

For ages 7-20yrs. Private tuition classes in English; Maths; Science; GCSE; 11 Plus; KS1-4 SATS; A Level; Grammar School Entrance Exams.

For more information contact 07952 784 009 or 0161 225 3895 or email


Manchester Greek School

Tuesday 4pm – 6pm upstairs and downstairs meeting room.

Teaching children about Greek language and culture.

For more details come on the night and speak to a member of staff.


LGBT Youth Group

Monday 8.45pm-8.45pm upstairs.

For young people age 13yrs + who are Lesbian,. Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or questioning their gender identity.

For more information contact Sally Carr MBE on 07900 680725 or email




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