Sep 16

September 16, 2022

Courses for September 2022

Don’t worry if you missed our Open Day – places are still available on most of our courses. You can see our latest timetable here, and read more about our courses on the relevant pages. If you need any more information, please contact the Centre.

Aug 5

August 5, 2022

Phil’s Fundraising Swim

Our friend and supporter Phil Hoyland undertook the amazing challenge of swimming the Catalina Channel in California – risking dangerous currents, night swimming, nausea and hypothermia – to raise money for St John’s Centre, and in particular to fund the new stairlift for our upstairs classroom. Unfortunately, due to plummeting temperatures and cramp, Phil wasn’t able to complete the challenge. We are happy that he is safe and well though, and proud of his amazing effort! If you want to…

Sep 23

September 23, 2022

Capoeira for Kids

Capoeira pulls the elements of dance, martial art, game-play, acrobatics and music together. As well as being amazingly rewarding and fun, the practice of capoeira develops excellent fitness, flexibility, mobility, coordination and balance. Capoeira Manchester are now holding sessions for children at St John’s Centre – find out more on our Capoeira page.

Sep 23

September 23, 2022

Childcare Volunteers Needed

We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic volunteers to help look after preschool children while their parents learn ESOL with us. You would be needed between 10.15am-12.15pm on Wednesdays during term time. More details are included in the Role Description. If you are interested, please call Claire Trivino on 0161 872 7795 or email

Sep 23

September 23, 2022

What’s My Purpose?

This six week course will help you to: Explore and clarify your priorities Notice what gets in the way of you achieving your goals Use purpose and not pressure to motivate yourself Overturn procrastination to stay focused. There will be a FREE introductory workshop on Tuesday 4th October 10am-12 at St John’s Centre. For more information or to book a place, please call Claire on 07855741804 or email

Sep 17

September 17, 2022

Cabaret for Freedom 2022

St John’s Church, Saturday 15th October 7.30pm Join us for an evening of poetry and music featuring two of the Caribbean’s most celebrated writers.