Friends of St.James' Park

HLF logo

Welcome to the Friends of St.James' Park website!


Coming Soon...!

Wed 25 Jan Gardening Team
Tue 31 Jan St.James Social Group
Fri 3 Feb Legal Advice Clinic
Wed 8 Feb Gardening Team
Thu 9 Feb Boxercise
Mon 13 Feb Dementia Friends
See Calendar page for weekly events
Click here for Latest News
St.James' Park History Book

Updated: 17th January 2017

New Year, New You?

Couch to 5k

Active Nation! has organised a FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running, which started on Monday 9th January and "runs" until mid‑March, in St.James' Park.

There'll be two evening sessions each week, on Mondays & Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm, run by a qualified coach and designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running.

UPDATE Active Nation! have now organised two further one‑off exercise sessions - if successful, these will become regular fixtures at the Park, so please come along if you can:

All sessions are FREE but booking is essential.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!


Events News

Updated: 17th January 2017

Ditch the Stabilisers! Thursday 23rd February
Our friends at My Journey will be running another FREE cycling course at St.James' Park for young children on Thursday 23rd February.

Visit our Events & Activities page for more information, including how to book a place!
NEW Table Top Sale - Sunday 12th March
FoSJP is holding a Table Top Sale at St.James' Park on Sunday 12th March, 10.00am - 1.00pm, including a tombola, facepainting, a barbecue, and home‑baked cakes for sale, to help raise funds for events in the Park.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more, including how to register as a seller!

History News

Updated: 14th January 2017

Shirley Local History Group - New Year & Spring Events
The Autumn 2016 Public History talks are over for another year, but the History Group continues to organise more activities, including an open meeting on Friday 13th January and group visits to local places of historical interest in March and April.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Wanted - Local History Researchers
The Shirley Local History Research Group is looking for extra researchers.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Café News

Updated: 19th November 2016

ParkLife Situation Vacant - Part-time Café Assistant
The ParkLife Café is looking for a new part‑time assistant:
  • Must be aged 16 plus
  • Hours will usually be 11.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays and Sundays
  • Role involves catering and customer services
For more details, pop into the Café and have a chat with Laura - phone 023 8077 9763 to check that she's in or to arrange a time.

Volunteers Needed
The ParkLife Café is also looking for volunteers to help clear tables and support the Café staff, particularly at busy times such as after school or at weekends.

If you could spare a few hours a week on a regular basis, please email our Community Volunteer Coordinator, Marina Murphy or the ParkLife Café Manager, Laura Trotter, or phone us on 023 8077 9763.

Community News

Updated: 17th January 2017

Dementia Friends logo Dementia Friends Information Session - Monday 13th February
FoSJP is pleased to support a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia. Pam Robinson, a local Dementia Friends Champion volunteer, will be running a FREE "Dementia Friends" Information Session in the ParkLife Community Room on Monday 13th February and is looking for local people to come along.

Visit our Community Learning page to find out more!
Community Work Opportunities
Another community work opportunity has come to our attention.

Visit our Community Work Opportunities page to find out more!

Keep an eye on our Latest News section on this page, and our regularly updated Calendar and News pages, to keep track of all that's happening at St.James' Park. Also check the noticeboards at St.James' Park - by the SE and NW Entrances and outside the ParkLife Café.

Latest News

Updated: 21st January 2017

St.James Social Group
The group met again on Tuesday 17th January - the next meeting is on Tuesday 31st January.


FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 2nd December - the next is on Friday 3rd February.


Boxercise Session
A FREE Boxercise session will be held at St.James' Park on Thursday 9th February.


Dementia Friends
A FREE information session will be held at the ParkLife Community Room on Monday 13th February.


Boot Camp Session
A FREE Boot Camp exercise session will be held at St.James' Park on Thursday 16th February.


Ditch the Stabilisers
My Journey are holding another FREE cycling session for young children on Thursday 23rd February.


History Group Visits
The Shirley Local History Group has organised two local history visits in March and April.


History Research Meeting
The Shirley Local History Group held an open meeting at the ParkLife Café on Friday 13th January.


Back to Our Roots
An 8‑week course on Early Church History runs from Tuesday 10th January until Tuesday 28th March.


Couch to 5k (and beyond)
Twice‑weekly running sessions started on Monday 9th January and will "run" until Wednesday 15th March.


Visit our News page to catch up on news and events in and around the Park over the last few months.

visits to this page

Site location: Home