Activities Remotely #14 St John's Foundation Est. 1174

Welcome to our 14th newsletter!

There are plenty of activities to do online and at home, and if you have any suggestions or have been enjoying the newsletter and would like to share your thoughts, please do let us know.

You can also stay up to date with the latest news from St John’s by visiting our website and social media.

At Home with St John’s is now live!

This week, we launched At Home with St John’s – our new programme of zoom classes, with activities at 10am and 2pm throughout the week.

Enjoy free classes today and tomorrow

To celebrate the launch, we have offered the first week of classes free of charge. Some of the classes are almost fully booked for today and tomorrow, so if you are looking to join us this week, please take a look at the classes on our website here and book your place as soon as possible.

Book your classes for next week

From Monday 29th June, classes will cost £3.50 each and booking is now open for each activity. You can find out more in this issue of Activities Remotely (see below) and book your class(es) online. If you have any trouble with the booking process, please do not hesitate to email us at community.outreach@stjohnsbath.org.uk

Thank you and we hope to see you (virtually) next week.

Let's Talk Stitch

From Monday June 29, 2020 @ 10:00am

Get creative over a cuppa with tutor, Jill Perry, and connect with your fellow stitchers.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Seated Exercise with Liz Coleman

From Tuesday June 30, 2020 @ 10:00am

Chair-based yogic exercise, including breath work and a lovely long relaxation, either from your chair or mat.

Register in advance for this webinar here.


From Tuesday June 30, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Enjoy learning and developing different watercolour techniques in Sarah's step-by-step sessions. With your fellow painters, you will create a watercolour sketch and come away with ideas to develop further. Suitable for beginners through to the more creatively experienced.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Chair Yoga with Liz Lee

From Wednesday July 1, 2020 @ 10am

This class is for anyone who would like to improve their mobility, balance and co-ordination. The exercises are a mix of gentle yoga-based stretching, strengthening and breathing - all done either sitting or standing (no lying down on mats).

Register in advance for this webinar here.


From Wednesday July 1, 2020 @ 2pm

Join cookery teacher, Louise Griffin, in this fun and sociable cook-a-long class. Recipes will be shared in advance, so you can prepare the ingredients and enjoy cooking with your classmates. Suitable for all.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing

From Thursday Jul 16, 2020 @ 10am

During this gentle and relaxing class, you will learn 'Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing' (TMW) - an easy-to-learn sequence of twelve movements designed to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

Register in advance for this webinar here.


From Thursday July 2, 2020 @ 2pm.

Start your ukulele journey in this small and supportive class. We will go at a slow pace, give you time to practice and even give 1-2-1 help if you need it. This is a beginners-only class.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Gentle Dance & Movement

From Friday July 3, 2020 @ 10am

In this fun and informal class, learn simple dance routines and different styles of dance, including gentle chair and standing dance exercises (to suit your needs). This class is suitable for all - whether you are a complete beginner or returning to exercise from injury / illness or if you are living with a disability or long term chronic pain.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Contemplative Prayer from Stephen Magrath

Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son, c. 1669.
To contact Stephen please email him at stephenmagrath@hotmail.com

Previous Newsletters

Click on the links below to access previous newsletters, each week full of different and fun things to do:

Activities Remotely 1

Activities Remotely 2

Activities Remotely 3

Activities Remotely 4

Activities Remotely 5

Activities Remotely 6

Activities Remotely 7

Activities Remotely 8

Activities Remotely 9

Activities Remotely 10

Activities Remotely 11

Activities Remotely 12

Activities Remotely 13

We hope you will find this useful while our activities are temporarily suspended. Please forward this information pack on to anyone who you feel would benefit.

We would also love to hear from you – how are you managing? Do you have useful tips to share? Get in touch at community.outreach@stjohnsbath.org.uk and we could feature you and your advice in the next newsletter!

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Sam Norris