The Men’s Shed is abrand new purpose built and well equipped workshop within the St Albans Uniting complex and membership is open to any men in the community however wide people wish the definition of community to be.
It can provide a place to work and fellowship for men who have been involved in wood and metalwork activities, both as hobbies and employment in the past but, because of downsizing of accommodation or a growing need to work with others for safety and mobility issues, can no longer have access to a place to continue their interests. But it is also open to any men looking for fellowship and a space to work at their hobbies.
So far there are two sessions per week, Monday 1:30pm-4pm and Saturday10am There is room for other sessions but we need each group to include a qualified tradesperson to be part of any group for safety reasons.
Contacts are Bill Pearcy for the Monday Group on 980 9538 or John Boxall 352 0096 for Saturday Morning
The Men’s Shed at St Albans Uniting evolved from a partnership with Papanui High School’s Community Education Department and they, along with parish and shed members, are represented on the oversight committee. However the day to day function of the shed is in the hands of its members who can work on projects as a group or work at their own projects.