Our many and varied groups enjoy the beauty and warmth of our spaces, and support Chalice in return. Whether it's by performing at our events, bringing muscle power to our working bees or making donations to our fundraisers, our groups make a significant contribution to the social health of Chalice.
High Street Bells Choir
Our all-abilities choir is a fixture during school term time here, led by Jenny Taylor, and supported by a veritable army of volunteers. Their repertoire is broad and their enthusiasm knows no bounds! They are available for performances - enquire through their website.
Shaking the Tree Choir
This choir warms the Hall with song every Sunday morning. Led by Bronwyn Calcutt. Check them out here. STT sang at the Chalice Trivia night in November 2016.
Expressive Women Choir
Our Expressive Women rehearse every Monday evening in the church. Coming together through singing and sharing stories is what Expressive Women are all about. Led by Bronwyn Calcutt. They're on Facebook.
Weekly African Drumming classes during school term time on a Tuesday evening. Simone Lang teaches both beginners and more advanced students. Simone ran a drumming workshop at our first Community Day of 2016.
La La La French Choir
The La La La French Choir sing in the Church every Wednesday night during term time. Their Bastille Day concert every July is a warming note on the Chalice calendar.
Finding Your Voice
Kath Amour and Trish Reck run small group Art Therapy and Music sessions several times a year in the Church and have done so for several years.
Melbourne inclusive Church
Formerly Acts2Faith, this group of LGBTQI Christians meet every Sunday at 11.30am in the Church. Led by Pastor Becky Bauer.
Eastment street studios
Our studio spaces are used by writers and textile artists on a day-a-week basis. They provide a low cost option for artists and creatives who need space apart from home to do their work.
This small but determined group meet monthly to weed, water and tidy the garden spaces around Chalice. Our gardens are an oasis on High Street and provide respite for many passers-by. Many local workers bring their lunches into the gardens on fine days, and mums with prams often stop to let their toddlers play around in the yards.
Our garden beds are regular providers of herbs, fresh greens, pomegranates and figs.
We are always on the lookout for new members, with fresh ideas for planting out the garden beds, and keeping the water up to them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved.
Hoops Thighs Buttocks
Jade Nicholson runs regular series of hula hoop classes on a Thursday evening in the hall during term time. Check her work out here.
Move Create Dance
Lots of lovely classes across the week!
Anne Gollan brought her child dance classes to Chalice late in 2015, and has a growing following among the small folk of Northcote and surrounds. She holds a variety of classes in drama and dance for varying age groups on Monday and tuesday afternoons, Friday and Saturday mornings in the Hall, as well as school holiday workshops.
Your Group Here!
If your choir, group of workshop fits within the Chalice ethos (and into our busy timetable!) come and join our Chalice community. To see what's involved...check out the Space Hire link on this website.