The Anchor Group was first established in Corpus Christi Parish in 1984 by Sr. Angela Black as a way of integrating people with learning difficulties into the main stream of the Parish. Each member has a ‘friend’ and we meet together weekly during term time to share a cup of tea and our experiences since last meeting; we then have bidding prayers and a little discussion on the gospel of the previous Sunday. We also make decorations, cards etc. The members have all made their First Communion and have been confirmed since joining the group.
Membership of the group has changed as members moved away, or passed away, but we still have four of the original members and two of the original ‘friends’. We also have many friends of the group who help in raising funds at Bingo, Jumble Sales etc., to help us go on our biannual trips to Lourdes with H.C.P.T., trips to the country, to Aylesford and various other outings.