“Barmouth Elim Church was instrumental in establishing Barmouth Oasis Community Group Ltd. (a Not-for-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee). Originally the Group was set up to enable the formation of Oasis Day Nursery but now oversees numerous other community activities.
In 2013 Barmouth First , formerly Community First, closed and a number of groups using their premises transferred to the church, including the 'Y Not Drop-in' and Credit Union. We also saw the formation of South Gwynedd Foodbank in 2013 and as the number of community activities increased it became necessary to change the Articles of Association to encompass all that we do on a daily basis.
Our Pastor, Rev Dawn Robinson, is a Governor of Ysgol Y Traeth, the local Primary School, is an 'Appropriate Adult' and acts as an advocate for people in police custody who might have mental health or drug issues.”
SOUTH GWYNEDD FOODBANK
Elephant Works has a long history of usage varying from a Coach Station, Chemical Factory, Munitions Factory, Snooker Hall, Carpet and Furniture Store, Double Glazing manufacture and Printing Company to name just a few.
The ground floor was divided into 5 industrial units plus a carpenter’s workshop and latterly the upper floor, which is now vacant, was the carpet and furniture store. The church originally leased one unit back in 2000 but very soon saw the need for a Children's Day Nursery in Barmouth and took on a second unit. The Barmouth Oasis Day Nursery was formed under the management of Barmouth Oasis Community Group Ltd., a 'Not-for-Profit' Company limited by guarantee.
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In March 2013 the church established South Gwynedd Foodbank in conjunction with the local community and other churches.
The foodbank works with over 50 local agencies throughout South Gwynedd providing 3 days worth of food to people in crisis.
The Oasis Day Nursery caters for children from 3 months to 12 years, has 65 children on its register and can cater for up to 41 children each day. Go to (www.oasis-nursery.co.uk) to find out more.
At Oasis we respect the principle of confidentiality in all aspects of the field of childcare and special needs. We will work with parents to ensure the welfare of their child at all times.
The Nursery staff work closely with parents in ensuring that they are aware of all the child’s routines and information will be kept of all the activities of the child and made available to parents/guardians on a daily handover basis.
The shop is a church run project providing Christian Books, greeting cards, toys and gifts. We also have a section of New or Nearly New clothing and shoes, plus Ysgol Y Traeth school uniforms.
All clothing is in excellent condition, sold at very reasonable prices and, when appropriate, given to those in need free of charge.
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OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Y NOT DROP-IN - This Communities First project moved to the church in 2013 giving opportunity for anyone to Drop-In for a chat, use the computer, drink lots of tea or coffee and share a simple lunch. Everyone welcome. Meets each Monday & Thursday from 10.00am to 1.30pm.
CREATIVE HANDS, BUSY FINGERS -An opportunity to learn new skills or improve old ones. Knitting, Crochet, Card Making, Banner Making, Aplique and much more. Meets weekly in the Church each Tuesday, 10.00am to 1.30pm, everyone is welcome. Bring your projects with you or just come along and start something new.
ROOM HIRE- If you would like to use our premises for a community activity or hire a room please contact us on 01341 280808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER REGULAR USERS - Our premises are regularly used by Cruse Bereavement Counselling, Shelter Cymru, Age Cymru, Social Services and U3A.