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Wymondham church invites men to check out The Shed 

The Shed in Wymondham will be opening its doors on February 8 and 10 for men to take a look at the new project set up by Alive Church as a place to get involved in creative and practical activities such as woodwork, mechanics, technology and upcycling.

From 9am – 1pm on Thursday, February 8 and Saturday, February 10 Alive Church, Wymondham will open the doors of The Shed for men to drop in, have a look around, get an idea of what is on offer and sign up for membership and an induction.   

The Shed is a new project that aims to provide a place for men to come and get involved in practical activities.  Alive Church has been renovating a derelict building on Ayton Road to house the project and the downstairs workshop is now ready for business with woodwork tools, a lathe for woodturning and the facility to do some metalwork.

Pastor Barry Rooks of Alive Church, Wymondham explains the premise of The Shed, an initiative that started in Australia and is spreading across the UK.  He said: “The idea, in general, is that women tend to relate better face-to-face; men relate better shoulder-to-shoulder. So if men are actually doing a task, working beside each other, they are more likely to talk and open up about things they are struggling with.” 

Future plans for upstairs and outside development once The Shed has launched include a metal forge, an area to work on cars, a studio for pottery, painting and craft plus a room for technology, music, video and computers.

Barry said: “People can either come and work on their own projects, or work with somebody, or we can run classes by people who know a particular skill.”

To find out more about The Shed please take a look at their Facebook page.  To find out more about the Open Days please contact Pastor Barry Rooks on 07791088761 or

The Shed, Ayton Road, Wymondham, NR18 0QH


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