Archive | April 2012

eBay Club

buy and sell thru ebay

Learn how to buy and sell things on eBay and share your experiences with others in the club.
Great bargains to be had or clear out your unwanted items for cash.
You can buy and sell almost anything on eBay brand new or second-hand.
Use a computer or your smart phone. It’s fun.

The eBay Club meets on Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm in ‘Skills 1’ room.
Ask at the Info Desk for more details or call 0845 166 8202.


Sharpen Skills and Tool Up to Hunt Jobs

Looking for a job

If you or someone you know:

  • Don’t know where to look for work
  • Want a job but don’t know what you can do
  • Despair with application forms and creating a CV
  • If you need help with using the internet
  • If the thought of an interview scares you

We can help you to fill in forms and write your CV, sharpen your interview skills, connect you to helpful agencies and hunt for jobs online.
Come and find confidence and make friends while you look for the right niche for your particular skills.

The Job Club meets on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12pm.

Ask at the Info Desk for more details or call 0845 166 8202.

English Conversation Class

This is the final part of our series on the range of English speaking and writing classes and groups that meet regularly at the Jesus Centre.
See part one of the English teaching series for an overview of the need and vision behind all these skills and support groups.

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Jenny Beresford runs Talk English, a relaxed and informal group that meet (as the name suggests) to help people who are learning English to practice.

It all started during the Kosovo war.

At the gates of her children’s school Jenny met a couple of Albanian mothers, refugees from the Kosovan conflict. Despite their language difficulties they became friends and they were soon visiting each other regularly. This led Jenny to start Talk English at the Jesus Centre based on the friendship she’d built and inspired by the way she’d been able to help her two Albanian friends to gain confidence in speaking English.

As Jenny explains; the group meets with four trained volunteer tutors, each with a table to sit around and a topic to discuss each week. The group particularly focuses on speaking but also offers help with reading and writing. There’s a colourful mixture of nationalities, ages and genders and the group is more relaxed than our more formal ESOL class as there are no exams to sit- it’s based on friendship. Talk English caters for people making the very first steps to learning English.

As with all other groups the most enjoyable aspect for volunteers is in seeing people change and grow in confidence. Several students have gone on to pass a citizenship exam, some have been able to secure jobs with their improved English, some have gone on to volunteer at the Centre and a few have found faith and been baptised.

As well as their weekly conversations the group occasionally goes on outings to libraries and museums, has practiced both cooking together and ordering food and drinks from the Circle Café and has enjoyed talks from guests such as a local doctor.

  • Mondays 10:30 – 12
  • One-to-one sessions also available on request
  • Twenty members chat in four smaller groups each headed by a volunteer

If you know anyone who’d benefit from this service please call the Jesus Centre on 0845 166 8202 or ask at the infodesk.

Find out what you can do to support the work of the Jesus Centre or give directly.

Alastair Campbell invites you to the Circle Breakfast Club

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Alastair Campbell
, a political personality who is never far from controversy, is coming to Northampton Jesus Centre  to give a live interview and chat with BBC Northampton‘s very own Martin Heath.

Alastair welcomes you to attend the interview and stay for lunch plus a book signing of one of his latest bestsellers, The Blair Years. Doors open for the interview at 11.30 in The Deco, Northampton Jesus Centre, Northampton on 17th April.

As Tony Blair’s aide, Alastair’s career has traversed from one side of the emotional globe to the other. From life in the limelight to the darkness of a breakdown and depression, but all in the public eye, the journalist and author has weathered this storm and emerged able to talk about his experiences in frank and open discussion.

He is the author of best-selling The Happy Depressive, The Blair Years, All in the mind and Maya plus others. As a charity worker Alastair is captain of the Leukaemia Research triathlon team.

Alastair Campbell in parliament square

Event details

  • The lunch time event will include an interview, book signing and networking buffet lunch.
  • 11- 2.00 pm April 17
  • Location: The Deco, Northampton Jesus Centre, Northampton NN1 4AE
  • PRE-BOOKED TICKETS (Payment on booking) £18.00
  • PAYMENT ON THE DOOR – £25.00 (prices include lunch and business networking).
  • CONCESSIONARY TICKET (Student, Snr Citizen, Unemployed) – £12.00 Appropriate proof for concessionary ticket
  • The Deco, Northampton Jesus Centre, Northampton NN1 4AE

Ask Alastair a question and win a book

For a chance to win one of Alastair’s best-selling books you can take part in the question and answer time – either submit your question via twitter to @circlebreakfast with #AlastairC or as a comment on the Circle Breakfast Club Blog.

To book and pay online visit

For more information, see the event flyer.

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