At St Gabriel’s we value the presence and contributions of the older members of our community.  Together we develop a range of activities and services with older people and their carers in Weoley Castle.  We love to bring different generations of people together, to be holistic in supporting wellbeing, to network with other organisations and work for the best for people in Weoley Castle.  At the moment we offer:

Befriending Scheme

If you would like a friendly visit and/or an ear to listen, or you know an older person who would, then please get in touch with Jo or Paul, our Older People’s Development Workers.  We’d also love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer and train as a befriender.  All befrienders are DBS checked and are well supported.

For more information contact


Weoley Kitchen – Tuesdays 11am – 1pm

Come and share food ideas from different cultures and cook together

Place of Welcome – Wednesdays 10.45am – 12.30

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat and make something tasty to eat
with Jo and Paul

Making Space for Carers – Wednesdays 1pm

Are you caring for a family member or friend?  Come along to our new group supported by Birmingham Carers Hub.

Gentle Gym – Wednesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm

Gentle Exercise especially for over 50’s (others welcome too)
FREE – run by Active Parks

Crafty Conversation – Thursdays 10.30am – 12noon

Drop in for a cuppa, chat and crafts – great for over 50’s and others welcome too

Community Gardening – Thursdays 1.30pm meet on the Square

Do you want to help Weoley Castle be filled with flowers and plants?  Come and join in our community gardening around the estate.

Men in Shed’s – Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Are you a man over 50?  Are you a man under 50?
Come and join our men’s shed – fun and friendship, jobs and projects.  We are learning guitar and trying out some music for the winter too!

We would be delighted to welcome you.