What’s going on @ the Old Saw Mill

What’s been going on with  groups at the Old Saw Mill…

The Old Saw Mill has been busy providing space for growing groups some, already at the OSM and the others in the development process. Below is a list of groups which use the OSM on a regular basis. If you’d like any further information regarding any of the groups, or aren’t sure on how to book please contact us.

Knit and Natter 

Knit and Natter is an informal group that meets at the Old Saw Mill once a week in the café. In the past, they have done plenty of fundraising for the community through their group. Knitting items to sell/donate in aid of helping our community. They are currently knitting clothes and items to donate/ sell in aid of Ukrainians coming to Congleton. Besides their charity work, some of the group can rely on their weekly meeting at the Old Saw Mill for social interaction in an otherwise isolated week. So, if you fancy a knit and a natter pop down.

Runs Weekly every Tuesday from 2-3pm

No booking required just turn up on the day


BRO’s is a peer led men’s mental health and wellbeing group; the group meet weekly at the Old Saw Mill. The group provides a safe space for men, to talk to other men – essential for wellbeing and it’s doing an excellent job to beat social isolation. We understand there are limited resources available for men who fancy a chat in Congleton, so hopefully this can help bridge the gap. The group has had positive feedback and the influence that one Monday meeting can have on the rest of the group’s week is amazing.

If you fancy chatting, the group runs Weekly on Mondays from 1-3pm

No need to book just turn up on the day

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support group 

This group is organised by Colette Foster from Healthbox CIC. The group runs bi-weekly at the Old Saw Mill and focuses on empowering women. Providing them with a safe space to share their true selves and meet like-minded women to connect, listen, share and support. Sessions are relaxed and filled with positivity, another Monday session that could change the rest of your week!

Sessions run Bi-Weekly on Mondays from 1-2:30pm – the next session is Monday 18th July 2022

To book follow this website – https://shophealthboxcic.com/products/womens-wellbeing-support-group

Cheshire East Community Yoga and Mindfulness classes 

Cheshire East are running free community classes on mindfulness and yoga here at the Old Saw Mill. They include a free complimentary lite brunch, with a mindfulness session followed by an Ashtanga yoga class for all abilities. Mats are provided.

Free Community Mindfulness & complimentary lite brunch runs on the last Monday of each month 11:30 until Noon

Free Community Yoga runs on the last Monday of each month 12 Noon until 1pm

Any enquiries and to book please contact – www.ashtangacheshire.co.uk 07412773001


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Repair Cafe 

Congleton’s very own Repair Cafe runs out of the Old Saw Mill, essential to Congleton’s sustainability and community spirit. The group runs entirely on volunteer power. Members of the community banding together to repair Congleton’s broken items, while sharing their knowledge with the hope of teaching the community key transferable skills to limit the amount of ‘waste’ that goes to the landfill. Let’s get repairing not replacing!

This event runs on the last Saturday of every month here at the Old Saw Mill from 10am till 2pm

No need to book just turn up on the day

Ukrainian Support at the Old Saw Mill

The Old Saw Mill has become somewhat of a hub for various events for Ukrainians coming to town.

Recently we’ve been a host for a few private ’US’ Pop-Up Boutique, Ukrainian support events organised by Alex Davis, with the help of her husband Simon and a team of volunteers. These events are private for our Ukrainian guests and their host families to come along for a free “shopping experience”. Providing ‘donated’ clothes, toys and essentials, in a relaxed social environment…with coffee, cake and friendship to complete the trip out! More info available here https://www.causn.com/us-boutique

Further to this we are hosting drop-in sessions to provide a safe, welcoming space for Ukrainians and their host families in town to meet chat and share. These are running every Wednesday and Saturday from 2-3pm in the Café at the Old Saw Mill

 Antenatal and postnatal teach in classes – Baby Stepps

Nic and Emily of Baby Stepps! Are excited to introduce you to their Antenatal and Postnatal education classes! The groups held in The Old Saw Mill, Congleton, are relaxed, interactive and fun! Encouraging questions, laughter and friendship!

Baby steps had their first Meet the Parents (to be) event at the Old Saw Mill in the café this month with plenty of people turning up to express interest. For further details and to keep up to date with future events follow their Facebook page here



The organisation MyCWA, a Cheshire based charity supporting families affected by domestic abuse, uses the Old Saw Mill for various drop-in sessions and peer support groups for individuals in Congleton and surrounding areas . Our meeting rooms upstairs provide a safe, confidential place where individuals can meet and discuss issues privately and comfortably.

Congleton Peer Support Lounge is a monthly support session for female survivors of domestic abuse, with each week’s topic focussed around the five ways to wellbeing – connect, take notice, keep learning, be active and give.

To find out more or to book your place please call – 01270 250390

Dove Buddies

Dove Buddies, organised by the Dove Service is a friendship group for adults experiencing loss and/or isolation. Offering the chance to meet new people, with the option of purchasing some refreshments from The Old Saw Mill’s Delicious Menu.

This group will run every first Tuesday of the month from 12:30pm until 2:00pm here at the Old Saw Mill.

Any enquiries or for further information please contact 01782 683155 or enquiries@thedoveservice.org.uk

Cheshire Kids Clothes Swap Shop

We are also being host to some Cheshire Kid’s Clothes Swap Shop events upstairs here at the OSM, their aim is to recycle as many kid’s clothes as possible in Cheshire East! Amazing right… The first event was a huge success so Nicola is looking into finalising future dates for the coming year. Keep an eye on their Facebook page here for future dates https://www.facebook.com/kidsswapshop/?ref=page_internal

A number of other groups also use the premises on an ad hoc basis. Specialist film nights, private parties, various fund-raising events and professional meetings.

If you’d like to make a room booking, please contact us using the phone number or email address provided on our website 😊

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