Friday Friends

In the Coronavirus era this is replaced by weekly deliveries to 45 households of newsletter, treat, quiz and puzzles supplemented by phone calls.  From 4th July  the goody bags may be collected from the Family centre.

Since 2007 Friday Friends has been a meeting place for more than thirty senior citizens, with tea and cake, craft and knitting, quizzes and prayers, and friendship.

Next 3 Friday Friends Meetings

Date Start Time Location Title Description
Fri 18th Dec 13:30 zoom.us Friday Friends Tea and Carols Community Groups Seasonal Christmas and in the church building
Fri 2nd Apr 13:30 Family Centre Large and Small Rooms Friday Friends Community Groups
Fri 9th Apr 13:30 Family Centre Large and Small Rooms Friday Friends Community Groups

In lockdown or Tier 2 this is replaced by weekly deliveries to 45 households of newsletter, treat, quiz and puzzles supplemented by phone calls. In Normal times and Tier 1 around 30 senior citizens meet most Friday afternoons to share friendship over craft, jig saws, knitting, playing cards, scrabble and dominoes. The knitting table works tirelessly providing blankets and other goods for those in need. There is tea and cake, a quiz of some kind and a short epilogue, with a hymn and a prayer.

We have a speaker once a term and usually enjoy a trip out in the summer. We also enjoy roast lunches at key moments through the year. We welcome any retired person of all faiths and no faith. We seek to build a caring atmosphere where friendships are developed which often extend beyond the group and can become supportive relationships which are significant if ill health or other difficulties arise. We do all this with much fun and laughter.