Friday Friends

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.

Next 3 Friday Friends Meetings

Date Start Time Location Title Description
Fri 2nd Apr 13:30 Main Church Building Reading and hymns for Good Friday Seasonal Easter: Friday Friends Club for retired people, with quizzes, knitting, chatter, and friendship!  One of the Church’s Community Groups.
Fri 21st May 13:30 Family Centre Large and Small Rooms Friday Friends Community Groups
Fri 28th May 13:30 Family Centre Large and Small Rooms Friday Friends Community Groups