Coffee mornings

Coffee morningCoffee mornings are a regular feature of our church life. They usually have a particular focus such as an interesting speaker or a table-top sale. Tea, coffee, squash and cakes are served at very modest prices.

These events are open to all, and are a good way to meet us and find out about all the activities that take place here.

Unless stated otherwise, our coffee mornings are held in the church from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and admission is free. Do drop in.

Forthcoming coffee mornings

Saturday 14 April – 'A life beneath the waves' – coffee morning with a talk at 10.30 am by Kevin Franks, a retired submariner. See below for details.

Saturday 2 June – Coffee morning and plant sale.

Saturday 30 June – coffee morning and charity sale: come and support local charities whilst enjoying some refreshments. We will publish details of the charities involved as soon as they are available.

A life beneath the waves

Our coffee morning on Saturday 14 April will include a talk by former Royal Navy submariner Kevin Franks.

Kevin Franks spent more than 20 years in the Royal Navy and will give us some insight into his erstwhile profession. Spending nearly nine years underwater during the 1980’s he will take us to the rarely seen cramped lives of submariners and the vessels they lived in.

  • What connected 65 very different men and instilled strong mutual respect upwards and downwards through the ranks?
  • Why was a 30 ft long piece of graph paper the most important piece of paper on board?
  • Where did the air come from, and what was a Hollywood shower?

Hopefully there will be something for everyone during his talk: the human side of the crew and their daily lives; the domestic challenges of cooking for 65 in a galley smaller than a domestic kitchen; the engineering of vessels only slightly less complex than the space shuttle; and the tactical challenges of staying undetected whilst searching for ships and submarines during the Cold War.

Kevin's talk will begin at 10.30 am.

Christmas shopping morning

Previous shop & pamper evening

We held a very successful shopping morning in November 2017. The event was well-supported, and enjoyed by stallholders and customers alike.

Stallholders included:

  • Usborne Books and Phoenix Cards
  • Koula's Kitchen
  • Corner Gallery
  • Shop With Love
  • FM Cosmetics
  • Wood-turned items and miniature clay creations.
  • Handmade glass designs, framed with metal work and amber stones.
  • Hand-knitted items
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Jewellery, watches, handbags, scarves, shrugs, and Christmas decorations.

Here are some of the comments we received from stallholders after the event:

Many thanks for the wonderful shopping morning. As always it was meticulously run, everyone was so helpful, and was very well supported by the public. It is one of those mornings that is a real pleasure to be party to - I cannot fault it. I know a lot of organisation goes into days like this but you must all take credit for the wonderful team work that you all put in.
Many thanks for organising yet another successful shopping morning. I felt there was a good turnout and a lovely atmosphere.
The morning was a great success. I personally had one of the best days of trading on my records. Thanks again to everyone involved in the organising of the event which for me has become the start of Christmas.
We really enjoyed the fair, and would certainly join you next year if you run it again.
Thank you so much for having me. It was my first morning event, as unfortunately I missed last year's. The atmosphere was brilliant with true support from local community.

Other events at this church

Calendar of events (Google Calendar)

Spirituality in Photography
Details of Philip Richter's book, which was the topic of one of our previous coffee mornings.