Coffee mornings

Fund raising team membersCoffee 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. They are a good way to meet us and find out about the activities that take place here.

Admission is free, with tea, coffee, squash and cakes served at very modest prices.

Unless stated otherwise, our coffee mornings are held in the church from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Special events, such as the Christmas shopping morning, are open for longer. Talks usually start at 10.30 am.

Do drop in.

Forthcoming coffee mornings

Saturday 20 October  – A life beneath the waves (part two). Kevin Franks returns with more tales of the nuclear and diesel submarines of the cold war era. See below for further details.

Saturday 17 November – Christmas shopping morning. This event is open from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. See below for list of stallholders.

Saturday 8 December – Join us for a coffee morning to launch our 12th annual Christmas Tree Festival. Enjoy seasonal refreshments amongst the lit Christmas trees. Once again we will have decorated trees in church, sponsored by local businesses and organisations. Admire the trees and vote for the one you think is best decorated to reflect their business or activity.

A life beneath the waves (part two)

Saturday 20 October – 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Following his hugely popular talk at our coffee morning in April, former Royal Navy submariner Kevin Franks is delighted to return with more reminiscences of his time in ‘the trade’.

Having spent more than 20 years in the Royal Navy, and nearly nine years underwater during the 1980s, Kevin will take us into the cramped and little-known world of submariners and the vessels they lived in. He will touch upon some of the unique aspects of life on-board a submarine such as:

  • What’s it like to work in ‘Black Lighting’ for 12 hours a day?
  • How long will an apple last hidden in a sock drawer?
  • Do submarines crash-dive and how do you stop being left outside?
  • How does a submarine find Royal Marines at night, in canoes, and tow them out to sea without surfacing?
  • How can you navigate when you are 240 feet deep?

Kevin will also be bringing a few new pieces of memorabilia for you to look at and ask questions about.

Kevin's talk will start at 10.30 am.

Kevin Franks - a life beneath the waves

Christmas shopping morning

Saturday 17 November – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Our annual Christmas shopping morning features the following stallholders:

  • Jewellery and watches
  • Pottery and home made crafts
  • Amber glass design
  • Corner Gallery
  • Scarves and shrugs
  • Koula's Kitchen
  • Shop With Love
  • Miniature clay creations
  • Decoupage
  • Usborne Books
  • Flamingo Paperie
  • Bodyshop
  • GTR Woodcraft
  • Items made from recycled materials

We will publish further stallholders as they become known.

Our 2017 Christmas shopping morning

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.