In 1945 some ladies of St John’s church wanted to find a way that both men and women could meet together and chat over a cup of tea. The vicar of the day thought it a great idea and after some time came up with an offer too good to refuse.
A small team was appointed, the church hall was made available and word of mouth brought together friends and neighbours of the community. A meeting place had been found and the Friday Club born. Irene Clarke and Grace Hatcher, President and Secretary, lead and sculpted the club over the decades until retirement early in the 21st century.
We continue to meet and endeavour to plan a varied Programme, with guest speakers, outings, in-house activities and plenty of tea and cake. A copy of our programme can be found here or on the church notice board.
We hope you may find time to come and join us and share an afternoon in the Parish Centre. You and any visitors you might have will be warmly welcomed.
The Club meets at 2.00pm on Fridays, unless otherwise noted, in St John’s Parish Centre adjacent to the church
1 Bourne Hill
There is a weekly charge of £2 plus £1 tea money or an annual subscription October to June of £16.
Feb 15 Tea, Chat and Catch Up
Feb 22 Colouring and Collage Craft
Mar 1 An invitation to Rev Julie
Mar 8 Quiz Afternoon
Mar 15 A trip to Myddleton House. Meet at 1.30pm in Church Car Park
Mar 22 Choose your Words!
Mar 29 Tony Beecroft is our Guest Speaker
Apr 5 Joy’s Music
Apr 12 An Afternoon in Northumbria
Apr 19 GOOD FRIDAY. No Club this week
Apr 26 A Poetry Afternoon. Bring along your favourite poem
May 3 Fill a Matchbox and surprise us with the Contents
May 10 Scrabble
May 17 A Visit to Van Hague Nursery. Meet at 12noon in Church Car Park.
May 24 Pets we have Known
May 31 Lunch at The Barn, Ferny Hill. Meet at 11.30 in Church Car Park
Jun 7 Summer Tea. To be held at 37 Avondale Road at 2pm. Non members welcome.
Please let Vava or Shan know by May 26th
Jun 14 Planning Ahead
Enjoy the summer ….. We resume our club on October 11th.
Chairman Shan Clark tel: 020 8882 3418 email:Shanclark37@aol.com