Tuesday Coffee Morning
You can join in the very popular weekly coffee morning, open to all! Every Tuesday at 10.30am in the Cobbett Room. A warm welcome guaranteed from Richenda and her team. Come and make new friends.
Contact Richenda Wallace on 01252 726090
Wednesday Coffee Morning
Held at St Martin’s on a weekly basis from 10.30 – 12 noon, this coffee morning provides everyone with a chance to drop in and meet others. All are welcome.
Please contact Sally May on 01252 792565 or Rita Batchelor on 01252 792899.
Brambleton Community Fridge
The way it works is that supermarkets give the food they-can-no-longer-sell-but-is-still-perfectly-edible to charity every day. A community fridge collects this food and invites the public to take what they can eat. Our community fridge operate with various partners including Waitrose, who have agreed to give us their surplus food every Friday morning. On Friday afternoon we will open the hall to distribute it to anyone who can help eat it - free of charge. The food is delicious, but it needs to find homes quickly.
The fridge is a really proactive way both to reduce food waste and share what we have with one another; to reach out and to bless the local community.
There are lots of ways to get involved. We need volunteers to make collections from Waitrose and other locations and to help with the distribution. Please get in touch via our Volunteer Form
Home Alone Sunday Lunches
This friendly group of people who would otherwise be alone at home meets on 4th Sunday of the month at a local hostelry for Sunday Lunch.
Locations vary and members can suggest places they have enjoyed. The table/s are booked a few days in advance, so you need to be on the list!
Help with lifts can be offered from group members.
If you would like to join them, contact Jill Sturgess on firstname.lastname@example.org
Brambleton Sunday Lunch Club
A delicious two-course roast lunch is prepared by ex-chef Laurie once a month for the over 60s who would otherwise eat alone. There are about 40 regular members of the club and they enjoy meeting up with friends in the warm welcoming atmosphere. £5 is all it costs and it starts at 12.15pm.
For more details contact Sue Hoare on 723380 or email@example.com
NB - Due to Coronavirus, this group is currently on hold.
Bourne 2 Stitch
Bourne 2 Stitch meet in the Cobbett Room at St Thomas’ on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2 – 4pm.
This is a chance to bring along any sewing/embroidery/ quilting/knitting or mending you have and work on it with a group of like-minded people for chat and exchange of ideas and interests. They also welcome Arts & Crafts; please bring your own materials and come and join in!
Women of The Bourne with Tilford meet with the women from the Islamabad Ahmadiyya community twice each term to share our living approach to modern culture through the lens of our own faith.
We find joy each meeting as we discover how much women of faith have in common, as we learn to walk the path of faith where appropriate together and as we appreciate each others’ culture.
For further information please contact Sandy: Curate@thebourne.org.uk
Ladies Walk and Talk
Do you enjoy walking? The Ladies Walk and Talk group may be just what you are looking for!
The Ladies Walk and Talk group is open to all in the community who enjoy walking the lovely local paths, or we sometimes drive in shared cars to locations a bit further afield. We walk for around 69-90 minutes and then return to the church for coffee ensuring we finish by noon.
The walks are held on the first Friday of the month and we meet at St Thomas’s church at 9.45am for a 10.00am start returning for coffee. Click here for our 2024 Programme .
We love to have new people join us so just turn up and enjoy some fresh air, exercise and chit chat! No need to say in advance if you are coming. If you need any further information, please ring Sue Redfern on 01252 726695.
Bingo at Brambleton Hall
Everyone is welcome to come to our fun and friendly bingo session held once a month on a Saturday evening at Brambleton Hall – eyes down 7.30pm.
Small prizes are given for a line or full house, a raffle is drawn when we pause for a cup of tea or coffee, and there is time to chat to friends. Check the calendar for dates.
Friends Together - Bereavement Support Group
Do you know anyone who is suffering from a bereavement who needs time to talk?
Do you want to talk about someone you’ve loved who has died and feel that people just expect you to have ‘moved on’?
Why not come and have a chat with us over a cup of tea?
We meet in person on 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons 3-4.30pm (excluding bank holidays), and on 1st Monday evening 7-8.30pm. We also meet on Zoom on all other Monday evenings of the month 7-8.30pm. All meetings in person now take place at our new venue, the Riverside Cafe, at The Farnham Maltings.
For more information contact us on 07999 368 128 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Informal Prayer Groups
On Wednesdays at 9.15 – 10.00am at St Martin's there is an informal prayer time. A small group meets for quiet prayer, spoken and silent, for the needs of the parish and the wider world. All are welcome.
Bible Study Groups
A number of small groups meet in the parish to study the Bible or other themes connecting our faith and daily life, and new members are always welcome. Click here for the new groups starting Autumn 2022. Contact the Parish Office for more information on courses.
The Bourne Parish Youthwork
From Babes and Tots to family services to teenage youth clubs, there is lots going on for the young people in the Parish.
Click here to get full details on all of the groups and to find out how you may be able to help the Youth team with their invaluable work.