This Community lunch was organised by CTK Pastoral Care Group to combat loneliness and isolation, by giving people an opportunity to meet, eat, chat and maybe develop new friendships, all in the pleasant, relaxing surroundings of CTK Community Centre on the same site as the church.

It was the first event of this type in the parish, with a big welcome for parishioners and many from the wider community. One hundred and sixty people were present and here are some of their comments:

‘What a great afternoon’
‘I met people I haven’t seen in years’
‘The food was delicious’
‘I would have been happy to pay more for that meal' 
'A brilliant idea’
‘People don’t realise how lonely it can be, now I’m on my own’
'I will definitely come to the next one’

The food was provided by the Christ the King caterer and received much praise. The raffle, with many donated prizes, was well supported. ‘Frankie’ entertained everybody with a variety of music and singing. Many enjoyed dancing, including Kathleen Judge in her electric wheelchair. 

Helen Needham, of the ‘Good Neighbours’ Project, spoke about the work of her group in combating loneliness through home visits by volunteers. 

A presentation was made to June Mills (chair of the organisers) and Caroline Booth (treasurer) for their leadership of the Pastoral Care Group. 

The next CTK Community Lunch will be on Monday 2nd of July. ALL ARE WELCOME

For more information please contact June Mills by email

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