cup of teacake

tea@thechurch continues on most Mondays at St John’s Church, Charlton, but note the new time of starting is 2.30 pm (it used to start at 2.00 pm). We now have a group of Mums whose children are at school and this later time allows them to come after school for a chat, cup of tea and an opportunity for the children to play without feeling they have to rush off. So, if you have young children at Ludwell School and would like to drop in after you have collected them, please feel free to do so — you can be assured of a warm welcome.

We have a special children’s table with small chairs and have recently purchased some lovely colouring pens and books which have already been greeted with enthusiasm by one small visitor. There is also a selection of toys.

We also extend a warm welcome to our older visitors who love to come for tea, cake and a chat. Recently we provided eight shoe boxes packed with small toys and a knitted hat for the Shoebox children’s charity which ships these boxes at Christmas for children in war-torn areas.

Dates for December 2016:
December 5th, 12th and 19th
- see below for the special events on these dates

 Dates for early 2017:
January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
February 6th

Special Events During December 2016:

On 5th December, there will be a Bring And Buy Sale in aid of the Red Cross. Come along for a drink and find Christmas edibles and small gifts on offer.
On 12th December, 
we will have our annual and much enjoyed Christmas Party.

On 19th December, tea will finish at 3.30pm and will be followed by our popular short Carol Service to which all are invited regardless of whether you usually come to tea@thechurch.

If you are new to the area, it can be a bit daunting walking in to a strange building, but you can be assured of a warm welcome if you do take the plunge!

We hope to see you there for a cuppa, a slice or two of home-made cake and some good conversation.

Do come along - you're guaranteed a warm welcome !