Friendship Club


We have found that Saturdays can be the loneliest day of the week for many local people who are over 60 and whose families have grown up and left home, or who are suffering bereavement and loss.

This is why our Friendship Club meets generally on the second Saturday of each month, from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm, in St Philip's Church Hall.

The Friendship Club gives people an opportunity to talk, make new friendships and share memories and laughter about old times.

Everything we do is underlined by our commitment to the Christian values of caring for, and being interested in, those around us.

Our members really matter to us; we always send a card if someone is ill, or arrange a visit, and it is really encouraging to see friendships develop.

We normally have a different guest speaker every month and organise occasional mid-week coffee mornings which are particularly useful if you are new to the area.

We make a point of picking everyone up from Dorridge and Bentley Heath so all of our members can attend the meetings, and we have 15 drivers who collect between 50 and 70 people each month.

Tea is very important at every event, so we always have sandwiches and cake, and our entrance fee is £2.

Dates for 2018


April 14th

Cakes for casualties

Kath Ryan

May 12th

Illustrated talk on Cezanne followed by a demonstration painting of Mont St Victoire

Pat Landon

June 13th (Monday)

Midweek outing to Melbick's Garden Centre with tea together - cost of £5


July 14th

Quiz and games followed by Strawberry Tea 


August 11th

Tuneful Tubes

David Worman

September 8th

Titanic - the Birmingham Connection

Andrew Lound

October 13th

A good old sing song

Kevin Baugh

November 10th

Iron Maidens

Ron Gallivan

December 13th (Thursday)

Christmas Carol  Service