New! Starting September 2017

When we go to Church we all tend to sit in the same places, and next to the same people. When looking around at other members of the congregation we sometimes think 'he/she seems a nice person... it would be good to get to know him/her better one day'. One way to broaden our friends at Church is via 'Food Friends'.

Events Food Friends

How does 'Food Friends' work?

The starting point is you, your family / friends who go to our Church or another Church, or don't go to Church at all, deciding if you would like to sign-up for 'Food Friends'. All are welcome! 

If you, and members of your family and / or a friend are interested, please see Andy Watkins, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When enough people have signed-up for Food Friends, groups of 6 people will be formed. When creating groups, it will be assumed that couples wish to remain together, unless otherwise indicated. 

When you know who is in your group, please make arrangements as to where and when to meet.

How many occasions to meet?

The idea is for your group to meet 3 times during September - Novermber 2017 (once-a-month). For example, you could meet at 3 different houses for a meal or just a coffee and a biscuit or piece of cake. But you may prefer to eat and drink away from the home environment. The decision is entirely with each individual group.

What do we talk about?

The intention is for each person to get to know everyone in their group, and enjoy time together. However, as an ice-breaker your group maybe asked to give your opinion about something.

What happens after our 3rd meeting?

Hopefully, after your 3rd and final meeting as a 'Food Friends' group you will want to sign-up for January-March 2018 'Food Friends'. A list of people will again be drawn-up in December 2017, and totally new groups formed.

Benefits of Food Friends:Events Food Friends Tick

  • We all enjoy making new friends, and deepening existing friendships

  • If we all get to know each other better, over time our Church should become even stronger

  • People not currently part of our Church will hopefully enjoy themselves, and reflect on the quality of your group's time together

Who is in my group?

Our Autumn 2017 (September - November 2017) Food Friends groups are as indicated below:

Group A
Joan Amphlett
Trevor Amphlett
Jean Bennett
Jo Haseley
George Wade
Ruth Wade
Andy Watkins
Esther Watkins

Group B
David Barlow
Ann Jones
Arthur Bennett
Maisie Bennett
Kate Hodgetts
Paul Hodgetts

Group C
Jane Harris
Tony Harris
Abbie Jones
Christine Jones
Malcolm Jones
Matthew Jones

Group D
Jackie Astbury
Bill Jager
Chloe Nicklin
Jo Nicklin
Glennis Pittaway
Annette Raybould
Paul Raybould

Group E
Becky Cutler
Bryan Richens
Stella Richens
Andrew Roberts
Sophie Roberts
Kathryn Rouse

Group F
Stuart Atkiss
Michelle Ford
Mercy Jalandhar
Jonathan Jones
Judith Jones
Marcus White

It's still not too late for you to sign-up. Please see Andy Watkins or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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