NOTE – GIVEN THE CURRENT CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
There is no feeling quite like being lonely and always eating and drinking on your own. Sharing a coffee or tea or eating a meal with others can help reduce the sense of isolation felt by many living on their own, particularly older folk. A number of churches in Caversham organise coffee mornings, lunch clubs or afternoon tea.
Caversham Champions to End Loneliness (C-Tel) also organise meetings in local cafes.
Caversham Heights Methodist Church, 74 Highmoor Road, RG4 7BG
Morning: Fair Trade coffee and tea served in the church from 10:30 – 12:00. Drop in for a chat and refreshment. Term time only.
Lunch: “Stay Awhile” lunch club provides an opportunity to share a good home-cooked lunch and to find friendship. Term time only.
Grace Church, 119 Peppard Rd, RG4 8TR
Afternoon: Pop-In 14:30 – 16:00
Pop-in is a get-together on Monday when mainly senior people come together for a friendly chat, tea and homemade cakes. A lighthearted quiz and or occasional speaker provides variety. Everyone is very welcome. Does not normally meet during school holidays.
Tel: 0118 9474529
Tuesday: St John’s Church, Gosbrook Road
Morning/ Lunch: Caversham Community Cafe – 3Cs 9:30 – 14:00
Whether you’re a parent with toddlers, a shopper on the way home, or retired and looking for company, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and delicious food and drinks. Fair Trade espresso coffee and tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, delicious cakes and biscuits, and hot savoury snacks to eat in or take away.
Wednesday: Weller Centre, 110 Amersham Road, RG4 5NA
Lunch: Jacket-Potato with the Friendship Club 11:00 –14:00. £3 per potato, 2 fillings and hot drink. Drop in. Term time.
Tel: 0118 947 5828
Thursday: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Albert Rd, RG4 7AW
Lunch/Afternoon: The Fisherman Café 14:00 – 18:00 Refreshments for all, with home made cakes, Italian style coffee, tea and home made ice cream. Board games, wi-fi and newspapers. Children welcome.
Friday: Caversham Baptist Church,
Lunch: Friday lunches 12:15 – 13:30
Caversham Baptist Church opens it’s doors to the community for a fantastic three course lunch which won’t break the bank, and an opportunity to meet friends or to make new ones in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Tel: 0118 954 5353