Church and Community Groups


Within the area there are many groups that meet; for coffee and a chat, or perhaps with a speaker and a specific focus.  Details of specific dates will be in the weekly / monthly news sheets.

These groups are wonderful places to meet up, particularly if you want to meet new friends, or just share a problem.  Each group has a contact name / telephone, please get in touch if you want to know more.

Kettle’s Calling

Where? – In the Community Room of St Mary’s Church, Bacton (there are usually signs out, you can use the main entrance to the church, the room is inside the church at the back).

When? – Usually the 1st and 3rd Mondays in a month.  From 2pm to 4pm.

What? – Tea, toast, cakes and savouries – or just a chat.  No charge (but feel free to give a donation if you want).  If you need a lift, or want to know more, please call 01449 781772 or 01449 781263.

Community Circle – Tuesday Afternoon Club

Where? – Cotton Village Hall

When? – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in a month. From 2pm to 4pm (but not during July, August or December)

What? – Tea, Biscuits (and sometimes cake!) with opportunities to play board games, darts, table tennis; and even swap DVDs and books.  Cost £1 per session.  For more information call 01449 781083

Coffee Morning

Where? – Church Institute, Old Newton

When? – 2nd Tuesday of each month.  From 10:30am to 12 Midday.

What? – Tea / Coffee / Biscuits, and time for a chat


There are two locations that, for a small charge, provide a cooked lunch; and again, a chance to meet up and have a chat with friends.

Over 60’s Lunch Club

Where? – Wickham Skeith Village Hall

When? – Every 2nd Wednesday in a month.  From 12 to 2pm

What? – Meet at 12 midday, with lunch served at 12:30. Cost £3 per person  For more information call 01449 767121

Hearty Lunches

Where? – Old Newton, Church Institute

When? – Every 4th Tuesday in a month. From 12 midday to 1:30pm (Not August or December)

What? – A good lunch for a very reasonable cost.