Coltishall Community Lunch Club Welcome!!

Lunch Club – an Update.


If ever you are passing the Church Room on Rectory Road on a Wednesday you might be aware of delicious aromas, a sound of happy chattering and the occasional shriek of laughter and wonder what is happening in there.

I can tell you – it is the Coltishall Community Lunch Club!

Now in its second very successful year, we provide a healthy and wholesome 2-course meal and a cuppa for £4 for anyone who wants to come along.

We don’t aim to make any profit and all our wonderful cooks and their handy helpers give freely of their time and expertise.

Yet in 2010 we have managed to replace all the old uncomfortable (and frankly dangerous) chairs for new, upholstered, comfy ones, which we all love so much that it is difficult sometimes to remove peoples’ bottoms from them when we have to go home at 2pm! We have to go as Richard and Sue arrive to put chairs and tables away (many thanks to them!).

We have also bought a new Kenwood Chef food processor to keep the cooks happy!

We have even managed to give to charities such as the Horstead Church Flower Festival, the Coltishall Church Clock Appeal and Cancer Research. We’re also in the process of raising enough money for a well for a village in Kenya through Christian Aid’s Present Aid scheme.

A new boiler in the Church Room has improved the heating– replacing the old and condemned gas wall heaters – for which we thank Coltishall PCC and “Biffaward” who provided the funding. It also provides oodles of hot water, keeping the cooks and washer-uppers very happy!

Now we are offering to fund 3 extra small radiators to put in the toilets, which will also be very welcome as winter draws in.

We are in the process of organising our 2nd Christmas Party. If last year’s is anything to go by, this will be a very happy occasion with turkey and all the trimmings, crackers, entertainment - even Father Christmas may make an appearance.

So, as you can tell, we have had a very successful year.




PS We are catering for upwards of 30 diners at the moment and new people are coming along all the time.

If you think you would like to become part of our happy band, do ‘phone Gillian  or Linda (contact numbers below) and book yourself in. Numbers are limited and we need to know who’s coming by the Monday before Wednesday’s Lunch Club so that we can buy enough food. We can cater for special diets – vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic, small portions etc. - just let us know.


Contact Numbers;   Joan              737270                 

                                     Linda            738629 or 07774 201160

Welcome to the CCLC (as we like to call it). We thought you might like to know a littlebit about us and how we run the club.

We are a happy band of volunteers who got together as an independent group to continue to run the lunch club when the Salvation Army decided to close theirs.

We have nothing to do with any religious or other organisation - we hire the Church Room as an independent group.
We are also non profit-making, which means that any profit we do make from theweekly charge is ploughed back into the club to benefit its members - e.g. we may have a Christmas Party or hire entertainers, buy new equipment or replace broken crockery,etc.

We are open to all and can provide lifts for those who have no transport. Our drivers are all covered by enhanced car insurance.

We meet each Wednesday (except for 2 weeks at Christmas) at 12.30 in the Church Room, Rectory Rd, Coltishall. We have usually cleared up by 2pm.

There is no Membership Fee

We expect you to come each week, unless you tell us otherwise. If you can't come for any reason, please could you contact  - by Monday evening (unless, of course, you become ill overnight) so that we don't waste too much food. If you don't come and don't tell us, we will have to charge you £4 as.

Temporary visitors and guests can usually be catered for, but, again, please let us know in good time. We can't have more than 40 diners.

Special dietary needs - e.g. vegetarian/vegan, -can be catered for, again, if we know about it in advance.

If you have any questions or suggestions please give us a call. We are a happy bunch and always ready to welcome new members.
Joan Milligan; 01603 737270     Linda; 01603 738629