No-one needs to be alone in Lewisham on Christmas Day 2018


Christmas Cheer around the Borough
No-one needs to be alone in Lewisham on Christmas Day

From Deptford to Perry Rise there are churches and cafes offering lunch and friendship on 25 December, some drop-in, some needing
to be booked in advance.

Lewisham Pensioners Forum (020 8690 7869) have compiled this list, a piece of work undertaken in good faith and as accurate as we can make it at the time of printing (early November), so please
don’t hold us to blame if something’s missing which should be there or if arrangements have changed since we went to press.

And please, if you book into a lunch and arrange transport but then find you’re spending the day with family or friends after all, LET THE ORGANISERS KNOW!

There is otherwise the nightmare situation of the unfortunate driver—with other people on the list to pick up—having to get hold of the emergency services on Christmas Day (when they are extra busy) simply because you’re not there to answer a door-bell.

Christmas Day

Deptford Methodist Church, 1 Creek Road, SE8 3BT
A 10.30 service or just come along at 11.30 for welcome, tea and coffee. Then a 3-course lunch (tell them in advance of dietary requirements) followed by games & entertainment, ending at 3.30. Call Revd David Gillman on 020 8692 0048 to confirm numbers & discuss transport

All Saints Community Centre, Monson Road, SE14 5EH
Christmas Mass in the Hall at 11am, then a traditional lunch starting at around 1pm, followed by tea with cakes and sandwiches and a visit from Father Christmas. There is no charge for anything. Phone Father John on 07703 567 214 as some transport may be available.

St John’s, St John’s Vale (corner of Lewisham Way), SE8 4EA
Lunch 12.30 to 3pm. Advance booking preferred—call Peter on 020 8692 2857 or email Limited transport may be available if required.

Christchurch URC Bellingham Green, SE6 3HQ
Lunch, tea, fun and games from 11.30 to 5pm. Ring or text Tommo on 07712 677 174 or Jan on 07962 344 744 to book your place and enquire about transport. Same again on Boxing Day!

Our Lady & St Philip Neri Catholic Church, 208 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE
Traditional turkey and Christmas pudding, with an option of being picked up and dropped home. Free, but not a drop-in. Please phone VSL on 020 8291 1747 as soon as possible to make arrangements, or else call in at the Voluntary Services Lewisham office, in the Leemore Centre, 29-39 Clarendon Rise, SE13 5ES to fill in the form.

Cummin’ Up Restaurant & Take-away 389 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6NZ
Richard Simpson and his family—for the 10th wonderful year— will cook traditional British Christmas Day fare (including Brussels sprouts!), plus jerk chicken, rice and peas and mixed salad—1pm to 6pm.

St Barnabas Church Hall, Perth Road (off Crescent Road). BR1 6PP
Tea and cakes from 3.00 to 5pm. Please contact Fr. Stuart Leck on 020 8698 0283. Bus routes 162, 227 and 367 along the Bromley Road go nearby.

Boxing Day

Wednesday 26 December. The Hill Station, Kitto Road, SE14 5TY
12noon to 4pm. Anyone feeling the let-down after Christmas is welcome to come along and bring any leftovers they have to share, or just bring themselves! Hot drinks, biscuits, cake and company. All free

And New Year’s Eve Monday 31 Dec

Christchurch URC Bellingham Green, SE6 3HQ
As above from 10.30 to 5pm. Ring or text Tommo on 07712 677 174 or Jan on 07962 344 744 to book your place and enquire about transport. Hoppa Bus 336 or a 15 minute walk from Bromley Rd


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