Social Activities


Details of our occasional social activities, meals, parties, concerts and outings are listed below.
We also have a regular coffee hour and time to chat after the Sunday service each week.

‘Our Favourite Poems’ – Poetry Evening:
Thursday 16th August, 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start, finished by 9pm

Do bring a favourite poem or two to read to the group and let Sarah know a few days beforehand what you plan to bring so we can have copies available for everyone. A special invite goes out to people who write poetry – do bring one of your own poems along to share with us. There’ll be seasonal refreshments to enjoy too.

Sunday Afternoon Tea Dances
Sundays 23rd September, 9th December 2018 from 2-5pm

Join us for a tea dance with social dancing and actual tea and cake! Come and enjoy a gentle afternoon learning some basic social dancing steps with Rachel who can teach even the most left-footed people (there will be a beginners dance lesson at 2.15pm – in September it’s rumba). This is an inclusive event for anyone including LGBTQI+ people and we ask that everyone is respectful to each other. The partnering at this tea dance is gender-neutral, meaning anyone can lead and anyone can follow, and we are completely body positive. The venue is wheelchair-accessible and has gender-neutral toilets. We ask you not to wear high heels as we need to protect the floor! You are invited to bring your own home-made cakes (clearly labelled), to raise money for our nominated charity, Diversity Role Models. At previous dances we have had a good selection of teatime treats including some vegan options.

Tickets: £10 on the door (free entry to members of Essex Church).

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Read more about our tea dances (and see more photos) on our tea dance page.

Food and Drink Reception in Honour of Stephanie
Sunday 30th September 2018, 12.30pm

There will be a food and drink reception in honour of Stephanie after the Harvest Service on Sunday 30th September. All are welcome.