Dorking Christian Centre is by St Martin's Church, just off Church Street.
It has extremely limited parking space, and users and visitors are advised to park in St Martin's Walk car park and to walk through.
A permit is required before attempting to use the parking spaces by the Centre.
The Managers are Janette Masters and Clare Walker.
Enquiries about activities or hiring facilities can be made at the Office (which is open from about 9.00 am until 2.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays). The telephone number is 01306 886830, and the email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mole Valley Life News from their winter 2018/19 newsletter
which you may have received through the post
Get social this winter!
Have you visited our social centres, one of which is the Christian Centre by St Martin's Church in Dorking?
Meeting new people and staying active are great ways of tackling loneliness during the winter months.
These centres are for socialising, keeping fit and learning - the daily home cooked lunches go down very well too!
Activities range from Pilates classes to art clubs, yoga instruction to practical help with getting you started online.
Why not pop in and say hello? Bring this leaflet mentioned above with you for a free tea or coffee in our cafes (up to March 31st 2019).
A basic Listening Courseon six consecutive Thursday mornings
commencing on the 17th January 2019 through to 21st February.
Venue: Upper Lounge, The Christian Centre at 10 am -12 noon.
The Course is produced by the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation and is entitled ‘Just Listen’.
The course provides a lively and practical way of beginning to develop the listening attitudesand skills that we need.
The purpose of holding the course is to equip people with ‘listening skills’
which can then be used at home, in church or the Christian Centre as a ‘Listener’.
If you are interested pleasecontact Rowan, Centre Chaplain, on 01306 886830 or 07704 061339.
This year's Plant and Cake Sale will be on Saturday May 4th.
Donations welcomed of bedding plants and seeds, cakes, books, CDs, DVDs and Tombola prozes.
The Dorking Community Fridge has opened!
The Dorking Community Fridge is gaining popularity
so get down there early, before 12 noon, to be sure of getting some goodies.
The Christian Centre Café opens Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and the Centre is open from 10 am to 8 pm most week days, although the Café area is used some afternoons, so if the doors are shut there is no access to the Fridge.
Thank you everyone who is using the food, and thanks also to those who can spare some change. We are working with Fare Share Sussex to put more surplus fresh food into the Fridge, and the money pays for the delivery!
All this good food would otherwise be going into the bin,
so thanks to all our volunteers, to Waitrose, to everyone at The Dorking Christian Centre and to Fare Share Sussex!
Our lay Chaplain
Rowan Nunnerley started her working life as a Registered Nurse and Midwife in Bristol, then Tunbridge Wells, but subsequently lectured and after a Diploma in Management Studies and a Masters Degree, she has worked latterly in Clinical Risk Management for a large NHS Trust. Rowan came originally from Dorking and is now living back here, so she knows many local people and has a good local knowledge. While having a wide ecumenical background, Rowan is currently a member of the congregation at St John’s Church in North Holmwood and has undertaken pastoral work there.
She enjoys talking to people and is ready for the challenges and opportunities that the Christian Centre may present.
(There is now a separate page on our website called "Chaplain's Corner")
This page is only a link, and much more information can be found on the Centre's website: www.dorkingchristiancentre.org.uk
The Centre publishes a monthly newsletter. Please pop in and ask for the latest issue.
Coffee and cakes are served Monday-Friday in the Community Café from 10.00 am, and there are home-cooked lunches from 12.15 pm.
Refreshments continue to be available on Monday afternoons until 4.00 pm, and lunches are now available on Saturdays.
Activities include table tennis, sequence dancing, hairdressing, chiropody, craft activities, bridge, whist, computer access, bingo,
Indian head massages & reflexology and armchair exercises.
Drop in and ask for a leaflet with more information.
There are coffee mornings on Saturdays from 10.00 am, often to raise funds for local groups and causes,
followed by lunches.
The café is staffed by volunteers, and enquiries are welcome from anyone who would like to join the team.
Contact the managers.
Also to be found in the Centre is the Church Office where the Church Administrator, Vicki Judd, is based.
She will normally be there Monday-Friday mornings from 9.30 am until noon.
01306 884229 or email@example.com
The Redeemed Christian Church of God meets in the Centre on Sunday mornings.