The Central Club for the Retired meets every Wednesday (except in August). Members who come for lunch arrive from 10.30 a.m. onward. They can play Scrabble, buy coffee, find bargains on the Bring and Buy stall and chat with other members.
The 50 or so members who attend the Lunch Club enjoy a two course meal. This meal is cooked on the premises by volunteer cooks from The Reading Central Salvation Army. There is a waiting list for the Lunch Club.
After lunch, we are joined by other people who come for the afternoon meeting, which starts at 1.40 p.m. The first few minutes are taken up with announcements, birthdays and, because we are a Christian group, a short act
of worship, usually a song, prayer and sometimes, a reading. After this, we have a cup of tea and a biscuit. Following refreshments, we have a programme, which includes speakers, choirs, soloists, exercise, entertainers etc. Our meeting concludes at 3 o'clock.
We usually have two day trips a year and of course Christmas Dinner. But we also enjoy other celebrations during the year. The subscription is at present £2.00 per month.
All retired people are welcome to join the club. You do not need to have any religious affiliation. If you are lonely, would enjoy a warm friendly atmosphere, where you can widen your circle of friends and be entertained, you might like to try us out. Just arrive!