The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place is a charity made up of a group of people from the local churches and our friends who work together to provide a resource for the people of Bookham and surroundings. Our vision is to see the lives of people in our local community improved and transformed by making ourselves, our resources and our connections available in order to bring hope and support to those in need. We do not see need as limited to finance, it can also be social, physical, psychological or spiritual. The Meeting Place offers a variety of services, all of which are open to anyone - you can see the list below.
Our COFFEE SHOP is open every Saturday 10-12 noon in Bookham Baptist Church Hall. We serve great coffee/tea and delicious cakes made by The Grange. Come and enjoy a chat in our safe welcoming environment.
COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY – we are excited to have recently appointed an Anna Chaplain who can offer spiritual support (where requested) to older people and their family/carers, whether they are living in their own home, care homes or sheltered housing.
TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING offers one-to-one contact for older people feeling lonely or isolated living in Bookham and the surrounding area.
The LANGUAGE HUB offers classes on Tuesdays in term time for anyone whose first language is not English. Classes to improve English language skills are held in two groups (Beginner and Intermediate) and are currently taught via Zoom.
LIP READING classes run on Zoom on Monday mornings to teach this useful skill in a friendly, supportive and informative environment.
The COMMUNITY FRIDGE redistributes good quality food from supermarkets that would otherwise be wasted. Visit our Help Yourself Table at the former Bookham Youth Centre on Lower Road every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4pm and Saturday mornings 1030-12noon. From January 2022 this site will close, but the Community Fridge will be available at three different sites in the area.
For more details please visit www.themeetingplace.org.uk
or ring 07425 133431