The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place is a social enterprise 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.
Every Monday, Friday and Saturday morning from 10-12 our happy team are ready to welcome you into an un-rushed and comfortable atmosphere. There is 'soft-play' out for the little ones and plenty of space for them to enjoy themselves.
The Café Team provides a cheerful and welcoming space for people from all walks of life to meet up and meet others. There is speciality coffee on offer as well as delicious treats baked by The Grange - our 'partners in cake'!
The Baptist Church on Lower Road is the venue and there is information available about all that is on offer from local churches and other community partners.
If we can't help you, we probably know someone who can!
The Help Hub
The Help Hub exisits to resource people in need who may require a piece of equipment or a service or just a helping hand to meet their need in a time of crisis.
The Help Hub also supports the Bookham-based work of CAP (Christians against Poverty), offering support to those who are struggling with personal debt.
If you'd like to know more about the services and support offered by the Help Hub or our partners, contact details can be found at the bottom of the page
If you'd like to donate food or other useful products to the Food bank come along to the Meeting Place Cafe on a Saturday morning 10am -12 noon, there's a handy collection point.
The Language Hub
The Language Hub is run by a friendly team of TEFL trained teachers and assistants. We are able to teach beginners right through to advanced level students who have English as their second language. We provide reading and writing practice as well as a lot of opportunities to practice speaking and understanding English in fun and creative lessons.
Classes are on a Tuesday morning 10.00 - 11.30 during term-time at Bookham Baptist church. and on a Monday evening from 7.30pm - 9pm at The Eastwick Road Church (corner of Eastwick Rd and Keswick Road).
Lessons cost £20 for a 'block' of 6 lessons, payable at the start of the term. It's possible to start at any time and the rate is re-claculated accordingly.
The team would love to meet you. It is possible to join a class at short notice. Phone Olga at Bookham Baptist Church (01372 811313) or use the contact details below.
The friendly language team
Contact the Meeting Place
Call us on: 07425 133431