It was 40 years ago when the Luncheon Club began at Leamington Road, introduced by a church worker named Enid Bichard. As well as sharing food, it is a way of sharing Christian love with others. Potato pie and rice pudding was the usual fare with a traditional lunch at Christmas. It was and still is open to anyone from the church or community.
Luncheon Club moved to the well equipped St Silas's Parish Centre where it still continues. It's convenient for many who attend, but also Travel Assist bring a group on the minibus. A variety of different meals are cooked by a small group on a rota system. Everyone enjoys their meal, but perhaps even more, sharing time and friendship with others. All are welcome to come and eat and join in the fellowship or maybe to volunteer to help with cooking, serving or clearing, which is hard work but lots of fun!