The Dorking Christian Centre aims to be at the heart of the local community. Below are brief details on what is happening here.
Our aim is to ensure our local community has the option of an affordable hot lunch Monday to Saturday. The café is open 10am to 1.30pm and serves lunch from 12 noon. Main meals are £3.80 and desserts £1.70. Some of these are made from food surplus donations from M&S and Tesco. See Centre Café page for more details.
The Centre has many activities where you can have fun and make new friends. These include Tai Chi, chair exercise, upwords, bridge, table tennis, bingo, sequence dance & tea dance. See What's On page for details.
The Dorking Community Fridge is in our café area which is open Mon to Sat from 10am to 1.30pm and the Centre is open from 10am to 8pm most days.
The Community Fridge is stocked from food surplus, mainly from Waitrose. It is mostly yesterdays bread and pastries but sometimes ripe fruit & vegetables. The idea is to reduce the amount of food going to landfill. Volunteers collect food from Waitrose which is past its Best Before Date and put in the Community Fridge / cupboard which is in our café area. Anyone can then come and take what they need. There is a donation tin if you would like to leave a donation but no obligation.
Dorking Area Foodbank
Opening hours Tuesdays 5-6.30pm Thursday 2.30-4pm in our café area.
For more details see www.dorkingarea.foodbank.org.uk
Organised by Transition Dorking & run by volunteers.
1st Saturday of the month 10.30am -1pm in our Small Hall.
To start with they are doing textile repairs and moving on to small electricals.
Christmas Day Lunch
For people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, we welcome them here for a full Christmas lunch plus activities. Thanks to support from local business we can offer this for a small donation. Booking required.
Holidays at Home
Organised by URC, Dorking Christian Centre and St Paul’s Church and run in August. The aim is to give a week of holiday style activities for people who are not able to get away.
We are always willing to consider new facilities & activities for the community. If you are interested in running something, please do get in touch.