In recent years, there have been three annual events arranged by the committee in spring, members have accompanied a small group of senior citizens on a short holiday in UK organised by a coach company
in summer a two-day ‘Holiday at Home’ has been run in St Mary’s Parish Centre, visiting a different destination each year
and on a Sunday afternoon in December a Christmas carol service has been organised, followed by tea.
Senior citizens can also arrange to use the minibus for outings to places and events of interest in the area. For example, once a month, Home Farm Court residents are taken to a lunch venue. Some members of the Mothers’ Union are taken to their monthly meetings. Lifts are provided to and from village events such as Community Players productions, including their annual Christmas show. If you are interested in hiring the minibus for a group of senior citizens, please email the organiser, David Brawn.
These photos were taken during the spring holiday in 2014, which was a 4-day visit to Weymouth at the end of April. Two of our committee members accompanied a group of 14 Charlton Kings senior citizens, and they stayed in a hotel right on the sea front. The holiday included coach outings to Swanage, Bournemouth, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth.
Holiday At Home
Summer Holidays at Home have become an annual event. They take place on two days in early August in St Mary’s Parish Centre, and guests have ‘visited’ such exotic places as Hawaii and the Caribbean. People can attend for either or both days.
There is usually a choice of activities to do in the morning, and a film to watch or an outing by minibus in the afternoon each day. Food and drink appropriate to the holiday destination is served, with lunch preceded by a choice of delicious cocktails.
Please email the committee secretary if you would like more information.
Christmas Carols and Tea
Each December, usually on the second Sunday of the month, a Christmas celebration is arranged in the afternoon. They have taken place in the Baptist Centre or more recently in St Mary’s Parish Centre.
In a short service led jointly by clergy from our local churches, there are carols for all to sing, interspersed with readings and prayers. This is followed by tea, provided free of charge by the committee.
This event is open to all senior citizens of Charlton Kings and is free. Transport to and from the Parish Centre can be requested. For more information about all our events, please email the committee secretary.