The aim of the group is to offer friendship and enjoyment to everyone, and by the laughter and chatter heard on a Thursday afternoon I think that aim has been achieved. All are welcome, and hopefully the next sixty years will be as successful as the first.
The Friendship Club began in 1956, when two ladies of the congregation wanted to give the older members of the church a chance to come together for friendship and entertainment.
It has evolved over the years and has become an extremely important part of the life of Kay Park Church. The current roll stands between fifty and sixty members. Several of our members belong to other churches or have no church connection at all. The age range within our membership has stretched somewhat, and although we welcome both men and women, we are, at the moment, a predominantly female organisation. Twelve meetings take place fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon during the winter months. We have a hardworking and enthusiastic committee of ten, who try to make the syllabus as varied and as interesting as possible – from music and singing to informative talks given by a wide range of speakers. Every year we enjoy a summer outing at the end of the session. Members also enjoy a lovely afternoon tea of home baking provided by the members of committee.
Thursday 5th October—Our Minister Rev Fiona Maxwell
Thursday 19th October—Songs from ‘The Unlikely Lads’
Thursday 2nd November—Rev Jill Clancy on ‘Life as a Prison Chaplain’
Thursday 16th November—Allan Garrity and the Barber Shop Boys
Thursday 30th November—Christmas Stall & Quiz
Thursday 14 December—The Shining Lights at Christmas