About The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place has been supporting members of the Bookham community for 10 years.

We believe that no-one should feel alone if they are experiencing loneliness or isolation and we are dedicated to helping people find support or advice where needed. Our approach is to provide a welcome for all with time for all. The Meeting Place is run by a committed and friendly group of people from the local churches and friends.

Our Services

Our services include a coffee shop, language hub for those whose first language is not English, community chaplaincy, lip-reading classes, and a community fridge.
To find out more about each activity or to volunteer with us, please visit ‘what we do’.

Our Mission

To enable people of all ages and situations to meet in the community in an environment where they feel comfortable and supported, and to access effective information and advice where required.

Our Values

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Our Ethos

We are local people dedicated to helping to make a difference in the community. We value respect, acceptance of everyone in all circumstances, active listening, friendliness and caring. We offer a safe and welcoming space for all to feel comfortable.

Our Partners

We actively seek local partnerships to help us deliver our objectives. We purchase cakes for The Coffee Shop from The Grange Centre each week, and Wellers Hedleys Solicitors offer free, no obligation monthly drop-in legal advice sessions. We offer volunteer placements to young people from local schools completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Our Trustees

The Board currently consists of Elaine Crutchley, Margaret Hibbert (Chairman), Anne-Marie Lewis, David Ryder, Hilda Williams and Edna Woodhouse.