A new initiative began this week in our parish hall at St Dominic’s that aims to help locals with the cost of living and provide an opportunity for socialising.
The first Community Lunch Club took place on Thursday in association with Highgate Newtown Community Partners and will take place on most Thursday lunchtimes. Anyone from the local community is welcome to join us.
Andrew Sanalitro of HNPC reports:
“What an excellent start for the first week of the new lunch club! It was great to see 32 local people who live in the neighbourhood join us on a very cold day for our first session.
A homemade Shepherd’s Pie was the main course (meat and veg options), and we started with Tracy’s super fresh veg soup.
People can often be lonely and coming out to lunch may be the only opportunity they have for contact with other people, and to go out for a lunch they can afford (just £1.50 for three courses!)
I’m sure that the new lunch club will become a second home to many, a place where they can feel safe and meet new people.
It was also a way to make people aware of the beautiful building in their community that is Our Lady and St Dominic’s church: several people today said that they have never been inside and would like to take a look.”
St Dominic’s Parish is delighted to see such a strong start to this community initiative. We welcome any new people who would like to join us, and if any of you would like to support with donations, then this would help us to introduce a new club for under-5s and possibly a second weekly community lunch.