Luke’s Lounge is building connections in Whyteleafe

By Thuy Nguyen, marketing & communications volunteer, Whyteleafe Community Hub

Whyteleafe is a thriving village full of people from different walks of life, but with many joint interests and values.

As such, Luke’s Lounge is a recent initiative set up between St Luke’s Church and the Whyteleafe Community Hub, a local charity made up of volunteers working to bring the heart back into Whyteleafe.

Luke’s Lounge is a weekly event held at St Luke’s Church hall, on Whyteleafe Hill. Every Wednesday, between 13:00 and 15:00, there’s free hot drinks and cakes, along with games for all ages. Volunteers from the Whyteleafe Community Hub support the running of this event.

Chocolate cakes
Delicious refreshments are available to all

Reverend Annie of St Luke’s Church says:

“We are committed to bringing the community together, so we are thrilled to be working with the Whyteleafe Community Hub. St Luke’s Church has always been proud to provide a central point for our residents.”

Chair of Whyteleafe Community Hub Sara Jones says:

“We have worked with St Luke’s before, with our volunteers supporting the hosting of the Ukrainian afternoon tea events, and the warm hub during the cost of living crisis. As a charity, we aim to connect like-minded people together within and around Whyteleafe, to ultimately make new life-long local friends, build connections and grow our community.”

It is Luke’s Lounge’s ambition to build up a roster of engaging talks, activities and events each week, to cater to the interests of the village. These will be shared in the coming weeks via the hub’s Facebook and Instagram as well as at St Luke’s.

Luke’s Lounge is grateful to have received funding from Surrey Council’s Your Councillor Community Fund. 

Revd Annie from St Luke's Church, with Whyteleafe Community Hub volunteer Natalie
Revd Annie with Whyteleafe Community Hub volunteer Natalie

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