News from The Christopher Centre for July 2024

News from The Christopher Centre for July 2024

Welcome from Linda and Kathy, Centre Coordinators

Summer is finally here, although you wouldn’t really think it looking out of the window most days. We have had the odd sunny day allowing us to get out and about and enjoy some of the local fairs and markets.

Sadly, the situation of the flooding outside our building is still on going and until this has been fixed, we are unable to commence our repairs. Highways are very much aware of the situation but still we are being told there is a very long list of repairs to do in Sudbury so we will just have to wait our turn.

This is such a shame as being a Grade 2 listed building the areas affected are just deteriorating even more and will possibly cause more problems with the structure of the building.

As we mentioned in last months issue, The Christopher Centre will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in October. To mark this event we will be holding an ‘Afternoon of Memories’. We would love for you to get in touch with your memories of the place, probably mostly around the time that it was a Pub around 30 years ago but if you or anyone you know has any information/photos that you would like to share please do get in touch or pop in to leave your contact details.

Due to a recent locality grant, we have been able to install CCTV camera’s outside in our courtyard. This will enhance security to all those who use our facilities and visit our premises on a regular basis. This has already been very useful in identifying a very unwelcome visitor!!

Save the dates

The next Sudbury Community Depot Cake, Bake and Preserve stall at Sudbury Market will be on 27th July and the next Vegan Supper will be on Friday 5th July.            .

Our Menopause ‘Lets Talk’ Support Group is on Thursday 4th July at 7pm and will have Helen Forth, Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as our guest speaker.

Emma Watts – Menopause Mentor gave a really interesting and informative talk last month and we hope to invite her back soon for those of you who missed her.

Thank you’s

We would like to thank Roy’s for two full donation pots already since we have been their chosen charity of the year and with 10p for every carrier bag bought we are very happy and thank everyone who has donated so far.

As always, we thank our amazing team of volunteers and trustees who support the work we do. We could not run the Centre without you all.

The Christopher Centre is a thriving community hub where many local groups run their classes and activities. It is also a hub which provides a much-needed space for essential services to run, to serve the community in many ways including the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Clinic, The Community Depot, The Monday Drop In , Turning Point for those affected by addiction, the Christopher Choir, and the C’Art Group to name but a few.

The Menopause Support Group is held on the first Thursday of the month, see our website for more details.

We offer a number of rooms available to hire. We also house offices used by local voluntary and community organisations. Our room hire is available on an hourly basis, from £6.50 per hour.

We aim to continue bringing a friendly community approach to the people of Sudbury and surrounding areas, please contact us if you would like to visit with a view to hosting your group.

You can find us in Gainsborough Street opposite Gainsborough’s House. Why not come along say hello and have a look around?

For more information on the spaces and facilities we have available, and details of our Regular Groups and forthcoming events, take a look at our website or contact us on 01787 313914 or email

You can find us at 10, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU

(Opposite Gainsborough’s House)