News from The Christopher Centre for May 2024

News from The Christopher Centre for May 2024

Welcome from Linda and Kathy, Centre Coordinators.

We hope you all had a lovely Easter and managed to enjoy the sun on the Saturday.  Unfortunately, the weather was not so kind to us on the Friday when the Sudbury Fun Run took place. We were very fortunate to have 5 runners take part in the race; one of which was our very own Kathy Lee-Rimmer along with Michelle, Tim and Danny Ranson and John Forth raising an amazing £670 for the Christopher Centre. We can’t thank them enough; they certainly deserved their Easter Eggs!!

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. It is such a shame as being a Grade 2 listed building these things should not be left to deteriorate and possibly cause more problems with the structure of the building.

We are delighted to say that The Christopher Centre will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in October this year so we thought we would mark the event by holding an ‘Evening 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 have anymore information/photos that you would like to share please do get in touch or pop in to leave your contact details.

Save the dates

The next Cake, Bake and Preserve stall at Sudbury Market will be April 29th and the next Vegan Supper will be Friday 3rd May.

The Spring Makers Market is on Saturday May 4th. With lots of local makers, artists and crafters. From 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Our Menopause ‘Lets Talk’ Support Group on Thursday 2nd May and will have Emma Watts The Menopause Mentor as our guest speaker.

Dr Ballari Ghosh, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist from the Oaks Hospital in Colchester gave a really interesting and informative talk last month and we hope to invite her back some time next year to give a talk on women’s cancer.

Thank you’s

We would like to thank the Lady Mayor of Sudbury for the most generous donation of £1000 as we are one of her chosen charities for this year.

We are also very pleased to announce that we have been chosen by Ballingdon Fete Committee as one of this year’s chosen charities.

Thank you to Cornard Co-op for the kind donation of £150 and also to the family of the late Laurence Reynolds former Trustee of the Christopher Centre for their kind donation.

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)