Friendship Lunch


PLEASE NOTE: Friendship lunch will be held on Sunday, the 12th of April and not on Sunday, the 5th of April.

First Sunday of every month at Stratford Methodist Church.

Dr Janet Colette who was a young scientist at Wellesbourne Research Station,  and an enthusiastic motor bike rider, before being called to the Ministry, started Friendship Lunches in 1991.

She wanted to share Sunday Lunch with friends rather than having a solitary meal in her own home. These first meals were very much influenced by her international work/travels in the Philippines, India and Africa with the result that interesting aromas circulated around the building. However, gradually as numbers grew we started serving roast dinners which proved to be very popular.
Since those early days we now serve an alternative vegetarian, gluten free, diabetic and any other special dietary requirement meal ( with advanced notice )  after Sunday Morning Worship giving our friends from other churches time to arrive. This gives those who have attended church in Stratford time to partake of refreshments, circulate and chat to each other.

Rev.Colette has since served in Honduras and in London.

Pre-booking is essential, just add your name to the list on the Church Noticeboard in Wesleys Hall together with any special dietary requirement.




Stratford On Avon Methodist Church offer you a warm welcome and can cater for visiting coach parties providing tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. We can also offer a hot or cold lunch/tea menu. Pre-booking only.

General Enquiries or to book a room
Tel: 01789 298835

Please see the “Details of Rooms Available” link within our website to calculate seating.

Stratford On Avon is a market town with 800 years of history. The home of William Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The River Avon connects with the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in the centre of Stratford, and is used primarily by leisure craft.

The town offers a variety of shopping outlets, book shops, art galleries, eating places and coffee shops. Plenty of seating placed around the town to sit and watch the world go by.


Everyone is invited to join us for brunch every 2nd Saturday in the month from 10.00 a.m. until noon. There is no Brunch in the month of August.

There is no need to book, just pop along, take a seat and place your order. We offer a full English Breakfast, cereals, toast and juice. We don’t give a set price we invite you to make a donation.

Every time you come to Brunch, you are helping raise funds for J.M.A. which is part of the Church Mission Outreach. All the profit from each Brunch goes to help people in need in all parts of the world. Read more…