The Parish of Ponteland

Coffee Club

In June 2017 the Coffee Club held their AGM and Faith supper. Below is a photograph showing Kay Dibblin entertaining the group with anecdotes of family life.The Coffee Club meets fortnightly in the small room of the Parish Centre. They have a varied programme, including talks by local speakers, lively discussion evenings and three social events - two outings and a New Year meal at Ponteland Golf Club. There are currently 28 members, with an annual subscription of £7. New members and visitors are always welcome. The Secretary is Marjorie Peet.

The latest Coffee club programme can be viewed by clicking here.


The Coffee Club celebrated Christmas by reading Snow White the pantomime and then Joan Snowdon, the Chairman, cut a cake to celebrate our 60th anniversary!

Diana came to give a Talk about her life-long passion for Embroidery in its many forms - White work, Jacobean, Gold work and other beautiful examples of her experience, including making Bears! We really were enthralled by her skill as you will see in the images!

Angie Jordan 3rd from the left - Gave a talk about her experience as a Carer for Catherine Cookson.


An extremely interesting and very informative Presentation by Jane and Mike Lewis on Bee Keeping was received with enthusiasm by our Coffee Club in the Parish Centre on Wednesday evening, 21st February 2018.

On February the 7th the Coffee Club met to chat about Gloves! Marjorie Peet prepared a very enlightening introduction revealing the history of the Glove and the story of the only remaining Glove Maker, Dents. Members brought along their wide-ranging examples of gloves: leather, cotton, chamois, crochet lace and wool of all kinds. They ranged from the most delicate and tiny premature baby mittens to robust gardening gloves, from evening gloves to sterile surgical gloves. We felt we had learned a great deal about these accessories.

In December 2017 the Coffee Club held their Christmas party. Games and singing along to Irene Hutchinson's accompaniment on the keyboard made for a lively evening, followed by a delicious buffet supper.


In June 2017 the Coffee Club held their AGM and Faith supper. Below is a photograph showing Kay Dibblin entertaining the group with anecdotes of family life.

In April 2017 David Butler gave a presentation 'Walking the South Tyne'. It was a very interesting and evocative talk.

In November 2016 Christopher Barlow attended and gave a presentation about his voluntary work in Kenyan schools.

In October 2016, the Coffee Club met for a very interesting presentation “Working with Chalk Paint - Autentico” held by Sylvia from Penny Pieces. For various reasons, our number was lower than usual, but several members put on their pinnies and had a go painting the items brought along by Sylvia. It was extremely heartening to hear how old and failing furniture can be brought back to a colourful life.

On Wednesday 20th May 2015 the Coffee Club visited Elsdon and had a tour of St. Cuthbert's Church. Photos of the day (taken by Andrew McNeil) are shown below.

On Wednesday 23rd September 2015 the Coffee Club had a splendid evening listening to Brian Burnie who started up an amazing charity, Daft as a Brush. He brought his new ambulance, which even has a child's and a baby's seat. Read more about the charity at



On 23rd May Northumbria Blood Bikes gave a presentation on the work that they do.


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