Surrey page of South East Christian Singles


Surrey Christian singles is a local group of single Christians who meet to enjoy social activities and to make friendships. We Welcome anyone who is a Christian and those who are not Christians are very welcome as guests of members. 

The Surrey Christian singles Committee is run by a group of volunteers and therefore we do not charge a subscription fee but we sometimes may make a profit on an event to give money to charity and also to cover our administration costs such as web hosting fees.

The main age range for the people who attend events for the Surrey group are 40's, 50's and 60's.

To get further details of any of the events below or to find out more about the group, please send an E-mail or phone the organiser for the event. If you get no response from the organiser, please send an E-mail to surrey@sesinglechristians.org

PLEASE NOTE - Every care is taken to put on good enjoyable events. However, you do attend all events at your own risk and the organisers of events and of this web-site can not be held responsible for any injury or distress caused through attending events or through relationships entered into with people met at events advertised on this web-site.


EVENTS 2020

We also recommend SCENE (formerly South Coast Events) if you live on the South coast. SCENE is a Christian social group started in 2001 by a small core of friends. This friendly atmosphere has stayed with us and made us welcoming group. We are neither a business nor a dating agency but an extended group of friends and acquaintances who get together for various activities. The group is run by Christians with a admin co-ordinator and various Event Organisers (all volunteers) who put together our 'Core Events' - see http://www.scenechristianevents.uk/ for more details. 


Monthly pub lunches

Most months we have at least one pub lunch. These will be mainly at the George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

However, please check each date for the pub to make sure you don't end up going to the wrong pub!

We can book a slot each month, so should be no problem getting a seat.

If you would like to join us for an enjoyable meal, then please let the contact person listed for the particular Sunday know at least 48 hours before the meal.

If you can not get through the contact person then please phone Luke Randall (07909 660380), Janet Burton (07810 810822) or Tony Barros (07926 555877) so we know to expect you and to double check that the event is still on. Different people will take it in turn to host the event. 

Hampton court and Bushy park are both nearby, so these will be a chance to walk along the river by Hampton court or in Bushy park after the meal if people want to.


Sunday 16th February at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact Janet on 07810 810822 or e-mail janet@sesinglechristians.org by noon Friday 14th Feburary for more details or if you are coming.


Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th February 2020, Valentines: 4 Day 3 Night Break in Kent.

It’s never too late for a Valentine’s Party with other single Christians. 

Medway is a short distance away from the sea and the medieval city of Rochester.  

Our venue YHA Medway was formerly a traditional Oast House which has been fully renovated to provide modern, comfortable accommodation for up to 52 people.

We have sole use of the hostel.

Due to popular request we have booked the hostel for an additional day again. We have been able to keep the prices for twin, triple and dorm rooms similar to last years prices so that those who cannot get to the venue before Friday evening do not overpay.

Capstone Farm Country Park opposite, offers plenty of outdoor entertainment including mountain bike trails as well as walks . We hope to do a short night walk in the moonlight.

There are walks in the local area and places of interest to visit such as:

The Historic Dockyard at Chatham or the Charles Dickens Centre.

Rochester makes a very pleasant day out with the Castle and Cathedral , together with the oldie worlde Rochester High Street.       
        
Leeds Castle is within easy travelling distance


Less than 150 yards from our accommodation is the biggest dry Ski slope and snowboard centre in Europe , a good opportunity to practice your skiing techniques.

Facilities: There is a comfortable lounge next to the Dining area. A large study provides an additional, flexible space big enough to hold dances. There is a payphone, central heating, a TV/video/DVD player, a garden and good parking facilities.

Evenings:  Being a Christian group we have a visiting speaker. There are several other evening activities such as quizzes , dance workshops and team games planned with different things each evening. Participation is your prerogative.

With what is in effect three common areas for single Christians to mingle, we should be able to run several activities each night and even have a room to just hang/chill out.

We also plan a ‘Dress to Impress’ evening meal with an opportunity to maximise socialising during the meal.
As is usual for our weekends we do not plan to fill every bed so that people have more space to spread out.
An opportunity not to be missed! – book now!

Prices on and before 31st January 2020:

The cost is £195 for a single room
or £95 for a place in a twin room
or triple room £120 (double bed), £75 (lower bunk) or £60 (upper bunk) which are quite spacious.

 
We will also be reserving two rooms (one for gentlemen and one for ladies) as ‘dorm’ rooms for budget accommodation at £59 (upper bunk) and £65 for a lower bunk place. 

Prices for places on and after 1st February 2020:

The cost is £199 for a single room
or £99 for a place in a twin room
or triple room £130 (double bed), £80 (lower bunk place) or £60 (upper bunk place) which are quite spacious.

We will also be reserving two rooms (one for gentlemen and one for ladies) as ‘dorm’ rooms for budget accommodation at £63 (upper bunk) or £73 (lower bunk.) If you require a single room please book soon. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come – first served’ basis.

For more details please contact: info@scenechristianevents.uk or go to http://www.scenechristianevents.uk/regional-events/


Saturday 7 March 2020 - to watch a professional basketball game at Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, GU2 7AD.

Meeting in the venue's reception at 6.30pm ready for the 'tip-off' at 7.00pm. 

Experience the thrill of professional basketball and be part of a crowd of up to 1,000 spectators as Surrey Scorchers host London Lions in the British Basketball League.

Tickets are £13.00 (£10.00 concessions - for those 60 years of age and above) 

There is a large car park on site with free parking for up to 3 hours. 

Because we will need to book tickets in advance, please contact Steve on 07784 570820 or email stephen.larcombe@btinternet.com by Friday 28 February 2020 for more details or to confirm you are coming.


Sunday 15th March at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact Luke on 07909 660380 or e-mail luke@sesinglechristians.org by noon Friday 13th March for more details or if you are coming.


Saturday 4th April 2020: visit to National Trust property

Please do join us for all, or part of, a day at Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD (SATNAV - KT23 4PZ)

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey

The gardens, café and shop are open 10am until 5pm; the house from 11am until 5pm. 

We will meet in the café between 10.30 and 11am for coffee and to get to know each other a little. There will be a break for lunch and another for afternoon tea. You are welcome to join us, or to leave, at any point during the day, as your time allows. If people wish, there might be an option to have an early supper together locally afterwards.

Weather permitting, we can have a walk together (options for a longer walk or a gentle amble around the gardens). The house was gifted to the National Trust by Mrs Greville, the Edwardian society hostess and philanthropist. It is a welcoming family home and of interest on cultural, social and political levels, since she regularly entertained high society, including Sir Winston Churchill and royalty, such as Edward VII. 

There are guided tours between 11am and 12.30pm, booked by timed ticket.

For those who are not members of the National Trust, entrance cost for both house and gardens is £14.25 (no reduced fee for seniors). Unfortunately, there is an additional cost for parking for non-members: £2 for 2hrs and £5 for the day.

For this event please contact Marilyn at beaconmpj@yahoo.co.uk or  phone 0791 787 8686 for more details or if you are coming.


Sunday 19th April at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact Marilyn at beaconmpj@yahoo.co.uk or  phone 0791 7878686 by noon Friday 17th April for more details or if you are coming.


Sunday May 17th. at 1.15 pm. for 1.30 p.m. Sunday lunch at the Kung Fu restaurant at The Rotunda – located on Clarence Street, Kingston-on-Thames. 

Please meet at 13.15 p.m. in the foyer of Rotunda at street level, before going up to the restaurant together. 

Join us at the Kung Fu restaurant at The Rotunda – located on Clarence Street, Kingston opposite the mainline railway station and main bus terminal.

In contemporary Chinese artistic surroundings, you will find a great array of different authentic Chinese dishes that are delicately cooked by Kung Fu’s chefs using the best suitable ingredients and traditional Chinese cooking techniques. Their aim is to offer you the ultimate oriental eating experience with authentic Chinese food.

The eat as much as you like buffet (starter, main course and desert) @ £13.99 is excellent value for money - The starters usually includes soup and crispy duck pancakes and desert - chocolate fountain, gateaux, fresh fruit salad ice cream etc.

After the meal we have the option of going for a film at the Odeon which is in the Rotunda complex or if the weather is good, visit Canbury Gardens which is 15/20 minutes slow walk away. This offers a riverside walk and a pub called the Boaters and also a cafe which we believe is due to open this April. 

All the above promises a wonderful afternoon, look forward to seeing you there.

For details or to book please contact tony@sesinglechristians.org or phone 07926 555877 - Need to know numbers by Friday 15th May at the latest.

Train links: https://tfl.gov.uk/hub/stop/910GKGSTON/kingston-rail-station/ 

Parking options: Please check these are still valid nearer the time. Car sharing would be cost-effective. https://www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/cities/kingston 

Most are £2 phr, capped at £10; Kingston College is £1.40 phr; Bittoms seems to offer a Sunday rate of £5. http://www.bentallcentre.co.uk/car-parking/ 5-6 hrs is £8.80. Only car park B is open beyond 9pm.


Sunday 14th June at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact Sue Shaw on 07511 627397 or e-mail sue.shaw24@googlemail.com by noon Friday 13th March for more details or if you are coming.


Horse Drawn Boat trip on the River Way with (optional) Cream Tea on Saturday 27th June at 2.00pm

Please do join us for a leisurely boat trip with Cream Tea aboard the Iona with the Godalming Packetboat Company (www.horseboat.co.uk) on Saturday 27th June. 

Iona is the perfect way to cruise the National Trust’s unspoilt River Wey & Godalming Navigations. 

Iona will be pulled by one of their heavy horses along both natural river and a canal section and through one of the oldest boat locks in the country. 

The trip is a 2 hour cruise along the River Wey at Godalming and leaves the Godalming Wharf off Woolsack Way, Godalming GU7 1LQ at 2.00pm with the option to have a Cream Tea (booked in advance). 

The cost is £11.50 per adult (£10.50 for Senior Citizens - your secret is safe with me!) and £4.25 for the Cream Tea. 

I need to confirm numbers by 1st June (including numbers for Cream Teas), so if would like to come, please contact Felicity on 07812141218 or felicitypeatfield@yahoo.com by 31st May.


Saturday 18th July - Pub lunch at Thames court pub, Towpath, Shepperton, TW17 9LJ. Tel: 01932 221957. 

12.00 p.m. prompt please as a very busy pub and if late, unlikely to get a seat!

A Traditional Country Pub in the Riverside Village of Shepperton. The menu is good, and there are lovely views across the river. After lunch there will be a chance for a short walk along by the river for those who want.

A Little Pub History

Originally a private residence for the Dutch Ambassador, The Thames Court is still adorned with hand painted Delft tiling and oak paneling, together with a set of beautiful fireplaces. In the 50s The Thames Court became a select private members club, today we welcome guests from all over country to enjoy our riverside setting.

If you want to come or for further details please contact Roger at roger@sesinglechristians.org by Thursday 15th of July at the latest.


Saturday 15th August, 13.00 – 17.00 - Summer BBQ lunch and tea near Epsom.

More details to follow.

Please E-mail Tony at tony@sesinglechristians.org or phone Tony on 07926 555877 for details for direct bank transfer.

Address of venue will be on the tickets. If you buy ticket on-line or by bank transfer, ticket will be held at the door for you at the door on the day, and address of venue E-mailed to you. 

Please E-mail Felicity at felicitypeatfield@yahoo.com or 07812141218 or Tony at tony@sesinglechristians.org or phone Tony on 07926 555877 for more details.

You are warmly invited to a Summer BBQ lunch and tea at a member’s home in near Epsom.

Please arrive at 13.00 – 13.30 if you wish to have lunch.

Lunch (BBQ main course) will be served at about 14.00, followed by tea / coffee and cake at about 16.00.

Please bring your own drinks, with your own folding chair or picnic blanket to sit on, as it is a large garden with grass but no low level walls to sit on.

There will be a few gazebos in the garden if the weather is poor. This has been a very popular event in previous years with 65 people attending in 2016, 50 in 2017, so please book early to avoid disappointment. This year it will be limited to 40 tickets. 

The age group at the BBQ in previous years has been mainly 40s to 60s, but any age is welcome.

Summer Barbecue & Afternoon Tea - Sat 17th Aug in South Croydon

Sunday 20th September at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact host to be decided by noon Friday 18th September for more details or if you are coming.


Sunday 18th October at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact Jan on janetsless@yahoo.co.uk or phone 0796 379 7113 by noon Friday 16th October for more details or if you are coming.


Sunday 15th November at 1.15 for 1.30 p.m. - Sunday lunch, see top of page

George and Dragon, High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0RY. Tel. 020 8398 2206.

See here https://www.georgeanddragonthamesditton.co.uk for more details and menu choices.

Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to go for a walk after lunch. 

For this event please contact Marilyn at beaconmpj@yahoo.co.uk or  phone 0791 787 8686 by noon Friday 17th April for more details or if you are coming


SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER 2019 - Christmas meal.

VENUE TO BE DECIDED, BELOW IS 2019 VENUE

The Wheatsheaf, 40 Esher Green, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8AG. See https://wheatsheafesher.co.uk

Please see Christmas menu by clicking on this link - Christmas menu

The Christmas meal for 2020 will be held at The Wheatsheaf, 40 Esher Green, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8AG between 6 pm and 9 pm in a private room with capacity for 20 people and waitress service. This gives us the opportunity to mingle more and say grace. Please note we can only use the room until 9 pm as there is another booking after us. 

There will be the option to move into the main body of the pub after 9 pm for those who wish to stay longer. The Wheatsheaf, which is 200 years old, reopened in 2015 after a very lengthy top to bottom refurbishment! 

I have eaten at The Wheatsheaf a number of times and, with another member of the group, dined there recently. We were very impressed with the friendly reception, the quality of the food and the knowledge of the staff regarding allergies. We have chosen this venue for the reason that the food quality and service is excellent plus the pub has a very warm and friendly feel about it. 
There is a very large car park at the rear of the pub so no parking charges. 

There is easy accessibility to the A3/M25 as well as good public transport links, Esher station is about one mile away and the 465 Dorking to Kingston bus and the Kingston to Esher (via Surbiton) K3 bus (and vice versa in both instances) both stop about a 5 minute walk away. 

Please note: as the room capacity is limited to 20 people we will accept bookings with payment, on a first come first served basis by Friday 23rd November. I require commitment from a minimum of 14 people to secure the private room, otherwise our group will be accommodated in the main body of the restaurant, which is very pleasant but not as cosy as the private room facility.  

Therefore, please let us know without delay if you are definitely interested in joining us for the meal on Saturday 14th December by contacting For this event please contact Janet on 07810 810822 or e-mail janet@sesinglechristians.org or Samantha on samanthajgore@gmail.com or 07761 292 099. 

We will need your menu choices (state if for two or three courses) together with a cheque for the full correct amount by Friday 22nd November, 2019.
  
The pub management stipulates two weeks’ notice required, prior to the booked date of 14th December. Your cheque should be made payable to Pearmain Pubs Limited. Please contact us as above, for address to which to send the cheque. If, for any reason, you are unable to pay by cheque we can arrange a bank transfer so please let us know and we will give you the details.


Saturday January 2021 – Social Dinner followed by Planning Meeting - 7 for 7.30pm in Epsom. 6 p.m. for committee members. 

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

You are invited to an informal two course homemade dinner, at the house of one of the committee members, in the outskirts of Epsom, for £5.00 (cash payable on the day). This includes a main course and dessert, followed by tea or coffee.

Please bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

Dinner will be served at 7.30pm.

After the dinner, we will discuss the program of events for 2020

.Please come with your ideas for events, such as theatre trips, visits to National Trust houses and gardens, dances, meals out, visits on guided walks, visits to special events.

You do not need to lead an event to come to this Planning Meeting (although if you want to lead an event we can help you do this), but please do join us for a very enjoyable social evening with a nice meal, and a chance to share your ideas and hear about what is planned for the year ahead.

Advance booking only.


Please contact Felicity to book a place, or for more details (such as the venue address) on 087812141218 or e-mail her at felicity.peatfield@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!