The All Saints Church Community Hub project was born from a desire to support and serve the local community.  We believe that it has become a convenient place for people to enjoy one another’s company in relaxed surroundings. We are pleased to offer the community:

11:45 am – 1:45 pm

Post Office –  Laurie will be more than happy to help you with any services you require.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Refill Den – Ellie & Charlotte provide eco friendly and packaging free products.

Baking Mad –  Janine provides delicious homemade sweet treats.

Collett’s Farm –  Sophie provides fresh meat and homemade pastries and pies.

Duke’s Seafood – Katie provides freshly caught fish from their own boat.

Brokhowse farm shop – Helen provides fresh locally picked fruit & vegetables.

Mop Cap Preserves – Steve provides homemade jams, chutneys and preserves.

 We have plans to grow with additional exciting ideas such as a coffee shop, a community area for board games, reading, book exchange etc.

Any ideas you would like us to consider? Please contact Jacqui at jacqui.griffiths@fordhamchurch.org.uk

Since opening we have had tremendous support and response from the local community and we hope that in 2022 with the opening of the coffee shop, we will be able to encourage more people to visit us.

Watch the opening here:

Community Hub Opening

Where we are:

“The success of a community project is dependent on community support”

We have teamed up with the Wivenhoe Post Office to provide services to the local community. They will be open every Friday between 11:45 am and 1:45 pm in the John Owen Barn.

Services include:

  • All Royal Mail postal services for home and abroad including signed for and special delivery
  • Parcel Force 48 Service
  • Health Lottery
  • Mobile phone top ups
  • Foreign currency to order
  • Car Tax
  • Fishing Licences
  • Bill payments via cash, cheque or debit card
  • Banking for most UK banks including cash withdrawals, balances, cash and cheque deposits
  • Mail redirections and Keep Safe
  • One 4 All gift cards

Helen from Brokhowse Farm Shop will be at the community hub with her freshly picked fruit and veggies every Friday. 

The Refill Den Ltd is here to help people to be more eco conscious and buy packaging free products, especially when it comes to food shopping. By buying zero-waste products, you get to choose how much you want of a product, whilst also saving money and reducing waste.

Charlotte and Ellie will be next to the cart lodge, or in the cart lodge if it is raining.  Remember to bring your jars and containers from home! We have free paper bags or reusable jars to buy if you forget yours.

You choose the products you need to stock up on, they will weigh out your products and put them into the containers of your choice.

You pay for your goods by cash, card or contactless! Whatever suits you best.

https://www.refill-den.co.uk/

Sophie from  Collett’s Farm has joined us to provide fabulous homemade pies and pastries from their own English Longhorn Beef, Lamb and Outdoor Reared Pork. Collett’s Farm is a small family run farm in Wormingford, Colchester

Katie form The Duke’s Seafood has joined us as our resident fishmonger.  The Duke’s Seafood is a family run, local business located on Mersea Island.  They have their own boat and offer a wide range of freshly caught seafood.

Janine from Baking Mad enjoys creating new and different sweet treats for you to enjoy.

Steve from Mop Cap Preserves provides a selection of jams, chutneys and sauces.  Mop Cap Preserves are a company that prides itself on small batches of Jams, chutneys and sauces. They use only seasonal fruit and veg sourced from their local farm shop at Brokhowse Farm in Weeley. Their recipes come from as far back as early Victoria times, they hope to bring back the smells, tastes and flavours long forgotten, alongside their contemporary flavours.

The walking group was established during Covid lock-down to encourage people to meet, talk and walk.  This has been enjoyed by all (and dogs!) who joined.  The walks are suitable for all abilities and age groups.

We are aiming to walk every third Friday of the month (weather permitting) meeting at 10:00 am, at the John Owen Barn.

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn.
  • Please do bring your own water.
  • Each walk lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • At the end there is the opportunity to share a picnic together, please bring you own food.

We are here for the families of Eight Ash Green, Fordham and the surrounding area.  We meet every Tuesday morning during term time from 9:30 to 11:00am in the John Owen Barn for play time, craft activities, singing and Bible stories. Whoever you are, if you look after a child aged 4 years or under, you will be made very welcome.  Refreshments are provided.

We charge £1.50 per family per week.

Babies and Toddlers group has now opened, with restrictions.  Please send a text to 07968 280132 for more information.

The friendship club meets monthly, in the John Owen Barn, offering talks, refreshments and delicious cakes made by the friendship club members.

PROGRAMME 2022 

14th April 

Morning outing to Glemham Hall 

12th May 

Hidden messages in dreams 

9th June 

Life and Laughs of a local journalist 

14th July 

Garden Insects unseen and Unappreciated 

11th August 

True Tales to make you laugh 

8th September 

Nursery Rhymes (History and Possible Origin) 

13th October 

Tutankhamun – His Life and Death 

10th November 

Valuations and Auction Rooms 

8th December 

Christmas Meal 

Meeting at 2.00pm 

John Owen Barn 

The Club meets every 2nd Thursday afternoon of the month. 

Enquiries Jan Strudwick 

07557956897 or 01206 243702