Christmas Closure

The last day for the Hub in 2023 will be 15 th December.  All our staff are volunteers and are getting a well deserved break.  We will be re-opening on 2nd February 2024.
We would like to thank you for the amazing support you all have shown to us over the past year, it is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again next February.

May you have a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Community Hub Café is open every Friday, serving coffee, tea, cakes, croissants and cheese scones for you to enjoy.  We would appreciate a donation of £3.00.

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

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fordham Market

1st Friday of the month – All Stall holders

Every Friday

JJ Fruit & Veggie shop – Jon & Ann provide fresh locally picked fruit & vegetables.

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

Cheese & Pie Man – Dedham based business selling quality cheese and pies

Every second week

Woodcraft & Jewellery –  Sheila & Bill offer handcrafted wood products and jewellery.

Mum’s Pantry –  Audrey provides cakes and sweet treats.

Once a month (on first Friday of the month)

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

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

Freckled Foxglove –  Rachel provides beautiful, seasonal, sustainable flowers grown in Adham.

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

Accent Stationers –  Shop with Karen for all your stationery needs from notebooks to umbrellas.

Any feedback or ideas for improving your Hub experience, please contact Jacqui at

We encourage more of you to visit us.

Where we are:

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

The volunteers at the Community Hub Café will be pleased to serve you a hot drink, freshly baked cakes and scones.  During the cold winter months we will be additionally serving hot soup and rolls.

During its first 6 months, the Community Hub Café has become a popular place for people to meet and make new friends. Visit the Hub to experience its warm, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.  The team would love to meet you.

If you are in need of a little help with your food shopping or worried about not having food on the table, the pantry can give you that little bit of help you need to keep you going.

Bring along your own bag and take what you need.  No registration required and no questions asked.

It contains a variety of dried and tinned food, baby products and feminine care.  There is also a suggestion list if you want to request an item you are in need of. (We will try our best to help with your suggestions, but please note your request may not always be fulfilled)

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

Jon and Ann will supply freshly picked fruit and veggies weekly. 

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.

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

The Duke’s Seafood is 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.

Rachel from Freckled Foxglove, has a farm in Aldham and is happy to provide all-homegrown wreaths, flowers, plants etc.

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.

Based in Dedham, the heart of Constable country on the Essex and Suffolk border, The Cheese and Pie Man have been selling cheese and pies for over 20 years.  They pride themselves on selling quality produce and giving the highest level of service.

Audrey provides cakes and sweet treats.

Notebooks, pens, all stationery items including eco-friendly backpacks, shopping bags and water bottles.

Handcrafted wooden products, including bird houses, clocks, cutting boards, coasters and signs. Hand made jewellery and key rings.

The walking group is on hold until January 2023.

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.

 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.


9th February  

Infamous English Civil War Siege of Colchester

9th March

Soil Cinderellas

13th April

Beach Bonkers

11th May

Outing – Helmingham Hall Gardens

8th June

Mr Marconi and the birthplace of wireless

13th July

Garden Party

10th August

Nursery  Rhymes – their origin & meaning

14th September

Interesting tales of a Jewellery Valuer

12th October

The Perennial Mr Potter

9th November

Musical Surprise

14th 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