Our place in the community

About us

The Dorking Christian Centre aims to be at the heart of the local community. Below are brief details on what is happening here.

Centre Cafe

Our aim is to ensure our local community has the option of an affordable hot lunch Monday to Saturday. The café is open 10am to 1.30pm and serves lunch from 12 noon. Main meals are £3.90 and desserts £1.80. 

See Centre Café page for more details.

Social Activites

The Centre has many activities where you can have fun and make new friends. These include Tai Chi, chair exercise, upwords, bridge, table tennis, bingo, sequence dance & tea dance. 

See What's On page for details.

Community Fridge

The Dorking Community Fridge is in our foyer area. The Centre is open from 10am to 8pm most days.

The Community Fridge is stocked from food surplus from supermarkets - it has a range of food from bread and pastries but to ripe fruit & vegetables. The idea is to reduce the amount of food going to landfill. 

Anyone can then come and take what they need. There is a donation tin if you would like to leave a donation but no obligation.

Dorking Foodbank

Opening hours Tuesdays 5-6.30pm Thursday 2.30-4pm in our café area.

For more details see http://www.dorkingarea.foodbank.org.uk

Repair Cafe

Organised by Transition Dorking & run by volunteers, the repair cafe runs on the 1st Saturday of the month 10.30am -1pm in our Small Hall.

Whether it's textiles, small electrical items, laptops or phones expert volunteers will work with you to help repair your item. 

You can find regular updates on their facebook page.

Christmas Day Lunch

For people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, we welcome them here for a full Christmas lunch plus activities. 

Thanks to support from local business we can offer this for a small donation. Booking required - please get in touch with the Centre Managers for more detail.

Holidays at Home

Organised by URC, Dorking Christian Centre and St Paul’s Church and run in August. The aim is to give a week of holiday style activities for people who are not able to get away.

Get in touch if you'd like to know more detail. 

What are we missing?

We are always willing to consider new facilities & activities for the community. If you are interested in running something, please do get in touch.