Lyrics and Lunch
Lyrics and Lunch is a group for those living with dementia and their carers, running at St Chad’s Church Hall, Torrisholme Road, Lancaster LA1 2RJ. As it is proving so popular there is now 2 sessions so twice as many people can come along. Both sessions are on the same alternate Tuesdays the first at 10.45am and the second at 12.15pm. The group is an initiative of St Thomas’ Church in the centre of Lancaster. We are running it in conjunction with St Chad’s Church and using their premises because we want to make it more accessible for people from Morecambe and also because it is a much easier venue for parking, which carers have told us is very important.
This is a singing and music group where we sing old, familiar songs and learn a few new ones. We have a go at singing simple rounds and at playing percussion instruments along with some of the songs.
For full details please read the information sheet below.
Lyrics and Lunch printable information sheet
The first group gathers at 10.45, start singing at 11am and have lunch at 12.15pm. This is soup, sandwiches, cake, fresh fruit and tea, coffee or juice. We finish around 1pm.
The second group joins us for lunch then sings afterwards
The cost is £3 per person. This is to cover the cost of food. St Chad’s are kindly giving us the use of their facilities free of charge but we give them a contribution towards the running costs of the hall.
Information for Starting a Group
If you would like to start a Lyrics and Lunch group where you live
please contact Jeanette firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 07486985357.
We are delighted to say that Lyrics and Lunch recently won the Premier Christian Radio Award for Working with Older People. Read the Lancaster District Magazine article about the award here
Watch Jeanette and Peter being interviewed at the recent awards ceremony
Jeanette and Peter Interview
If you would like to come along please fill out this form which will need printing and send it to or to the church office at St Thomas' Church Office, Marton Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XX. Or phone the Church office on 01524 590410 or Jeanette on 07486985357. If you have any problems with the form, just email or write to Jeanette email@example.com with the name of the person living with dementia, address, phone number, name and contact details of carer.
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Being a Dementia Friendly Church
On: Friday 15th March 2019
At: St Thomas Church
At: 9.30am-4pm Lunch provided (£3)
Sharing information and ideas, including two great initiatives for churches to reach those living with dementia and their carers.
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