Time Out

Time Out meets every 2nd Thursday of the Month: 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

It’s an ideal opportunity for elderly citizens in our community to meet together for an afternoon of fun and entertainment while enjoying good company, a drink and some home-made cake! We don’t have a lower or upper age limit. Some of our guests are housebound and we aim to provide transport for them to and from each meeting. We also have guests who rely on wheelchairs and we have a team of wheelchair pushers to make sure they arrive on time. Of course we have guests who arrive on foot and sometimes in a taxi.

Our programme is varied but usually begins with Happy Birthday wishes followed by a quiz, and then poems and readings interrupted with fun and laughter.

Tea and home-made cakes are an important time for getting to know each other, catching up with news and having a real good natter.

And after refreshments we have our main, live entertainment which our guests love! One of our favourites is welcoming the children from St Oswald’s Primary School to sing for us. They usually visit twice a year as well as contributing to our Christmas Party. We have had groups playing saxophones; guitars playing Hank Marvin hits; and keyboard players as well as singers with songs from the shows and some 1950’s hits as well as Al Johnson songs.


We aim to make our Christmas party a very special event and also celebrate summer in the August meeting with a strawberry cream tea.

Of course Time Out needs a large team of volunteers to ensure the afternoon goes well and as co-ordinator I can never thank them enough. We are always on the look out for helpers so if you can spare a few hours once a month please get in touch. We need wheelchair pushers, car drivers, cake makers, general helpers and folk who are just happy chatting and making our guests feel welcome.

Similarly if you have an elderly neighbour or know someone who you think would enjoy Time Out please get in touch with us and we will make arrangements to collect them.

Jean Wilson – Time Out Co-ordinator – 01757 709941

Due to the latest Government advice, Time Out will not return for the foreseeable future, to protect those we love.

We will re-open at some point but we have no idea when. We will be lead by Government advice.

Stay safe everyone – Keep in contact with one another – Contact us at St Oswald’s and we will help where we are able.

Keep washing those hands! We are praying for you all

God Bless