St Mark’s Afternoon Retirement Team

Sarah CousinsSMART meets on the first Thursday  of each month between 2.00-4.00pm in St. Mark’s Church Hall (except for those marked*). We welcome everyone of retirement age who lives locally and enjoys meeting others. There is an interesting and varied programme, stimulating discussion and lively conversations with refreshments provided at each meeting.

SMART is run by Sarah Cousins (pictured) and Louise Wallis and they are always happy to welcome new members and arrange lifts to the meetings and help. Please feel free to bring a friend to any of the meetings.

For more information about any of the events, please contact the Church office in the first instance.

2017 SMART Events

5th January

A reminiscence about Christmas and New year traditions. Come prepared to talk about family customs and favourite memories.

2nd February

'It's a Vet's Life'. Nicky Anderegg, An experienced Vet, will give a talk about her life as a vet, and she may bring her four-footed friend, Wilbur the Whippet.

2nd March

Rev’d Chris Colton will reveal a little about herself in our series of ‘Who am I?'

6th April

Lisa Irwin, from Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead, will come to talk to us about voluntary groups and volunteering in the area.

4th May*

A Visit to the Orpheus Centre, a centre for performing and creative arts in Surrey. Limited places only – booking essential.

1st June

A talk about life in the Royal Household.

6th July*

Croquet and tea on the lawn at Jenny and Ian’s lovely home and garden. Lifts are available.

3rd August*

Garden tea at the home of Patricia and Tony Bird. Please 'RSVP' to Sarah Cousins by 27th July.

7th September

Pam Pullings-Smith will talk about her experiences traveling to Syria and the charity work she has undertaken there.

5th October

Calling all Thespians, time for a play reading.

2nd November

Planting bulbs; come and plant bulbs in a bowl, with instruction.

7th December

Christmas celebrations and plenty

of Christmas cake.

*Please put your name down for a lift as soon as you can…..