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Warm welcome hubs

These venues offer warm and welcoming spaces with activities across the borough.

Mondays

Location Opening hours Address Activity details Facilities
Brentwood CVS 9:30 to 11:30am Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, Brentwood, CM15 9FE Traditional board games, colouring books, Tea, Coffee and biscuits. All free but donations are welcome
For more information, email enquiries@brentwoodcvs.org.uk
- Toilets
- Café
- Parking
Doddinghurst Wellbeing Hub 12 to 1:30pm Doddinghurst Village Hall
Church Lane, Doddinghurst, Brentwood CM15 0NJ
Monday lunch club
Food Hub, Hutton 10am to 12pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1JS Collect a free food parcel - Toilets
- Café
- Parking
Tots Aloud 1 to 3pm,
term-time only
Doddinghurst Road Community Church,
56-60 Doddinghurst Road, Pilgrims Hatch, CM15 9PL
0 to 5 years Toddler Group, £1.50 per family. Toys, activities and refreshments available for children and adults. This space is intended for carers, parents and grandparents to meet other people and have a safe place to engage with their child. For more information, email aaron.drcc@outlook.com - Toilets
- Refreshments
- Nappy changing facilities
- Parking
Brentwood Baptist Church 10:30am to 1pm Brentwood Baptist Church, 91 Kings Road, Brentwood, CM14 4DR Warm welcome space
Doddinghurst 2 to 4pm Priest House meeting room, Doddinghurst, Brentwood,
CM15 0NN
Village Quiz
Bentley Common, Kelvedon Hatch & Navestock - The Hub 9am to 12:30pm The Fane Hall,
St Nicholas Church, Kelvedon Hatch, 2 Church Rd, Brentwood, CM14 5TJ
£1 unlimited tea, coffee and cakes.
Healthy Family Practitioner available 10 to 11am to weigh babies - no need to book.
Toys available for toddlers.
Board games, cards, colouring available for adults.
Fair Share Bread and Cakes often available for free. Call 01277 373486
- Accessible
- Toilets
- On street parking
Ingatestone Library 2 to 7pm High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EU Warm Space Free parking on Bell Mead Road

Tuesdays

Location Opening hours Address Activity details Facilities
Brentwood Theatre 10am to 12pm 15 Shenfield Rd, Brentwood CM15 8AG Hot drinks, books and games. For more information, visit Brentwood Theatre.
Doddinghurst Wellbeing Hub 2 to 4pm Priest House meeting room, Doddinghurst, Brentwood,
CM15 0NN
Craft and chatter
Daily Bread Cafe 9am to 1pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1JS Hot food cafe, open
Warm space, activities, advice and social events. Visit Hutton Parish
- Toilets
- Wifi
Hermit Youth Centre - Cosy Club 3:15 to 5pm, starts 6 December Hermit Youth Centre, 15 Shenfield Road, CM15 8AG Come along for fun and freshly cooked food every week to get out of the cold. Come in for homework club, reading corner, arts and crafts,
games, pool, and more.
You must be 11 to 19 years old, or up to 25 with SEND.
For more information, email Claire.Love@essex.gov.uk.
-Toilets
Food Hub, Hutton 10am to 12pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1JS Collect a free food parcel - Toilets
- Café
- Wi-Fi
Doddinghurst Wellbeing Hub 2 to 4pm St Margaret Of Scotland, Doddinghurst Road, Doddinghurst, Brentwood, CM15 0QJ Doddy Drop-in includes tea, coffee, board games and chat.
Ingatestone Community Centre 10am to 12pm 7 High St, Ingatestone, CM4 9ED Coffee morning - Toilets
- Car parking (on payment)

Wednesdays

Location Opening hours Address Activity details Facilities
Brentwood Council Housing 10am to 4pm Gibraltar House Community Room,
The Drive,
Brentwood,
CM13 3AZ
Warm space, refreshments, opportunity to chat to Housing staff
St Thomas Church of Canterbury, Brentwood 10am to 12pm St Thomas Church Centre,
St Thomas Rd, Brentwood CM14 4D
Doddinghurst Wellbeing Hub 2 to 4pm Priest House meeting room, Doddinghurst, Brentwood,
CM15 0NN
Card club (Whist)
Daily Bread Cafe 9am to 1pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1JS Hot food cafe, open
Warm space, activities, advice and social events. Visit Hutton Parish
- Toilets
- Wifi
Food Hub, Hutton 10am to 12pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1JS Collect a free food parcel - Toilets
- Café
- Wifi
Doddinghurst Road community church 10am to 1pm 56-60 Doddinghurst Road, Pilgrims Hatch, CM15 9PL Get support with Peabody, Foodbank, our Chaplain or come and sit on our chat table or craft table.
We have some traditional board games, colouring books, card games and more.
For more information, email aaron.drcc@outlook.com
- Toilets
- Refreshments
- Nappy changing facilities
- Parking
DRCC Youth 3:30 to 5:30pm, term-time only 56-60 Doddinghurst Road, Pilgrims Hatch, CM15 9PL Youth Club for secondary school aged young people.
We have a range of activities:
- Games
- Switch
- PS4 - Fifa
- Snacks, toasties, cooking
- Table Tennis
- Basketball
- Arts and Crafts and more.
Run by professional youth workers and DBS checked team. For more information, email aaron.drcc@outlook.com.
- Toilets
- Wifi
- charging
- refreshments
Manna Meals - Bishops Hall Community Centre 4 to 6pm - Alternate Wednesdays from 2 November. Last event 14 December 2022, returning on 11 January 2023 Bishop's Hall Park Community Centre, 3 Elizabeth Rd, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9NU Free to all:
- Hot meal
- Cake & Biscuits
- Tea & Coffee
- Take-home groceries
- Children’s activities
Email contactmannameals@gmail.com
- Accessible
- Toilets
Bentley Common 9am to 12pm, first and third Wednesday of the month St Pauls Church Centre,
Mores Lane, Brentwood CM14 5RZ
The Coffee Club
Coffee, Cake and Chat.
Fair Share Bread and Cakes often available for free.
All ages welcome.
- Accessible
- Toilets
- On street parking
Ingatestone Library 9am to 1pm High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EU Warm Space Free parking on Bell Mead Road

Thursdays

Location Opening hours Address Activity details Facilities
Ingatestone Community Centre 12 to 3pm 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED Senior Citizens lunches - £10 and others can attend.
The bar area stays open during the afternoon.
-Toilets
- Car Parking (on payment)
Daily Bread Cafe 9am to 1pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1JS Hot food cafe, open
Warm space, activities, advice and social events. Visit Hutton Parish
- Toilets
- Wifi
Food Hub, Hutton 10am to 12pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1JS Collect a free food parcel - Toilets
- Café
- Wifi

Fridays

Location Opening hours Address Activity details Facilities
Brentwood Cathedral Parish hall 12 to 2pm (January to march 2023) Ingrave Road, CM15 8AT winter warmer soup lunch, no need to book. For more information, call 01277 265235.
Doddinghurst Wellbeing Hub 10:30am to 12pm Priest House meeting room Doddinghurst, Brentwood,
CM15 0NN
Coffee Morning in aid of St Francis Hospice
Daily Bread Cafe 9am to 1pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1JS Hot food cafe, open
Warm space, activities, advice and social events. Visit Hutton Parish
- Toilets
- Wifi
Food Hub, Hutton 10am to 12pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1JS Collect a free food parcel - Toilets
- Café
- Wifi
Tots Aloud Term-time only Doddinghurst Road Community Church,
56-60 Doddinghurst Road, Pilgrims Hatch, CM15 9PL
0 to 5 years Toddler Group, £1.50 per family. Toys, activities and refreshments available for children and adults. This space is intended for carers, parents and grandparents to meet other people and have a safe place to engage with their child. For more information, email aaron.drcc@outlook.com - Toilets
- Refreshments
- Nappy changing facilities
- Parking
Hope Café - Ingatestone Elim Church 9:30am to 3pm High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EY Refreshments available - Toilets
Brentwood Care Centre – RCH Care Homes. 3 to 5pm, every third friday of the month Brentwood Care Centre, Larchwood Gardens, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, CM15 9NG Free. Providing a warm space for anyone in the community to come along and drop in for tea, coffee or hot chocolate and soup.
Email Rhiannon.mcneill@rachcarehomes.co.uk
- Wifi
- Toilets
- Lounge
- Parking
Brentwood Cathedral Parish Hall 12 to 2pm, every Friday from January to April Brentwood Cathedral of St Mary & St Helen, Ingrave Rd, Brentwood CM15 8AT Free soup lunch in warm space - Accessible
- Toilets
- On street parking

Saturdays

Location Opening hours Address Activity details Facilities
Ingatestone Library 9am to 5pm High St, Ingatestone, CM4 9EU Warm space Free parking on Bell Mead Road
Food Hub, Hutton 10am to 12pm St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1JS Collect a free food parcel - Toilets
- Café
- Wi-Fi