Free Christmas and Boxing Day get-togethers

The Brockley Society's Clare Cowen has produced a round-up of local events for people who might otherwise be alone this Christmas:

Deptford Methodist Church, 1 Creek Road, SE8 3BT
A 10.30 service or just come at 11.30 for welcome, tea and coffee + 3-course lunch followed by games and entertainment, finishing at 3.30pm. Phone Melissa on 020 8692 0048 to confirm numbers and discuss transport

All Saints, Monson Road, SE14 5EH
Mass in the Community Hall at 11am. Drop in for traditional lunch at 1pm, followed by entertainment + tea, cakes and sandwiches. No charge for anything. Phone Father Owen on 020 7639 3497 as some transport may be available.

St John's Church, St John's Vale, corner Lewisham Way, SE8 4EA
Lunch from 12.30pm. Contact Peter on 07786 160 997 or to book in advance and ask about limited transport options.

Cummin' Up Restaurant & Take-away, 389 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6NZ
FREE Christmas give-away. Richard Simpson and family cook traditional British Christmas Day fare, plus jerk chicken, rice & peas and mixed salad 1pm to 6pm. 020 8690 9167

Boxing Day - Friday 26 December. From 12noon to about 4pm
The Hill Station, Kitto Road, SE14 5TY.
Anyone feeling the let-down after Christmas is welcome to come along and bring any leftovers they have to share - or just bring themselves! There will be hot drinks, biscuits, cake and company. All FREE