The Fellowship

The Fellowship - An Introduction

Summer Tea Party 2016
From left to right: Geoff Robinson, Ann Harman, Pat Woodhams, John Woodhams and Sheila Somerton

The Helmdon Fellowship of Retired People came into being in the 1950s as a village group for retired people mainly through the efforts of Harold Gulliver, supported by Jim Jessett, Connie Storer, Eric Humphrey, Nora Nichols and Harold and Jean Seckington. It became affiliated to a county-organised association known as Old People's Welfare, and at that time was linked very loosely with Age Concern.

The name was changed to The Fellowship in the mid-1990s and is open to those over sixty, whether retired or not.

The Fellowship's "get- togethers" are on every second Friday afternoon of the winter months.

It also runs fund-raising events, coffee mornings, afternoon tea parties, fish and chip lunches and other events to raise funds to support its members and subsidise coach outings, which are run in the summer.

See also:

The Fellowship - Activities Programme 2018-2019

Helmdon Fellowship Winter Programme 2018 - 2019




October 12th

Fish and Chip Lunch followed by AGM

12.30 pm

October 24th (Wednesday)

Coffee Morning

10am - 12 noon

November 9th

A Funny Old Bird - Walter Butterfield


November 30th (Friday)

Christmas Trip to Hillier's Garden Centre

Leave 10.30

December 14th

Christmas Party


January 11th

40 Years Bomb Disposal, Still 10 fingers - Ian Jones


February 8th

The Nene Valley Wetlands - Katie King


February 20th (Wednesday)

Coffee Morning

10am - 12 noon

March 8th

Ladies in Pigs - Jane Raven


April 3rd (Wednesday)

Easter Coffee Morning at Acres End

10am - 12 noon

April 12th

Colour Blindness - Terry Pigott


If you wish to go on any of the trips listed above or require any further information please contact Carol Brookhouse or your Fellowship committee member.