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

Helmdon Fellowship Spring Programme 2020




Friday 10th January 2020

Talk by Maureen Paterson on "Rothschild and Waddesdon" in aid of Air Ambulance, followed by tea.


Friday 14th February 2020

Talk on Brackley Community Hospital by Caryl Billingham. Followed by tea, sandwiches and cakes and get-together.


Wednesday 26th February 2020

Coffee Morning

10am - midday

Friday 13th March 2020

Talk by Andrew Jackson on Brackley Hogwatch, followed by tea. - This event has been cancelled


Friday 3rd April 2020

Talk by Mark Morrell (Mr Pothole), followed by tea. - This event has been cancelled


All talks are held in Helmdon Reading Room, Church Street, unless otherwise stated.