Social groups and Community Café

Community Café

Tuesdays, 14.00-16.00

Our weekly Community Café is a chance to have a chat over a cuppa and a slice of cake. Don’t worry about coming alone because there is always someone to talk to! Everyone is welcome and all profits go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall.

All staff are volunteers. If you’d like to get involved, please just ask. As well as people to help in the café, we also need homemade cakes to sell. Thank you to all the people who have provided delicious cakes in the past!

Western Front Association Cumbria

Third Thursday of the month from July to November, 19.15-20.15

The Western Front Association Cumbria is a small group which study and keep alive the memory of the soldiers who fought during the Great War. Our group is affiliated to, but independent of, the nationwide Association. Regular meetings are held from March to November and usually include a speaker.

Messy Church

Every second Friday of the month, 15.30-17.30

An ecumenical Messy Church open to all ages. There will be a variety of craft activities, games and challenges to do followed by a short time of celebration and then a meal. For further details e-mail Tracey Cooke on or phone 07891 532979.

Stainton book club

The book club is an informal friendly opportunity to share our love of reading, meeting once a month.

The book club started with online meetings during Covid as part of the Virtual Village Hall programme. We now meet in the Brantwood Hotel bar. Email for more information.

Our remaining books for 2022 are:

  • Monday 15th August: The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng
  • Monday 19th September: Haweswater, Sarah Hall
  • Monday 17th October: One August Night, Victoria Hislop