Early Retirement Club

Early Retirement Club

The Club was founded in 1982 to accommodate male retirees from Blue Circle, Northfleet and has since expanded to include retirees from all walks of life. Our membership currently embraces a broad spectrum of the community, providing the club with a similarly minded, interesting and diverse group, which you will find warm & friendly.

We ask that you pay £3 entrance fee, which includes coffee/tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket for a bottle of wine. Our yearly membership is £10 to allow for 24 meetings to be held throughout the year, with excellent speakers covering a wide range of topics. During the year 3 dates are set aside where ladies are invited to join us.

The club meets on alternate Tuesdays from 9.30am until 12 noon followed if you wish to stay to lunch until 1pm. We offer a 3 course meal plus cheese/biscuits and coffee for £5.

We hold a Christmas dinner which is well supported and if the membership are interested we organise occasional inexpensive trips to various locations.

If you wish to come along initially as a guest you are most welcome, please contact us.

Days & Times

Alternate Tuesdays 9.30am – 1.00pm


Jim Pearce
(Joint Membership Secretary)
01474 355816

Roger Endean
(Joint Membership Secretary)
01474 355084


Please see foot of page for any events notices

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  • About Our Community Centre

    About Our Community Centre

    Shorne Community Centre acts as a prominent centre to the life of the local community. With wide ranging activities covering all ages from pre-school to the elderly the events undertaken at the hall represent a main part of the social interaction of a community.

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    Shorne Village, Kent

    Shorne Village, Kent

    Situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Shorne in a conservation area, the hall acts as a community centre for the benefit of the Parish of Shorne and also attracts bookings from Gravesend and the Medway areas.

    With an interesting geographical position, a thousand year old church, surrounded by mature trees and with buildings spanning many centuries the Village is much sought after as a residential location.

    All rooms to the hall are on the ground floor and provide easy and unhindered access for the disabled.

    Main Community Hall, Showing Stage

    The Main Hall

    An attractive room capable of seating 120 persons in comfort for a full course dinner or 150 standing for a party. The grand high ceiling and overhead windows give a light and airy atmosphere. There is a full sized stage at the north side of the venue which is used for entertainment purposes when discos and/or/ band concerts and other musical evenings are held.

    This room has a wide variety of uses ranging from all types of celebrations such as 50th anniversary parties, christenings, birthday, wedding receptions to bowling, lectures and business meetings.

    MAIN HALL SIZE: (approx.)

    15.3m x 9m (50ft x 30ft)

    The Small Hall

    The Small Hall

    Part of the original village hall built in 1905 this is a room with great character with overhead beams and rustic charm. 45 persons can easily be seated here for dinner.

    It is used regularly for talks, receptions, lectures and other social meetings and is especially popular for childrens' parties.

    SMALL HALL SIZE: (approx.)

    9m x 6.7m (30ft x 22ft)

    Community Hall Kitchen

    Community Kitchen

    Kitchen This large room has been fitted out to a professional industrial catering standard with a double oven, six burner gas hobs, double oven hot cupboard, large fridge/freezer, 3 urns and stainless steel worktops throughout.

    The kitchen amenities are highly rated by the local authority who have given a top grading of Standard 4 Certificate to the facilities.

    Hall Amenities


    • CCTV cameras and fire alarms in all halls
    • The hall is fully heated in the winter months
    • Toilet facilities are available together with a Disabled toilet
    • There is free carparking provided with availability for 20 vehicles on the premises
    • The hall has a Performing Right Society Ltd licence for the playing of music in the building
    • Catering facilities can be provided, if required, at the hall by Ashby Caterers through arrangement with the booking secretary

Early Retirement Club - Medway / Gravesend