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All about Greyfriars

All about Greyfriars

Greyfriars meets every Friday evening at the Coventry Unitarian Church on the Holyhead Road throughout the year. The doors open soon after 7pm, so that we are ready to begin our talk at 7.45. Many of our members are retired, but we would welcome some younger members too who share our wide ranging interests.

Our talks feature many different subjects. Local history is always popular, but we also enjoy travelogues, and talks about natural history, music, literature. We have had talks on obscure subjects, humorous subjects and talks delivered by members. The programme is always varied and often surprising.

Whilst our Friday evening talks are the mainstay of what Greyfriars is about, there are also opportunities to join outside events. We organise regular theatre trips to several of our local theatres, and we have social events such as skittles evenings and even croquet!

Coach trips are also popular with members. Recent trips have included Windsor, Ironbridge,  an overnight stay to Norwich and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.


Greyfriars is as much about people as anything else. some evenings are planned and organised by members. These include our Poetry Night, and Ten Minute Talk evenings.


At Christmas, a small group of members put on some kind of entertainment for our audience. A picture shows a 'Murder Mystery' which was presented one Christmas. 


Greyfriars members like to get out and about, and walks are organised on an occasional basis, usually finishing at a local pub. Our less active members are not forgotten and enjoy coming out to meet up for Sunday lunch at a local pub.


Other local outings have included a farm visit to see the lambing, and a visit to the city's Police Museum.

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