22 Nov 2020 - Welcome to our new Trustees

At our online AGM on Friday 20th November, we were very pleased to welcome three new Trustees to the SHCA Board. Elected unanimously were Duncan Martin, who some may already know as the driving force behind Maritime Radio, and Sajid Raja, local resident and freelance product designer with experience in finance. Kate Halpin who has connections to Shrewsbury House going back to the 1970s and who was co-opted on to the Board earlier this year, was also elected unanimously.  Read more here >


23 Oct 2020 - Health Watch Greenwich & CraftA come to Shrewsbury House

Black history month with Healthwatch Greenwich comes to Shrewsbury House 12-2pm today, bringing the message of cancer awareness and screening, and the improvement of outcomes for black women for BHM, and of course all women. Funded by Royal Borough of Greenwich 2020 365. With CraftA.  Read more here >


22 Oct 2020 - Collecting for Greenwich Foodbank

In a socially distanced harvest festival way we are collecting for our Greenwich Foodbank in reception in October and November. Bring your tins and things, but not pumpkins! We are still open for pre-booked Covid-19 safe classes and small event bookings. Check with or 02088543895 if you are not attending for a class  Read more here >


16 Oct 2020 - Moving into Tier 2 restrictions - Staying safe at Shrewsbury House

As London prepares to move into tier 2 restrictions, Shrewsbury House remains open to all our regular groups and hirers, adhering to social distancing guidlines.  Please be assured that we will continue to take all the nessecary steps to keep all our house users Covid safe.   Please use the hand sanitiser provided throughout the building, wear a face mask in all communal areas, keep a 2 metre distance from others where possible, and scan our track and trace QR code when you arrive.  Read more here >


12 Oct 2020 - Global Fusion performance for Black History Month 9th October 2020

Black History Month Global Fusion performance link Friday 9th October  Read more here >


9 Oct 2020 - MacMillan Cancer Support Raffle Draw

Marvellous Mrs Maloney drew the raffle this morning!  Read more here >


6 Oct 2020 - MacMillan Cake Away

Our marvelous Macmillan Cake Away is tomorrow 7th October  There will be a table of tempting treats in reception all day. We are also having a raffle with lots of gorgeous prizes including -   Pretty pot stands & bottle openers  Bottles of Fizz and wine  Handmade book charms  Handmade truffles  Soy Candles  Cakes  Smellies  and more!    Read more here >


28 Sep 2020 - Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support

We're fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Supporty on Monday 5th & Wednesday 7th October, if you would like to donate a delicious cake, scruptious scones or brilliant biscuits to be sold on the day or if you would like to donate a raffle prize, please email or bring your donation in.  Read more here >


14 Sep 2020 - Newsletter September 2020 - We're back!

We are very pleased to welcome back our existing groups and hirers that are returning safely in our Covid-19 Secure community centre, this month. Yay!    Read more here >


7 Sep 2020 - Welcome Back

We are delighted to have opened our doors from Monday 7th September for our regular groups and hirers.  We have undertaken all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all of our house visitors and staff, and are adhering to the current government covid-19 secure guidelines.  Please check the website and contact the group leader directly to book your sessions.  For all other hiring enquiries, please email or call 020 8854 3895   We look forward to welcoming you back to Shrewsbury House  Read more here >


24 Aug 2020 - Moving towards re-opening

From early September we'll be starting to open our doors again in a very gradual, careful and Covid-safe way. The House will be undergoing a thorough clean throughout and we have put in place sanitiser stations at strategic points around the building. Everyone entering the House will be required to wear a face covering in all common areas of the building i.e. corridors, reception and toilets, to maintain safe distancing and follow the signed routes.  Read more here >


21 May 2020 - Entertainment and activities during Coronavirus crisis

UPDATED 22nd July. Always look on the bright side of life! The weather is lovely and even if we are living life in a mask there are things to do here to keep us entertained. Keep checking back as we'll be adding new bits and pieces as they come in.  Read more here >


30 Apr 2020 - Help and advice during Coronavirus crisis

UPDATED 30th April. A regularly updated list of local support groups and organsiations that can provide help and advice for people in isolation or their family and friends. Please let us know if there is more we can add to this page by emailing  Read more here >


1 Apr 2020 - Local resources during Coronavirus crisis

This page will be  updated regularly with information about local businesses that will deliver food and other essentials. Please let us know if we have missed any or if any information is incorrect or out of date and support local business during this difficult time.  Read more here >


14 Mar 2020 - Spring Fair Postponed

We're sorry to have to let you know that our spring fair due to take place tomorrow (15th March) has had to be postponed for now. We should emphasise that this event is just postponed and not cancelled and we'll let you know of a revised date as soon as we have one.  Read more here >


6 Mar 2020 - Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2020

Shrewsbury House made the shortlist for the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2020. The awards ceremony took place on Frday 6th March at the Intercontinental O2.  Read more here >


1 Mar 2020 - Fundraising for Sensory Garden at Shrewsbury House

On 1st March Shrewsbury House Trustee, Kathryn Green, is running the Vitality Big Half marathon and hoping to raise money for the Friends of Shrewsbury House to create a sensory garden at the community centre. The idea is that they'll plant and build areas of smells, sights, sounds and textures for all to enjoy.  Read more here >


29 Feb 2020 - February Events

February Events   We have a full programme of events coming up in February, beginning with our Get Together Monday group being visited by Carole Destre from Royal Borough of Greenwich, giving us the lowdown on recycling, waste disposal and reducing our waste. Carole will also be answering any waste related question you may have. On Monday 10th Feb we have the fantastic Pets against Loneliness joining our Get Together Monday group with their four legged friends, telling us how they combat loneliness in the community.   Read more here >


2 Jan 2020 - Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year and welcome back to all our groups, house users, friends and followers. We have some exciting new classes starting in January, including Campeones Spanish Club for Children 4-13yrs every Wednesday from 8th January, and our new FREE digital inclusion cafe every Tuesday from 21st January.  Read more here >


21 Dec 2019 - Christmas Closure

Shrewsbury House will be closed from Saturday 21st December until Thursday 2nd January.  Read more here >


2 Dec 2019 - Christmas Cheer & Craft Fair Success

Our Christmas Cheer and Craft Fair was a fantastic success, we had a very busy day, the amazing array of stalls certainly drew a good crowd and Father Christmas was kept very busy in his Grotto! Our mulled wine proved very popular and Stir cafe had a busy day keeping shoppers, staff and stall holders fed throughout the day.  Read more here >


12 Nov 2019 - December Events at Shrewsbury House

December is almost upon us already and the festive season just around the corner, take a look at the events we have lined up to close what has been a great year for Shrewsbury House.  Read more here >


30 Sep 2019 - September Events

As we say goodbye to Summer and welcome in the cooler months, we have have a busy September planned with a variety of great events to keep us busy, something for everyone!   Read more here >


20 Sep 2019 - October Events at Shrewsbury House

We are all set for a very busy October here at Shrewsbury House, we have a number of events celebrating Black History Month, including talks from two inspiring Black Women Writers, Tatiana Mais & Ola Awonubi. A talk about the life of Writer, Poet and musician Igantius Sancho, and a week of fun filled activities in half term based around the tales and antics of Anansi the Spider!Plumstead Writers return for an evening of entertainment on 11th October, on the same evening Rachel Bailey-Hogg is hosting another fabulous 1920's themed Murder Mystery Dinner Party.We have Menay Edwards (@emporermenay) visiting us to talk about his boxing career, brain injury and where he is now, The Friends of Shrewsbury House hosting their second garden gathering for families, and some fanastic sessions planned for our Get Together Mondays!  Read more here >


10 Sep 2019 - Friends of Shrewsbury House Autumn Get Togethers

Our Friends of Shrewsbury House invite families to join in their activities every week, they have planned one day a moth to do specific activities, working on certain parts of the garden that need attention, the timetable for their Autumn activities is as follows -Saturday 14th September 11.00am - 1.00pm Sweeping and tidying the ornamental garden (and mulching if the mulch has arrived)!Saturday 19th October 11.00am - 1.00pmPond clear outSaturday 16th November 11.00am - 1.00pmFlower bed tidy upSaturday 14th December 11.00am - 1.00pm - Trimming the ivy and holly for wreath makingFor more information about the Friends,come along to find us any Saturday from 10 to noon, or email if you would like more information on when/ how we work mid-week.  Read more here >


1 Sep 2019 - More Summer Workshops and New Classes!

We have more new classes and Summer Workshops on offer at Shrewsbury House, we really do have something for eveyone! Keep an eye on the website and social media for regular updates!  Read more here >


31 Aug 2019 - Summer Workshops and New Classes

We have a number of new classes and summer workshops here at Shrewsbury House, take a look....  Read more here >


1 Aug 2019 - Danny Thorpe on Borough of Culture

Leader of Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Danny Thorpe, took part in the first of what will be a regular monthly slot on Maritime Radio today, answering questions from listeners. He also gave an extended interview to us at Shrewsbury House about the RBG's bid to become London Borough of Culture in 2021.  Read more here >


31 Jul 2019 - Donate and save a life

Shrewsbury House has launched a fundraising campaign to buy a life-saving defibrillator. If a visitor to the house or a member of staff should suffer a heart attack, prompt action is essential to maximise their chances of making a full recovery. If their heart has stopped an electric shock from a defibrillator is the only way to re-start it and if this is done within the first minute their chances of survival are estimated to be 90%.  Read more here >


27 Jul 2019 - A Future for Green Garth

Saturday 27th July 2.00pm   The future of Green Garth - the single storey building that is within the grounds of Shrewsbury House - has been unsure for some time.  Read more here >


24 Jul 2019 - Summer Fete & Craft Fair Fundraising News!

Our Summer Fete and craft fair raised an amazing £852.00 towards a defibrillator, a huge thank you to all who came and made the day a success, and to @ruxley_nursery @sainsburys @Asda @theworksstores @vue The Co-op @headwayselnwk and our house users, stall holders and volunteers for your fantastic donations, and all your help, you are amazing! We still have a way to go until we reach our £2000 target, here is the information to donate - To donate £1, text HEART to 70201 To donate £3, text HEART to 70331 To donate £5, text HEART to 70970 To donate £10, text HEART to 70191  Read more here >


20 Jul 2019 - Summer Fete & Craft Fair

Saturday 20th July 12.00pm -5.00pm   Are you a creative crafter?  If so come and show off and sell your wares at our Shrewsbury House Summer Fete & Craft Fair.  Read more here >


20 Jul 2019 - The Summer Fete is nearly here!

Saturday 20th July 12.00pm - 5.00pmOur Summer Fete and Craft Fair is just around the corner, with lots of fun activities for children such as face painting, a bouncy castle, belly dancing, a toy tombola and more - there is lots to keep little ones entertained!  Read more here >


1 Jul 2019 - Exciting new Summer Workshops!

Exciting new workshops here at Shrewsbury House throught the summer, Ruth Pugh is providing story based interactive dance and craft sessions for little ones, our resident Baby Sensory group has a summer programme for Shrewsbury House, we have Gymnastic workshop in the annex and we are waiting to confirm some more activities and workshops for children and adults too! Keep checking in on social media and the website for more infomation.  Read more here >


25 Jun 2019 - Fifty Years On

What will the world be like in fifty years time? Impossible to tell but  a group of young people from three local schools have left a message for future generations telling them what life is like now and how they think it may change in the decades to come.  Read more here >


3 Jun 2019 - Jim heads for the top of the charts

Jim Radford, who, together with local singer-song writer, Keith Ferris, runs the regular folk sessions, The Travelling Shrewsburys, here at Shrewsbury House, has just released a single that has shot up the Amazon Music Charts knocking Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran off the top spot.  Read more here >


31 May 2019 - May Events at Shrewsbury House

We have lot's of events planned for May at Shrewsbury House, take a look, there really is something for everyone!  Read more here >


1 May 2019 - April was a busy month!

April was a busy month here at Shrewsbury House, we started off with Ground Works hosting a Food Waste workshop for our Get Together Mondays group, followed by two kid's crafternoons, a Get Together Mondays Craft session with CraftA, then the Bunny Hop.  Read more here >


20 Apr 2019 - Maritime Radio Launch

Shrewsbury House welcome new residents Maritime Radio, a community radio station covering the whole of the Royal Borough of  Greenwich (and beyond)! Maritime Radio are holding their official  launch on Saturday 20th April, altough you can catch them on the airwaves now on 96.5fm.  Read more here >


25 Mar 2019 - Headway move in to Shrewsbury House

Headway, the brain injury association, moved into Shrewsbury House on 25th March 2019.  Read more here >


19 Mar 2019 - Upcoming Events at Shrewsbury House

There are lots of exciting events this month coming up at Shrewsbury House, this Friday 22nd March we welcome back The Travelling Shrewsburys for a free, family friendly evening of folk music from Jim Radford, Keith Ferris and friends.  Read more here >


19 Mar 2019 - Gardeners Question Time, A thank you from Friends of Oxleas Woodlands

The Friends of Oxleas Woodlands would like to thank everyone at Shrewsbury House for hosting our recent fundraising event.  Read more here >


8 Mar 2019 - Combat Stress Quiz update from host

After a very successful quiz night in aid of Combat Stress, the host, Natasha Senkus, would like to pass on this message -  Read more here >


8 Feb 2019 - Travelling Shrewsburys Triumph

The Travelling Shrewsburys (Keith Ferris, Jim Radford and friends) returned for another brilliant night of folk music and shanties on Friday 8th February, playing to a packed bar (and a dog).  Read more here >


1 Nov 2018 - November 2018 NewsletterWhat’s happening this week ...

Data Collection Week 5th-10th November 2018We continue to rely on the support of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and need to provide data about our demographics and the people attending the house on a regular basis. We are also keen to hear your views and get as much feedback from our service users and visitors as possible to inform new facilities and activities. With this in mind we will be asking existing groups and hirers, and visitors to Shrewsbury House, to complete our new Equalities and Access forms over the next week. The more the merrier, so if you are visiting please compete a form and drop into reception on your way in or out  Read more here >


2 Oct 2018 - September/October NewsletterIt's been a busy month...

As the summer has drawn to a close, we have got firmly back into the swing with events, activities and new groups.  Read more here >


1 Oct 2018 - CELEBRATING SHREWSBURY HOUSE: Cressida Senkus

My daughter’s attendance at the Pre School play group in 1983 marked my first connection with Shrewsbury House and I helped during the mornings. We had just moved to Shooters Hill and we regularly used the library, especially the comfy children’s section (now the bar area).  Read more here >


12 Sep 2018 - IN FOCUS: SE18 Choir

"When I joined the SE18 Choir to take some photos and learn about the group I never expected to find myself singing.  Read more here >


8 Aug 2018 - July / August Newsletter

August 2018 is one year on from the Extraordinary General Meeting that took Shrewsbury House from the brink of closure and started us on the path to where we are now. While we wouldn't claim that it's job done just yet, I hope you'll agree that the last twelve months have seen significant changes in the House and a more positive and constructive approach to the future.  Read more here >


16 Jul 2018 - New Women’s Institute Group starting at Shrewsbury House

Come along to our first gathering to find out what’s on offer on Friday 5th October 2018 at 10am-1200.  Read more here >


30 Jun 2018 - June Newsletter

We hope you've noticed the big screen that has appeared in reception and it's nothing to do with watching the football. No really. Honest.  Read more here >


31 May 2018 - May Newsletter

Hooray for Hollywood? Well, to be honest, more likely Falconwood but we can dream. On Monday 4th June the House is being photographed, inside and out, for inclusion on the RBG Film Unit database. The photographer needs to see the House at its best so there may be a little disruption to normal working as we move furniture out of rooms. It'll be worth it the long run as this opens up a whole new area of income from film and TV companies who may want to use Shrewsbury House as a location.  Read more here >


30 Apr 2018 - April Newsletter

Well, Spring finally arrived - and then went away again - but nonetheless there was enough time for Feast to set up and decorate the cafe terrace and even enough sun for people to enjoy it before the rain came back. It's going to be fantastic when summer comes to stay.  Read more here >


5 Apr 2018 - Shrewsbury House Sunflower Trail

It’s that time of year again! The Friends of Shrewsbury House are organising a sunflower trail in and around Shrewsbury House and would love you to join in.  Read more here >


29 Mar 2018 - March Newsletter

A lot has happened this month including two lots of snow that proved a challenge for our lovely old building. Despite the odd roof leak and drain blockage we've come through it all pretty well intact.  Read more here >


23 Feb 2018 - February Newsletter

As many will already know, House Manager, Kathy Bagnall, will be leaving us on 28th Feb after 12 years service. I'm sure you would want to join the Board and staff of Shrewsbury House in thanking her for her hard work in keeping the House going through some very difficult times and wish her all the best for the future.  Read more here >


30 Jan 2018 - January Newsletter

On 18th January we held our Annual General Meeting which was really well attended with representatives of affiliated goups, users and local residents.The meeting agreed some important changes to our Memorandum and Articles of Association - which is the the document that governs how Shrewsbury House is run. The most significant changes are:  Read more here >


20 Dec 2017 - December Newsletter

Season's greetings to everyone. It's been a tough year and we're not out of the woods yet but we end 2017 in a better place than we were in before the EGM in August. We can now begin to plan things for the Spring and Summer of next year. Look out for a programme of events and activities, and do let us know if you have any suggestions -  Read more here >


26 Nov 2017 - Vintage Fair

Almost 500 people attended the Vintage Fair we hosted on Sunday 26th November making it one of the most successful events Shrewsbury House has seen to date. Forty stalls selling everything vintage you can think of filled every room in the house. Here's a selection of pictures from the day:  Read more here >


31 Oct 2017 - October Newsletter

It has been just over two months since the Emergency General Meeting and the appointment of a new Board of Trustees. As you'll be aware if you are a regular user of the House or were at that meeting, Shrewsbury House Community Association faced a financial crisis that could have led to closure. We're glad, therefore, to tell you that any immediate threat has been averted and for the remainder of this financial year at least we are secure.  Read more here >


26 Oct 2017 - The bar is open again!

After some confusion over the terms of our licence and changes in staffing we are now ready to re-open the bar. For an initial period we'll be opening on Fridays from 6pm to 10.00pm and hope you'll come and join us for a celebratory drink. During this initial period the bar will be staffed by members of the Board of Trustees so it's a good opportunity to come and have a chat too.  Read more here >


6 Oct 2017 - Fang-tastic Halloween Party

The nights are drawing in and soon, through the mist and murk of a cold Autumn evening, will come the fearful cry of "trick or treat". Yes it's Halloween again. The time of year every parent dreads when their children get so full of sugar they won't sleep for a fortnight.  Read more here >


29 Sep 2017 - Enjoy a slice with us

On Friday 29th September from 10am to 1pm Shrewsbury House was one of hundreds of venues around the country taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer.  Read more here >


24 Aug 2017 - The heart and focus of our community

Local MP Clive Efford and Royal Borough of Greenwich Assistant Chief Executive Katrina Delaney were among those showing support for Shrewsbury House Community Centre (SHCC) at the recent Emergency General Meeting.  Read more here >



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