[For information on our 2016 street party, click here]


You are invited to a very special street party!

When: Sunday, 2nd June 2013

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm
Where: Castle Lane, Westminster (view map)
Who: Anyone living in, working or travelling through Westminster
Bring: Your friends and family, some food to eat (or you can buy it at the event)
Cost: Free entry and entertainment

Some Background on The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of communities across the UK.

Last year The Big Lunch fell on the same weekend as The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and was part of the main Diamond Jubilee programme of events announced by Buckingham Palace. An astonishing¬†eight and a half million people¬†took part in events across the UK, including Westminster Chapel’s very own Jubilee Street Party, where many of you braved the rain and had a fantastic time.

Photos of our event can be viewed on our Flickr page.

This Year

This year we are hoping the rain will hold back and we will truly be able to ‘take it to the streets’ as we plan our Big Lunch, running on Sunday 2nd June, from 1pm – 3.30pm.

There’ll be a bouncy castle, face painting, food and drink, space to eat with family and friends, stalls (including a Coconut Shy, Seaside Splat, Apple Bobbing, Hook-a-Duck, Lucky Dip), an area for toddlers, live music, and much much more!

The party will take place on Castle Lane, which runs adjacent to our church. The road will be closed to traffic and the street lined with bunting and decorations, and hopefully between the hours of 1pm – 3.30pm, it’ll be lined with people from our local community too!

The people that usually meet in our building on a Sunday (a diverse bunch of very nice people) will be working hard to plan and run the event, and we hope many of you will be able to join in the fun! Whether it’s just for a few minutes – passing through – or whether you decide to stay for the whole afternoon, it would be great to see you!

Watch this space for more information, or you can email me with queries.

Looking forward to lunching with you then!