Clare Franklin has retired after 12 years of running Lunch Bunch. St Peter’s has given Clare a John Lewis gift token and a plant to thank her for dedication and hard work. Lunch Bunch has been a big part of St Peter’s Church since it was started by the Rector’s wife, Chris Lumgair, more than 30 years ago as a place for mums and children to meet, share lunch and learn about Jesus and it has met on most Thursdays at the Church Centre since the early 1980s. More recently, as well as mums, it has been child-minders, carers and grandparents who came along with the children. Lunch Bunch has been suspended since March and unless a new volunteer comes forward, it won’t re-open.