Membership events

Activities and events

Regular Events

Whilst all of our trading divisions are open and operating as normal (with Government Guidelines in place), we have suspended our weekly member's coffee mornings and bereavement groups until further notice.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause to our members, clients and customers, as we understand that the social interaction that attending such events creates a much needed life-line for some people to interact with the outside world, however we must follow the current Government Guidelines relating to COVID-19, which includes the rules to not proceed with group events from mixed households. 

Coffee Mornings: 

We hold popular coffee mornings each week in our Braintree and Chelmsford Quadrant department stores, where members receive discounted drinks in our Brambles restaurants. We invite guest speakers most weeks. These might be from local voluntary groups, charities, local authorities and other community organisations.

Attendees must be members of Chelmsford Star, but they can join on the day. Members attending the coffee mornings will receive a voucher for £1 off any drink, and can purchase any other food and drink in the cafe too. We will always pass a collection pot around for our volunteer speakers, so please bring some change to support the local causes. 

Coffee mornings start promptly at 10.30am.

If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our coffee mornings please EMAIL US to arrange. 

Fish 'n' Chips Quizzes:

These have become very popular and are held monthly, alternating between our Braintree and Chelmsford stores. For just £4.99pp, members will receive entry into the quiz and a generous fish and chip lunch. The quiz start promptly at 11.30am

Day Trips & Holidays:

These are organised by the Membership and the Travel department, and they'll be promoted in coffee mornings, in our department stores, online and in our Starlight magazines.

They tend to have pick up points from Braintree and Chelmsford. Tickets need booking in advance. 


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Members Trip [node:field-venue:name] 29th November 2021

Members Trip
Monday, 29 November 2021 - 8:00am
4 Nights/5 Days

Bath Christmas Market

29th November 2021 - 4 nights/5 days


Wessex Hotel (nr. Glastonbury)

Half Board


£270 pp Non-Members

£265 pp Members


NO single supplement

First come, first Served Basis!


What Alfa includes

•             Excursion to Bath Christmas Market

•             Excursion to Bristol