Social Events

The monthly coffee mornings at the Portivo Lounge will recommence on Tue 7th Sep 2021 and the first Tue of every month thereafter. Tables will be set aside for up to 20 people from 1000-1200 hours. We look forward to seeing you all again after such a long break!


Below are some of the events we are planning for 2020 and hope they will be of interest to you. Please contact  Ruth (contact details below) to reserve a place on any of the trips:


Postponed until further notice


Dates and times will be confirmed as soon as possible. I aim to run these trips predominately on Tuesday or Wednesdays. If you have a preference for a day which you would like to take part in one of these events please let me know. Excluding the trip to Birmingham Tattoo all days out will be on a self drive or car share basis.



All costings are being researched and further information will be forwarded to those who have expressed an interest in any of the events.   Final pricings will be dependent on numbers attending and the group discounts available.


When we are departing from St. John’s Church, Churchdown, (GL3 2DB), we request that transport costs are paid in cash as we board the mini-bus.   We have permission to park our cars in the Church car park, but if there is a function or a Service in progress, we are asked to be as quiet as possible and park in the rear car park.   Access to this area is from St. John’s Road, through the initial car parking area and bear left to park to the left of the church buildings.   



When paying for an event you may choose from the 3 following methods:


1. Pay cash at a Portivo Coffee morning.


2. Personal cheques should be made payable to ‘RAFA Gloucester’ which may be handed to a Committee Member or paid directly into our  Branch Account.


3. BACs transfers to ‘RAFA Gloucester Branch’.   Sort Code: 60-09-02.  Account No. 36785008.   The preceding information may also be used for cash and personal cheques.

Please use a reference when paying directly into the RAFA account by any method.  Your name followed by the event title will help us check bank receipts.  For example, “Smith – Birds”.


With best regards,

Ruth Aldridge                                               

Social Events Co-Ordinator.

Contact details: Landline - 01453 836439 and mobile 07810428073. Email: