The Big Lunch

Bring your community together in June for a communal meal, and help celebrate our 50th birthday!


Following the success of the Commonwealth Big Lunches in our churches last year, we’re thrilled to be partnering again with Eden Communities to help build more resilient and better connected communities in our 50th year!

Since 2009, Eden Communities have been working to connect people and encourage a community get-together: the Big Lunch. It has gone from strength to strength, with 9.3 million people taking part last year at over 90,000 events.

The Churches Conservation Trust is privileged to work with a large and diverse network of volunteers nationwide who celebrate our shared heritage and make great things happen in their communities; the Big Lunch is a fantastic opportunity to do just that, by bringing communities together to make connections, swap stories and eat some delicious food!

The Big Lunch will be the first weekend in June: 1-2 June 2019. Your CCT church is the perfect venue to bring your community together on this weekend, along with millions of others across the country.

Organising a Big Lunch is simple, and can be however works best for your community, big or small. Here is a handy list on what to consider when putting on a Big Lunch. You can also order a Big Lunch 2019 pack now.

For any queries or support, get in touch with your local Volunteering Officer.