Membership events

Activities and events

Coronavirus limitations
Coffee mornings

Regular Events

During the Coronavirus pandemic, all member events have been suspended due to government restrictions. These include our twice weekly coffee mornings, bereavement groups, member days out and holidays, fundraising events and shopping days. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause to our members, as we are aware they can be a much needed life-line for some people, however we must do all we can to keep our members and colleagues safe, and to end these lockdowns as soon as possible. 


Coffee Mornings: 

We hold coffee mornings each week in our Quadrant department stores, with guest speakers attending most weeks. These might be from local voluntary groups, charities, local authorities and other community organisations.

Attendees must be members of Chelmsford Star Co-op, but they are able to join on the day. Members attending will receive £1 off any drink, and can purchase any extra 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 in Brambles Restaurant. Mondays in Chelmsford Quadrant, and Thursdays in Braintree Quadrant.


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. 


View some photos of our events & activities

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