We’re opening up our space every weekday morning for anyone who wants a warm place to be without having to put the heating on at home. We’re part of a network of churches, charities and other public bodies that are trying to help people out this winter while energy bills remain high and unpredictable.
The offer is simple to start with – come along at any time between 9:30 and 12:00 – there’ll be plenty of refreshments, comfortable places to sit and friendly people to talk to. You’ll also be able to charge your devices and use our wifi.
On Fridays at lunchtime we always have our community bring-and-share lunch together, but from now on we’ll also be serving hot soup and rolls.
There’s no charge for being here, although we always welcome donations if you’ve anything to spare – but as ever we want you more than we want your money. For anyone who’s not been to our church before, we also want to reassure you that there’s no religious content to this – we won’t try to talk to you about God, assume that you have any faith or spiritual belief, or exclude you because you think differently from us – we’re just here to make life easier in these difficult times.
And if you’re seeing this and are too far away to come, you can find a map of other organisations doing something similar at the Warm Welcome website
Everyone is always welcome at any of our get togethers, you don’t need to be a member of our church or have any religious affiliation at all.
That also goes for our Facebook Group which is a great place to find out what’s happening and to share your own news.
We are still operating cautiously and responsibly with regard to COVID-19. If you have any of the known symptoms of COVID or have recently tested positive, please do not come to church. Those who are able to come into the building may need to wear a face-covering in more crowded areas and situations.
In a nutshell, these are the things we do together at the moment:
Sunflower Café – dementia-friendly coffee morning for anyone with memory problems and their carers
Mindful Music – dementia-friendly sing-a-long for anyone with memory problems and their carers
Book Club – we all read the same book each month and then get together to talk about it
Film Club – we watch a feature film together (and have choc ices and popcorn in the interval)
Friday Lunch With Friends – we bring food to share with each other at our weekly Community lunch. On the first Friday of the month, we make a cooked meal for our older friends and neighbours.
If you have any questions about these or would like help starting a different group, please get in touch.
Groups That Meet Here
12-Step Fellowship Groups
we are very pleased to host a wide range of support groups for people recovering from different forms of addiction. These links to national organisations should help you find out more about their work locally including any meetings on our premises.