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Places of Welcome Opening Times between Christmas and New Year

LICHFIELD

Be Friends, Beacon Church, Burntwood (Tuesdays)– closed Christmas and New Years Days

Curborough Community Centre (Tuesdays) – open New Years Day 1st Jan 2019

Handsacre Methodist Church (Fridays) – open Friday 21st December, closed 28th December, reopens 4th January 2019

Martin Heath Hall, Lichfield (Mondays) – closed Christmas Eve, open New Years Eve

St Annes, Chasetown (Thursdays)  – will be open Thursday 27th December and Thursday 3rd January 2019

Nativity On The Move - a community festive celebration in Chadsmoor

See the attached poster for details of a community festive celebration event in Chadsmoor - Nativity On The Move - a joint celebration hosted by Bethany Church, Chadsmoor Methodist Church and St Chad's Church and supported by local community groups and individuals. It takes place on Friday 21st December between 6pm and 7:30pm.

It would be great to see as many people as possible along to the event, there will be refreshments at the end and spectacle along the way including fantastic oratory and a donkey on wheels!

Places of Welcome

Join our campaign for a Places of Welcome coordinator for Staffordshire and Stoke, so that there are recognised places in every neighbourhood where people can freely connect, contribute and belong.

We already have 1/3 of the funds required and a selection of imaginative rewards to support our crowdfunding.

To learn more, watch the video, and support us visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/places-of-welcome. And please encourage others to do so also.

 

Church Times - Green Church Awards

The Church Times, the world's leading Anglican weekly newspaper, has launched the new Green Church Awards to celebrate the efforts by individuals and congregations in recent years to offset the damage being done to the earth, and to set good examples before others who might be inspired to follow suit.

There are five awards in total, four to celebrate innovative work already ongoing or completed, and one designed to support exciting projects still in the planning phase.

Churches can enter one or more of the five categories, though a separate entry form is needed for each.

House of Bread Launches New Prospectus

House of Bread (HoB) is a local Christian charity founded in 2010. It started by offering a meal and company once a week, aiming to provide community for those who are homeless or vulnerable. The work has grown in both the number of friends attending and in the number of access points offered each week, but it has also highlighted the difficulty many vulnerable people face in accessing secure housing, work, healthcare and other social support. House of Bread aims to bridge this gap, and support vulnerable people in accessing the help they need.