Food bank and Community

Stannington Foodbank

Stannington Foodbank provides food and welfare packages to local residents.  If you are in need of a support package please go along to Stanwood Methodist church at 12 noon on a Monday.  

If you are able please donate to the food bank.  Items currently needed and details of how to donate are provided below, and on their Facebook page.

We are open every Monday 12-1pm and are now operating 'cafe style' which means people can sit and chat enjoying a hot drink and biscuits while they wait for their food parcels to be made up for them. This encourages a community spirit and gives us a chance to chat and get to know our customers better. The numbers of people attending the FoodBank have increased slightly in recent months, we are currently supplying food to 20-30 households which means 40-45 people are receiving food from us.If you feel you are in need of a food parcel or know of anyone who needs help then please come to the Foodbank where you will receive a warm welcome. For any further information either speak to Alison Cook or one of the church wardens or speak to Viv Willox who is the Christ Church liaison for the Foodbank. 

Foodbank Donations

We continue to rely heavily on donations of non perishable and some perishable items form our local community and local businesses and we are very grateful for every donation received.

Cash donations can be left at Stannington Fruit and Veg shop.

Items can be left:

      in the box on the front garden at 18 Ashurst Place

      Or in the collection box at the Oldfield Road Co Op      Or in the collection box in the village Co Op      Or in the donation bin in Morrisons, or buy a pick up pack

Or bring your donation to Christ Church on Sundays between 8.30am and 12 noon or call/text 07768 293406 to arrange a time

Or to Stanwood Methodist church on Monday from 9.15am till 11.45 am

For up to date information about donation points please check the Foodbank Facebook page or the Christ Church Facebook page. 

If you would like to volunteer at the Foodbank please ask Viv Willox for more information or speak to Alison or the Churchwardens. Thank you everyone for your support. 

Local Groups

Network groups - These are being run by members of the church leadership team (PCC). They are able to keep you in contact with church, offer prayer and some practical support and give you an opportunity to pray and offer some practical help to others. If you would like to be part of one of these please contact us.

Below is a summary of our local groups and courses:

Course to help us grow in faith - We run courses that will help you to grow in your faith and provide valuable input into your life as well as putting on events with the aim of having fun together and blessing those in our local community.  Please contact us for more details.

Natter - Natter is a relaxed and friendly place for a chat in Stannington for over 60s, on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 at the Hall Park Head Community Centre.

Babytime - Informal group for new families to have a chat and relax, held on Tuesday mornings in church from 9:15-11:30 during term-time.

Men's breakfast - On the first Saturday of the month John rolls up his sleeves and puts on his apron to cook a fry up for men in the local area. The breakfast is followed by a speaker, covering a wide variety of topics throughout the year.