After 16 months our Place of Welcome is back. In some ways it’s the same as before: same welcome, relaxed atmosphere and free refreshments; but some things are different: more distancing, outdoor seating (as well as indoor) and table service for refreshments.
Our Place of Welcome is open every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. So please drop in for a chat and a cuppa sometime. If you’d like to invite your friends there are flyers at the back or church or download one here, or, of course, just let people know via your social media.
When we reopened on 10th July we were joined by Carrie Blount, the local Places of Welcome Facilitator who took the photos and wrote this about her visit:
A great start to the weekend
‘The sun was shining on Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town for the reopening of their Place of Welcome on Saturday morning. The lovely weather meant that the Place of Welcome could spill outside into the grounds of the church. Tables and chairs were set up outside as well as inside and the choice was yours where to sit. People were chatting and catching up outside, while children were free to run around and volunteers took your order from the menu and served you at your table.
‘My husband and I really did receive a great welcome, people went out of their way to chat to us, and we felt it was a real treat for our tea and biscuits to be served to us! And, of course, this generous provision is completely free of charge and is for everyone, young and old – they even had activity bags to keep the little ones amused. Although we chatted outside for some time, we sat at table indoors and also had the pleasure of hearing some live music as the band rehearsed – it was a great start to the weekend!’