Posted by: Barrie Meloy
Wed 15th November 2023
An Alfreton church is, once again, opening its doors to offer residents a ‘warm welcome space’ this Winter.
Christ the King Church, which is situated in Nottingham Road, will be re-opening its Warm Welcome Space initiative on Friday (November 17).
The community sessions will offer visitors free refreshments and a free lunch, as well as a host of activities to enjoy.
They will be taking place between 10am and 3pm every Friday throughout the winter months.
A spokesman for the kind-hearted initiative said: “Great news. The Warm Welcome Space at Christ the King Parish Centre is re-opening on Friday, November 17.
“Every Friday, over the winter months, our Parish Centre will be a warm, welcoming space where people from our local community can come for a few hours to keep warm, save on their fuel bills, and enjoy a friendly, social atmosphere.”
They continued: “There will be free refreshments available throughout the day as well as a free lunch.
“There will be a range of activities people can join in, such as creative activities and working together, or alone, on jigsaws.
“There will also be books, games, television and free wi-fi available. Accessible toilets on site.”
The Warm Welcome Space sessions at Christ the King Church have been supported by Alfreton Town Council.
A spokesman for the council said: “At the October meeting, the town council was pleased to make a grant award of £1,575 to Christ the King Church.
“The grant will be used to support this year’s ‘Warmer Welcome’ project where one day a week the Parish Centre will provide a safe space for members of the local community to keep warm, socialise and participate in a range of activities. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.”
Leader of the council, councillor Mary Kerry, said “We understand the impact that the cost of living crisis has had for many people in our community. These sessions offer much needed support both physically, socially, financially and mentally.”
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