Local Christian Community Initiatives

Places of Welcome

Every Thursday

1pm - 3pm

St James Church Hall

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St James Church is a Place of Welcome.

Places of Welcome is a growing network of hospitality run by local community groups who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it.

The primary aim of the Places of Welcome network is that “Every neighbourhood has places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute.”

Although every Place of Welcome is different, they all offer:

  • Friendship and hospitality
  • Regular opening at the same time each week
  • Free refreshments
  • Local knowledge about the neighbourhood

Everyone is welcome to come along on any Thursday between 1pm and 3pm for a brew and a chat.

Find out more by visiting the Places of Welcome website

Warrington Street Pastors

Street Pastors is a Christian organisation run by volunteers who are simply willing to care, listen and help. The volunteers normally operate between 10pm and 4am on Fridays and Saturday in town and city centres. John Britton, chairman of the trustees, said: "The aim of Street Pastors is not to preach and proselytise but to simply show the love of God in a Good Samaritan sort of way. Volunteers must be 18 or over, be committed to the Christian fellowship for more than a year and complete a DBS check. Volunteers will receive full training.

To find out more about becoming a Warrington Street Pastor email gregorstewart@icloud.com or phone 07813036289

Team Youth Club

A Youth Club run by West Warrington Team meets every Monday evening in term time from 7pm till 8;30pm @ The Oaks, Stocks Lane. All young people aged between 11 and 18 are welcome. Volunteers are also required to help in running the club. For more info contact Linda Murdoch 07594 356260

Forget Me Not Cafe

A new dementia friendly cafe has opened at

The Oaks, Stocks Lane, Penketh.

In collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society and Warrington Community Living, the cafe is for all who have memory issues due to dementia or similiar illness and their carers.

Every Tuesday 10am -12noon

Support, advice and activities available

Nominal charge of £1.50 per person, includes refreshments.