Nurturing the Soul of Semaphore

Outreach is an important part of the life of St. Bede's. This happens in a number of ways.

On several days during the week, a drop in centre runs in the hall.
This provides a social outlet and support for many people, most of whom struggle with mental health issues. 

Fred's Van operates with the help of  many volunteers from a wide cross-section of the community. It provides meals each Sunday evening from St. Bede's Hall for those in need.

Bede's Bazaar op-shop operates in the Main Street.
It not only is a source of lovely clothing for those who might not otherwise be able to buy it, but has proved to be a great source of support for many local people.
It is staffed by a wonderful group of volunteers, and co-ordinated by Brenda Beer and and Jasmine Jenson.

The Community Garden has also proved to be a great way of people in the local community getting to know each other, as many people come together to work in the garden.  Many of the people who use the drop-in centre have also found the garden beneficial.



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