St Bede’s Drop-in Centre
Helping those in need
St. Bede’s provides a Breakfast and Social Program for ALL members of the local community, this includes residents from Supported Residential Facilities, people living on the streets, in their car and anyone else who walks through our doors.
The Drop-in Centre operates Tuesday mornings from 8.30am – 10.30am and provides a healthy Breakfast. But this is not all it is about. It is about providing a place where people can meet, socialize and create a safe environment within a community that can, at times, be dismissive and cold causing isolation to those most vulnerable. It is supported by volunteers from the parish, local area and several who come from further afield.
On a lovely sunny afternoon on the 15th March 2020, the ”Barber of St. Bede’s”, Stephen David’s memory was celebrated with tributes and fine fare at St. Bede’s Hall. In his memory, Stephen’s sister, Trish, donated an outdoor table setting [seen in our photo below], made from 25,000 recycled plastic bags (very environmentally friendly!). Stephen will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, caring, friendship, and steadfast service to St. Bede’s Community. The furniture and attendees were all blessed by Rev. Ruth with holy water and rosemary. Thank you to all who helped to prepare this special dedication service.
[From “Bede’s Bulletin”, thanks to Jennette Hand].
Diary Dates 2021
[Please refer to our What’s On page for details of activities.]
Art and Craft morning
Sunday Markets (in Parish Hall)
“St. Bede’s Day Out”
(Visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral).