Tendring Methodist Circuit, Reaching out to the Clacton Community
Trinity Church Clacton recognised the need in the community when vulnerable and homeless people started entering when the church was open, seeking warmth, food and drink. Then when the local Grub Club, affiliated to FoodCycle, asked to use premises, the Church responded to these needs. Seeing the increasing social need the Circuit appointed a Deacon to help with this work and also serve young families in a needy area. The Deacon has developed the work to include Tea and Toast and counselling, along with spiritual guidance. During the five years finishing in August 2018 we have employed this Deacon entirely from our own funds to enable us to develop the work and premises to serve the needs of among others the homeless and vulnerable. The grant will fund a Mission manager to run the day Centre and co-ordinate the work among the various agencies, and to foster relationships with other organisations using the church space.
Tendring Methodist Circuit
Grant awarded: £50,000