Place of Welcome
We have a weekly coffee morning for anyone living locally where you can chat, play games and find out more about local services. All refreshments are free of charge and we encourage people to come.
Ark oversee the running of a number of Stepping Stones projects, which offer meaningful activities for people with learning disabilities.
The projects include: preparation of food and serving to the general public at two cafes each week, creative arts, independent living skills and keep fit classes.
A number of Ark members attend, volunteer or are employed to serve in these projects.
In January 2016 we introduced a simple monthly meal which we invited friends and neighbours along to. Seven people who don't attend Ark came along and there were 25 in total. The Baked potatoes and chilli went down a treat, and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
The idea is to make the church a place people feel part of without demanding that they come to Sunday services. We believe that God's love will touch anyone who enters and that his Spirit will work in their lives.