Bradford Launched as a Place of Welcome

Places of Welcome launchBradford has launched its growing network of Places of Welcome at Bradford’s City Hall today supported by the Bishop of Bradford.

The work is being led locally by a partnership between Bradford Council and Wellsprings Together, a faith-based action group backed by the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.

Places launchPlaces of Welcome is a network of small community organisations, including faith communities, who offer an unconditional welcome to local people for at least a few hours a week.

The primary aim of the network is to create spaces where people can feel safe and belong – a scheme that started in Birmingham and is now developing throughout the country.

Bishop Toby Howarth said: “It can be difficult to join a group of strangers and the added barriers of entering a community of faith based buildings may prevent people accessing the support that could potentially reduce their loneliness.

Places launch“We recognise that every person who comes to a Place of Welcome will have their own individual talents, experiences and skills that they can share with others in their neighbourhoods.

“The idea is to create a great support network, led by volunteers, that will help people from whatever background they come from.”

All Places of Welcome around the District will share the same logos so they can be easily recognised. People will start to feel more confident in entering new places because they will know that welcome is guaranteed.

Among the Places of Welcome across Bradford so far are:

Bolton

Wednesdays 3pm to 4.30pm

St James Church,
Bolton Road,
Bolton,
Bradford
BD2 4LH

Clayton

Thursdays 10am to 12noon

The Community Centre
Tanton Walk
Clayton
Bradford
BD14 6HP

Frizinghall

Wednesdays 10.00am to 12.00pm

St Margaret’s Church,
Shipley Fields Road,
Frizinghall,
Bradford, BD18 2DH

Girlington

Tuesdays 10:00 to 12noon

St Philip’s Church,
Thorn Street,
Girlington,
Bradford
BD8 9QW

Manninghan

Mondays 1:00 to 3:00pm

St Paul’s Church
Church Street
Manningham
Bradford
BD8 7LS

Thorpe Edge

Mondays 1pm to 3pm

St John the Divine Church,
Idlethorpe Way,
Thorpe Edge,
Bradford,
BD10 9HX

Wibsey

Mondays 1.00 to 3pm, & Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm

St Paul’s Church,
St Paul’s Avenue,
Wibsey,
Bradford,
BD6 1ST

Wilsden

Open every Friday from 10.00 to 12.00.

St Matthew’s church., Main Street, Wilsden, BD15 0DZ.

 

Wrose

Wednesdays 12.30 to 3pm

St Cuthbert’s Church
Wrose Road
Bradford
BD2 1LN
http://www.stcuthbertwrose.church/

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