Todmorden is a small Pennine town with a population of about 15,500 within the borough boundary which covers a wide area. The Lancashire/Yorkshire boundary once ran through the centre of the town but we are now wholly in Yorkshire but with a cricket team in the Lancashire League and a Lancashire post code. St Mary’s (C of E) is in the Diocese of Leeds and St Joseph’s (RC) is in the Diocese of Salford!
Good Friday 2018
Todmorden is a small Pennine town with a population of about 15,500 within the borough boundary whic covers a wide area. The Lancashire/Yorkshire boundary once ran through the centre of the town but we are now wholly in Yorkshire but with a cricket team in the Lancashire League and a Lancashire post code. St Mary’s (C of E) is in the Diocese of Leeds and St Joseph’s (RC) is in the Diocese of Salford!
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN TODMORDEN
Healthy MindsThe Calderdale charity known as Healthy Minds (HM) has operated a drop-in at Roomfield for some time, offering support to people experiencing difficulties with their mental health. It has recently been a weekly event. The rooms were rented from the church, and two HM workers and two HM volunteers were in attendance.In early July, HM informed the church that the grant funding which supported this activity is no longer available, so the workers would become redundant and the drop-in come to end. Our Minister Stuart Jenkins visited some of the sessions, and was aware that those attending were dismayed that it may be discontinued.Thechurchhasdecidedtofacilitateitscontinuationby offeringtheroomsfreeofcharge. Afterdiscussionwith HM,ithasbeenagreedthatthetwoHMvolunteers willcontinue,HMwillbaseaone-to-oneworkeratthe churchduringthesessions,andtherewillbeatleast one Roomfield volunteer for each session.Thisdrop-inisnotalunchclub,althoughlunchhas beenprovidedforrecentsessions.Discussionsare ongoing about continuing with this.Thedrop-inistemporarilysuspendedwhilstthenew arrangementsarefinalisedandtrainingtakesplace.It islikelytorecommenceonthe19thofOctober,andas beforeoperateeveryweekonWednesday,from1pmto 3pm.Warm SpaceThechurchhasalsodecidedtoopenthebuildingasa WarmSpaceeveryMondayafternoon,from2pmto 5pm.AtleasttwoRoomfieldvolunteerswillbein attendance,andwillprovidetea,coffee,juice,biscuits etc.Therewillbenostructuredactivities,butchildren’s toysareavailableandsomeadultgamesmayalsobe provided.Wehopethattheeventwilldevelopto accommodatethewishesofthepeoplewhoattend,but theopportunitytokeepwarmandperhapstosocialise with others in the same situation is the main aim.Thestartdatemaybe3rdOctober,butthisisstilltobe confirmed.Thewarmspacewillbepublicisedon social media.