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Catshill Connect

Published: 13th July 2022

People at Catshill ConnectEvery second and fourth Tuesday in the month, a group comes together at Christ Church in Catshill, just outside of Bromsgrove to share a cup of tea and a chat together from 2 – 3.30pm.

A group of four people from the church have established the group, advertising it through the church and distributing leaflets in the local area. ALM Nan Adie said: “We were aware that there were quite a few people who hadn’t come back to church following the pandemic and wanted to set up a group which would enable people to connect together. We have been meeting since March and it definitely seems to be meeting a need, bringing together people who are feeling lonely and isolated.”Pouring tea at Catshill connect

Around 10 – 12 people usually come along to enjoy a cup of tea, a biscuit and a chat with different people each week. Around half are church members and others are from the local community.

Vicky Lawton is also on the organising team. She said: “It is a way for us to reach out to the wider community and it’s nice for people to have somewhere to go. There are always lots of different conversations happening – last week we even had a sing song together!”

Chatting together at CatshillMaureen is a member of Christ Church and comes along to Catshill Connect when she can. She said: “The pandemic was hard, particularly not being able to meet in church. The people here are wonderful and it’s good to meet together – we’re always laughing!”

Chris lives locally and comes to meet with friends and neighbours. He said: “It’s a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so on a Tuesday. It’s a chance to chat about old times and to catch up with the news.”

Some of the ladies are also part of a crafters group in the church which has been meeting for 30 years! They make items which are then sold at local fetes to raise money for the church.

Page last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022 2:42 PM

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