UPDATE ON MATTHEW 25 MISSION DURING CARONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:
Our increasingly important work with M25M continues and we are delighted to report that they are still able to operate throughout this unsettling time of increasing need and requests for their help.
Christ Church itself is very much part of this – the North aisle and West end have been temporarily ‘reordered’ to ensure that demand can be met. The space can now be used as a safe area under cover, while guests, sufficiently distanced, wait to collect their takeaway meals.
Because of the need to adhere to these firm social distancing rules, whilst also needing to cater for greater numbers, this expansion of M25M into the church means that while the building is temporarily closed for public worship, it can nonetheless still be used to serve our local community!
35 'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Matthew 25: verses 35-36
Matthew 25 gets its name from the Bible and is a community-based charity that assists those in need, offering practical support and advice to all within our community regardless of race, religion or gender. Matthew 25 provides a listening ear and sympathetic pastoral care and guidance, as well as addressing practical issues such as the provision of food, clothing and furniture.