The Diocese of Bristol has just released a short resource to help churches to host warm spaces through the coming winter.
The approaching cost of living crisis means that this Autumn many more people will experience fuel poverty. It is highly likely that vulnerable people may find themselves unable to heat their homes, access hot water or even boil a kettle. Councils across the country are looking to provide people with ‘warm spaces’ - places during the week where they can come for warmth and company. Churches are ideal places for people to come and find warmth, hot drinks, etc. as part of serving the community.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to express our diocesan value of generosity and to make new connections with people who don’t yet know much about the church and our faith.
You can access the resource directly here.
Alternatively, you can access the resource on our 'How To' website page, under Parish life and ministry: https://www.bristol.anglican.org/howto/
Please find attached, further information and guidance regarding warm spaces.