Woodbridge Welcomes Ukraine

Christians around the world are praying for the situation in Ukraine and many people in the Woodbridge area have signed up to host or support Ukrainian guests. Churches Together in the Woodbridge Area, with Woodbridge Town Council, have put together a questionnaire so that hopefully, in time, more people will offer their time and talents.

Please click on the link for the Questionnaire. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_EenYrqE8EqH4a9UoKrLGBqcIp5PWp1Co51EJ6iOsMpUMExVQjJBN0pLSldMMEIxQklaODBKOTVMTi4u&fbclid=IwAR0OMH9jTaOfLNalJl2Oi35r29ltebdsUoQqj3zzYh9zfMGTTk9LPjol-Po

Food Bank

Each week the Woodbridge Food Bank may be found at the Salvation Army Hall in New Street, Woodbridge. Anyone in need of support in the way of a food parcel or warm clothing is welcome to call in between 9.30am and 1.30pm on a Thursday. Just turn up or phone Major Alan Hill on 01394 389591. Food parcels can be delivered to anyone unable to come in person. Email: alan.hill@salvationarmy.org.uk

The hall is open for donations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. 

 

 

Have you noticed someone sleeping rough? 

As the weather becomes colder anyone sleeping rough is more vulnerable.
here are some useful tips: 

Practical help for rough sleepers 

1. You can record a sighting of a rough sleeper on Streetlink, www.streetlink.org.co.uk, connecting rough sleepers to local services. Bear in mind a few rough sleepers may refuse help of this kind in favour of independence. 
2. Outreach workers in East Suffolk - this are paid professionals whose job it is to assist these people. They can be reached on 01394 383789 during office hours or 01502 52132 after hours. 
3. Anyone concerned about the welfare of people should contact the Council, either by calling 0333 016 2000 or emailing housing.needs@eastsuffolk.gov.uk. On Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, an out of hours contact number is available: 0800 4402516.
4. Woodbridge Salvation Army offer the use of a shower and collection of food parcels. 
Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm, Thursday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Useful tips

  • Should we give money to people who are begging? We are advised not to do so because people who beg tend to use that money to fund substance abuse. 
  • Should we offer food and drink? There are potential dangers to health if they stockpile warm food, so it is advisable to offer safer foods e.g. – a cheese sandwich and a hot drink. 
  • Should we offer clothing or bedding e.g. duvets? These might become cash converters which could fuel substance abuse.

Details from Churches Together leaflet and East Suffolk Council website 2020

 

 

 

 

Good Friday Passion Play

In 2007, 2011 and 2015 we worked together to perform The Woodbridge Passion in Elmhurst Park on Good Friday. These were attended by many people from the town and we have photos here - Passion 2015Passion 2011 :  Passion 2007