Ripon groups offer warm spaces as winter approaches
Nov 22, 2022
Allhallowgate Methodist Church
Visitors will receive a warm welcome at Allhallowgate Methodist and other city churches this winter

With fuel bills soaring, a guide to more than 40 activities that people can join in to keep warm this winter has been produced by the Ripon Cathedral Community Connections group (C3).

The guide titled Find a Warm Welcome in Ripon, features the activities and facilities that churches, including the cathedral, charities, community groups, the library and other organisations across the city are providing, as people of all ages face a cost-of-living crisis caused by rising gas, electricity and heating oil prices.

Anne-Marie Tarter, of C3, told the Stray Ferret:

“The response from the community to production of the guide has been magnificent – for example, the Ripon churches told me what they were already doing and then added in whole new sessions specifically designed for people wanting a warm place to go this winter.”

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is providing a wide range of activities to help people keep warm

She added:

“Before long I had an amazing list of ideas for people looking for a warm place in Ripon and these have been included in a 4-page booklet.”

The activities cover people of all ages from families with babies and toddlers to the elderly and include free play sessions, free breakfasts and lunches, opportunities to become involved with sewing, knitting and other craft groups and indoor bowling.

Full details can be found by clicking here.

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