The Well

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We are a church outreach set up to work with the most disadvantaged in the borough of Gt Yarmouth since 2000. We are passionate about helping the Lost Lonely Broken & Forgotten to restore dignity hope and self worth.

We operate on

Mondays 10.30 – 2.00pm FoodBank 9.30 – 12

Thursdays 10.20 – 2.00pm FoodBank 9.30 – 12

Donations to Foodbank during Well hours or by arrangement.

Free hot meal friendship and support signposting to agencies

Gorleston Baptist Church NR31 6LY Liz Townson 07786952306

The Well is part of Gorleston Baptist’s ‘Drop in’ initiative; a place where our local community can receive support, compassion and a free meal. The Well aims to help and encourage the most hard to reach and disadvantaged members of our local area by being witnesses of God’s love and demonstrating this through acts of service and compassion. In this way church can be experienced by those who might not otherwise attend a traditional Sunday service. The Well is a place of refuge and friendship to those who have perhaps fallen on hard times or who are struggling through a variety of reasons to support themselves. Many are in want of practical help, encouragement and advice to signpost them in the right direction. Others might need someone simply willing to listen to any concerns they might have. The Well, therefore, is an opportunity not only to demonstrate our own human sympathy to those less fortunate but to reflect the merciful gift of Jesus’ compassion to the Glory of God. There are opportunities to share the gospel and to pray according to each individual’s needs and intercessory prayer in response to the ‘Prayer tree’ situated in the main hall. An allotment area has been cultivated at the back of the church which is tended by visitors of The Well, providing a source of dignity as well as self-sufficiency The Well is a thriving initiative to bring the community and church together whose vision is rooted in Isaiah 51:1, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come.” The Well offers a safe and welcoming environment, receiving on average sixty people every Monday and Thursday for a three course meal. Needless to say, much organisation and dedication is required behind the scenes and more volunteers are always appreciated! So if you feel able and have a heart for serving the less advantaged. There is a real sense of community and fellowship amongst volunteers and visitors alike, working alongside one another and culminating in a hot meal served. Sharing food is a great way to promote and partake in fellowship with one another as well as meeting the practical needs of daily sustenance. Alongside The Well, runs a local Food bank through the Great Yarmouth Food Bank scheme, in partnership with other local churches in and with the community. It remains an independent voluntary organisation which relies heavily on donations from the church, schools, individuals and local organisations such as Morrison’s who provide The Well with opportunities to promote and collect donations directly from shoppers. The Well seeks to help the most vulnerable in our local area which is considered amongst the lowest 10% for national levels of deprivation. Each parcel contains enough supplies to last up to a week and aims to meet the immediate and short term needs of those in crisis. Please pray that God’s unconditional love and grace can continue to be demonstrated through LOVE