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Free wifi, tea and “warm welcome” offered to struggling islanders

Free wifi, tea and “warm welcome” offered to struggling islanders

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Free wifi, tea and “warm welcome” offered to struggling islanders

Wednesday 23 November 2022

A local church is responding to the cost of living crisis by offering islanders free wifi, tea, toast and, most importantly, a warm place to go.

On Monday, St. Helier Town Church opened as a ‘Warm Welcome Space’, joining a national initiative to help individuals who may need extra support to keep warm this winter.

Islanders are invited to "come and work" in the church during the day or use it to "rest and recharge".

"Free refreshments of tea, coffee and squash will be available throughout the day, and the prayer space is also available for those who want to take time out," the Town Church team said.

Between 15:00 and 18:00, free toast and fruit will also be available and a space will be provided for children to do homework or play after school.

Explaining the reasons behind joining the 'Warm Welcome Space' campaign, the Church said: "With the cost of living crisis affecting many in our island, we want to be a place of hope for those who are struggling – a free, warm and safe space for those who need it."

"We want to share God's love, through practical care and support, offering warmth and connection to those in our community."

The Church will be open from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Thursday, closing on Friday at the slightly earlier time of 17:30.

The only exception will be 15 December, when it will close at 17:00 in advance of the Carol Service at 18:00, to which all are invited.

Any island locations that want to register as a 'Warm Welcome Space' can do so here.


Do you know of any community groups or organisations aiming to help islanders through the cost of living crisis? Express would love to help spread the word. Email

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