Car Park Carols : 20 Dec, Liskeard DRIVE-IN

Car Park Carols, Liskeard: A drive-in carol service organised by 5 churches, to bring the community together and celebrate Christmas!

A group of 5 churches (Cleerway Community Church, Light & Life Church Liskeard, Greenbank Community Church, Grace Community Church & St Martin’s Church, Liskeard) are organising Car Park Carols, in Morrisons car park, Liskeard, on Sunday 20th December, at 7pm! So how does it work? Well, first you need to book your ticket, as we’ve had so much interest already. There are two types of ticket: ‘drive-in’ and ‘walk-in’. This is because we have a limited number of car spaces and pedestrian spaces available. Note: both pedestrians and drivers will need to stay in their allocated spaces at all times. We will then enjoy a carol service, led by musicians from the different churches, and enjoy a special time of coming together in a way that has been so difficult over the last year. We’re praying for a beautiful night, to sing together and remember the reason for the season!

NB this event is now sold out: check here for returns.

You can support the Car Park Carols event, at: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/car-park-carols-liskeard

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St Martin’s Online Carol Service : Recording ONLINE

Our wonderful choir will be doing their carol service totally online, on Facebook and Youtube. There won’t be a congregation with them in the building, but please do enjoy the service from the comfort of your own home. It will be live at 3pm on Sunday, and for those who can’t tune in live, they can catch up on Facebook or Youtube afterwards.

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Looe: The Haven Youth Project

The Rusty Bucket was established in 2008 to serve the fishing village of Looe, South East Cornwall. We have a special interest in supporting the vulnerable and marginalised adult population – quietly moving people from the streets into accommodation, into work and supporting those battling areas of addiction – all at a local level. The impact of Covid-19 is evident in all aspects of our community. We have been privileged to play a small part in offering crisis funding to those who have been hit hard – paying phone bills, utilities to provision of baby care items and much more.

However, there is one part of our community who do not have a loud voice – Youth. We are presently in the process of establishing a dedicated space within the town offering learning, leisure and mentoring opportunities. Its working title is The Haven.

Joint Press Release Rusty Bucket – Looe Development Trust – Looe Harbour Commissioners 26.02.2020

For some years now the Youth of Looe have been well served by Looe Development Trust’s Millpool Centre based “Looe Youth Project”. In December 2019, their youth leader stood down and urgent efforts made for a timely replacement. During this fallow period an opportunity to explore the possibility of a permanent (dedicated) youth space was undertaken by local community charity, The Rusty Bucket. After much positive dialogue with Looe Harbour Commissioners, an unused first floor unit was identified and will be made available for suitable conversion in the near future.The re-location has the support of Looe Development Trust’s Chair, Justin Spreckley “We have very much enjoyed creating and hosting the Looe Youth Project, but welcome this new future and all the advantages of a dedicated youth premises, we wish the youth and Rusty Bucket every continued success”.

Looe Harbour Commission’s Chief Executive, Tina Hicks, was also pleased to confirm their support for the project, (working title The Haven). “We were very impressed with the commitment of Barney Barron (RB Youth Leader) and Paul Penhaligan (Rusty Bucket Chair) – The Harbour Commissioners are 100% behind their vision for Looe youth and believe it could grow into a genuine town asset.”

Barney Barron, on behalf of the Rusty Bucket, advised “The work now begins. We are presently building a team of volunteers – from painters to youth night assistants – and looking also at everything from wifi to toilets and much more in between!”

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity or would appreciate personalised updates please email thehaven@therustybucket.co.uk or text/phone 07896515334. Regular updates and announcements will be made across the network of Looe Facebook pages.  

STOP PRESS 13.11.2020
Today we received confirmation of a grant from Cornwall Community Foundation equivalent to 571 hours of paid youth leadership during 2021.
We are excited to have been recognised as having a pivital role in the town’s youth work, especially in a post-covid environment.
We are also very grateful for the generosity of the CCF funders.

The Haven (our current working title) has its own Facebook page with regular updates on our progress towards an opening date (Covid-19: Planned opening date postponed till later in the year).

If you would like more information on our forthcoming youth work, feel free to email us

Address
Chy Kemeneth, Shutta, East Looe, PL13 1LS
Opening hours
Planned opening date postponed due to Covid-19
URL 1
https://www.therustybucket.co.uk/youth.htm
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/The-Haven-107531567517969/
Social media
  • Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+447896515334
Email
thehaven@therustybucket.co.uk

Saltash Foodbank

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Saltash foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. Saltash Foodbank also have a website where they regularly post updates including a list of their urgently needed items: www.saltash.foodbank.org.uk

Are you a family struggling financially and finding feeding yourself and your children difficult at the moment? Do you have job insecurity and struggling to pay your bills? Have you had bills come out of the blue, making you choose between food or fuel? Then contact us on 0800 328 2124 and see how we can help you.
Further help can be obtained from your housing welfare officer, health visitor, schools, Citizens Advice, Job Centre, Mental health support workers and many others.
We currently provide a delivery only service and cannot see people at our centre.  If you need help from the foodbank the quickest way to reach us is by freephone 0800 328 2124.
Donations: Please call freephone 0800 328 2124 if you wish to make a food donation and cannot take it to one of the locations below.
Local supermarket donation points:
• Waitrose, Tamar View, Saltash, PL12 6LD
• Co-op Food, 51-59 Fore St, Saltash PL12 6AL
• Tesco Superstore, Transit Way, Plymouth PL5 3TW
• Lidl, Gilston Rd, Saltash PL12 6TW
Financial Donations: Monetary donations can be made at: www.saltash.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money
Address
Lower Ground Floor, 18 Belle Vue Road, Saltash, PL12 6ES
Opening hours
Deliveries are made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Saltash Foodbank are now operating a DELIVERY ONLY service.
URL 1
https://saltash.foodbank.org.uk/
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/Saltash-Foodbank-116182259934721
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+448003282124
Email
info@saltash.foodbank.org.uk

Address
Lower Ground Floor, 18 Belle Vue Road, Saltash, PL12 6ES
Opening hours
Deliveries are made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Saltash Foodbank are now operating a DELIVERY ONLY service.
URL 1
https://saltash.foodbank.org.uk/
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/Saltash-Foodbank-116182259934721
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+448003282124
Email
info@saltash.foodbank.org.uk

Quiet Days at Sclerder Abbey : 4, 28 Nov, 9 Dec, Looe

A day-long guided retreat, including spiritual imput, personal prayer and common prayer, accompaniment available if required.

Faith, Hope and Love

Quiet Days

at Sclerder Abbey 10am-4pm

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Saturday 28th November 2020

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Please come if you can and feel free to invite others who may be interested. Also please note the requirement to register with us in advance for each Quiet Day because of the current Covid-safety regulations.

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Liskeard and Looe Foodbank

During the present crisis the foodbank is operating a ‘Delivery Only’ model where those referred to us will have emergency food aid dropped on their doorstep in the Liskeard, Looe, Torpoint & Rame areas. It is important to ensure that people in the community who have no money to buy food for their families are pointed to agencies that provide help and advice to help them through this tough time. Most agencies we work with are no longer able to provide face to face meetings, however, many are still contactable by phone or email. If you are unsure who to contact, we can provide signposting advice on: 07512 011452 (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00). Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

The Foodbank will be open for food donations ONLY.

During this current crisis the Foodbank will be delivering all food parcels to the homes of those referred to us. Please contact the agency best placed to help with your crisis and they will either issue an E-voucher code or will contact us for you.

We’re encouraging donors to use the Supermarket donation points (below) plus some of our local corner/villageshops have donation points or donations can go to the Foodbank Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 -12.30 which will be open for food donations ONLY–Unit 1, Barras Place, Liskeard, PL14 6AX.

Local supermarket donation points:

  • Liskeard Co-op Barras Street, Liskeard, PL14 6AD
  • Looe Co-op Fore Street, Looe, PL13 1AD
  • Torpoint Co-op• Sainsburys, Antony Road, Torpoint PL11 2JW
  • Morrisons, Horningtops, Plymouth Road, Liskeard PL14 3PR

Other info: The main contact number 07512 011452 is staffed Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 for all  or please email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com.

Financial donations: You can donate directly to support the work of Liskeard and Looe Foodbank on https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

Address
Unit 1, Barras Place, Liskeard, PL14 6AX
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 -12.30 for food donations ONLY
URL 1
http://www.facebook.com/Liskeard-Looe-Foodbank-457428347704826
URL 2
https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+447512011452
Email
liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Liskeard: CAP Liskeard & Looe Debt Centre

‘For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine’
Isaiah 9:2, NLT
Several Liskeard & Looe churches are working in partnership and have launched a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre. Their work serves the PL13 & PL14 post code areas of Cornwall – that is Liskeard, Looe and the surrounding areas. St Martin’s PCC (Liskeard), the South East Cornwall Methodist Circuit, Greenbank Community Church (Liskeard) and Light & Life Free Methodist Church (Liskeard) & Grace Community Church (Morval) all support this vital work.
CAP is a much-needed Christian mission designed to help those in poverty who are trapped with debt that they cannot afford to repay, whilst spreading the good news.
How it works
1. People seeking help call the bookings team at CAP on 01274 761911
2. An appointment will be made for the local debt centre manager to visit the client in their home. A befriender attends with the centre manager.
3. After the service has been explained, details about income and expenditure are gathered and then a recommended route out of debt will be discussed and agreed.
4. If the client wishes to continue, CAP will support the client every step of the way.
5. Once the client has agreed to work with CAP, they no longer have to talk with any of their creditors – the burden is lifted almost immediately.
CAP helps anyone, regardless of their beliefs or life choices.
How you can help
In a typical CAP working week, someone becomes debt free every 45 minutes; someone chooses to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ every 2 hours. Wouldn’t you want to be part of that?
You can support your local CAP debt centre by:
Becoming part of the support team
Contact us to find out how you can be involved. There are many roles including befriending, helping with shopping, organising events, offering blessings, etc. You can be involved as little or as much as you like.
Becoming a Life Changer
We need money in order to provide this free service. Wages, expenses, resources, training, postage, phone calls, printing and blessings cost money. Despite volunteer support and grant funding from the partner churches, we still need to find enough money to continue this valuable mission. If you could commit to regular financial giving, you would be actively and profoundly changing the lives of the poor. Contact us to find out more.
Praying for our service and our clients
We would love you to stand with us and pray for our clients and our ministry. Contact our local CAP centre to be added to the regular prayer newsletter to receive specific prayer requests by email. Prayer works!
Promoting our service
Please tell anyone who can benefit from CAP’s help to call 01274 761911 or visit www.capuk.org for more information.
URL
https://capuk.org/
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+441274761911

Cafe Abundance – Real Junk Food Project Torpoint & Rame

Worldwide, a third of all food produced is wasted. Here in the UK, we are a major contributor with supermarkets daily binning thousands of tonnes of food that is still fit for human consumption.

We expect to see shelves bursting with food, all with a long sell-by date, with no blemishes or damaged packaging but only a fraction of what we see is actually consumed as intended. This is massive waste of the investment of CO2 used to get it there in the first place.

The rest is destined – packaging and all – for landfill. Meanwhile in the UK, food poverty is on the rise. This should not be happening!

We use this ‘waste food’ from just three local Coops, a local grocer and a local bakery to feed around one hundred people a week.

Normally, we operate our pop-up cafés in four different locations each month.

1st Friday:
St. Martin’s Church Centre, Liskeard

2nd Friday:

Millbrook Methodist Hall, Millbrook

3rd Thursday:

St. James’ Church Hall, Torpoint

4th Friday:

Maker-with-Rame Community Hall, Kingsand

During lockdown, the cafes are replaced by delivery services in the same areas. Check https://www.facebook.com/cafeabundance.uk/ for times and dates, and https://www.cafeabundance.co.uk/get-involved for how to volunteer for the project.

Address
Cafe Abundance, Unit 5, Millbrook Works, Millbrook, Torpoint, PL10 1AA
Opening hours
varies
Disabled access
varies
URL
https://www.cafeabundance.co.uk
Social media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cafeabundance.uk/
Email
cafeabundancecic@gmail.com
Who may use the service?
Everyone welcome

Callington Foodbank

Callington foodbank  provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.  They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

The foodbank works using a voucher referral system. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact via the website or contact details below. If you have received a voucher and cannot get there, please ring 389576 and they will deliver the foodboxes to your home.

They can receive donations when the foodbank is open, at the local donation point that is still open; Tesco, Tavistock Road, Callington, PL17 7RD. Financial donations can be made online at: http://www.callington.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donatemoney

Address
1 Launceston Road (in the Mustard Seed church car park), Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7BS
Opening hours
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm-4pm, clients are being served pre-packed parcels at the door
Disabled access
Yes (ramp at Mustard Seed church)
URL
http://callington.foodbank.org.uk
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+447931011459
Email
callingtonfoodbank@gmail.com
Who may use the service?
Voucher holders

Looe : Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed

Supporting those with concerns around anxiety and low self-esteem.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is a community based initiative in partnership with local counseller,
Jenny White,  the CEO of Strong Heart Awakening
A small group,  of around a dozen or so, focusing over a lunchtime coffee (tea) and sandwiches on the positive elements of “life” .
Supporting those with concerns around anxiety and low self-esteem.
If you would like to know more and/or believe that you would benefit from joining such a  group call us on either 07896515334  or 01503802171.

The Rusty Bucket (Reg. Charity 1123819)

Chy Kemeneth

Shutta, East Looe

PL13 1LS

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