One of the wonderful benefits of the Friendship Café is that we all make new friends, whether it is with the people who attend, their families/carers or with other volunteers. Over the last 3 years, we have gained lots of happy memories and of course, some sad ones too, as people have moved on or died, but we always look forward with hope.
Our sessions always start with prayer, when we dedicate our time to God and ask Him to work through us showing His love in the way we love and care for others. We are always looking at how we can support and enhance the lives of those with dementia in the café but also in our church. With this in mind, a small friendship bag has been made which contains various objects for both enjoyment and engagement for any person unable to settle in the church service, particularly aimed at those with dementia. There will be one situated upstairs and one downstairs. Look out for the blue bag with the red teapot! Please return everything to the bag when you have finished with it.