What’s on offer in the community – Christmas 2019



The Salvation Army 

Are doing Christmas dinner in Tiverton on Christmas Day. Clients could either offer to help out or eat a meal.


The Dairy shop

Will be welcoming people of any age to come and join them for a free coffee, mince pie and company.

12:30 – 2:30 5 Church St, Sidmouth


The Salvation Army

Friars Gate,


EX2 4AZ 

The SA provides a community meal for the marginalised every Sunday between 1 and 2 and every Saturday between 6 and 7, except the second Saturday of the month. 

On Christmas day we provide a meal for the elderly in our community. 

Together Exeter

Open Café. Friday 27th December 2019 Magdalene House is open and EVERYONE is welcome to join us for hot drinks, food, company and games in the recovery café.

St Petrock’s

10 Cathedral Yard



The core drop-in services (housing & welfare advice, rough sleeper survival services, cooked breakfasts & lunches, showers & laundry etc) will be open as usual throughout the Christmas period (8am – 1pm Mon, Tues, Thurs Fri and 8am – 12noon Weds) bar the later opening time of 9am on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  

They will be providing a special festive lunch, wrapped gifts and games at on Christmas Day.  

The centre will also be closed on New Year’s Day.  

All of these services are free and operate on a drop-in basis, but are open only to people who are homeless due to limited space.

Details of St Petrock’s opening times can be found here http://stpetrocks.org.uk/st-petrocks-christmas-opening-hours-2019/)

St Petrock has also put together a very useful list of places to get some food during the Christmas period http://stpetrocks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Free-Food-Guide-Christmas-2019.2.pdf (also included in the folder)


NA New Year’s Eve event. Meeting, karaoke and dance. 6:30 until 1am.

£5 waged, £3 unwaged. Food included in the price.

St Mags Church Hall, Union Street, Torquay



Gillingham Community Meal

Central Gillingham.  Free lunch and visit from Father Christmas

If you are interested in attending, email Gillinghamchrismasmeal@gmail.com for more information.


Hope for Food Soup Kitchen

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays from 6.30pm – 7.30pm

1 Albert Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1BZ


Hope for Food Soup Kitchen

Saturdays, 5.45pm – 7pm 

St Alban’s Church, Linwood Road, Charminster


The Lantern

Are doing the SAFE SLEEP. We arrive at our first location which is at St Mary’s Church, Weymouth

Soul Food

The Prayerhouse, Newstead Rd (opposite ASDA), DT4 8JE Weymouth, Dorset

Phone: 01305 777673 

Team members are happy to offer a warm welcome and friendly ear to anyone who simply needs someone to talk to during opening hours:

Monday, 7pm till 9pm, hot food and drinks.

Wednesday 7pm till 9pm, hot food and drinks.

Thursday 10am till 12am, hot food and drinks, clothing, healthcare services, benefits advice.

Friday 9.30am till 11.30am, hot food and drinks, benefits advice.


https://www.higna.org.uk/ online meetings free to join via the Blue Jeans app (https://www.bluejeans.com/mobile)and holding their second Christmas marathon meeting. 

https://ukna.org/ online meetings via Skype, GoToMeeting service (https://www.gotomeet.me/ukna) or over the phone. Available anytime, anywhere. See attached pdf for more details.

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