Pete’s Place was established in the Summer of 2018 as a simple drop-in session at St John’s Bowling Hub, East Bowling on Wednesdays from 11am – 1pm. We provide a safe and warm place to relax, meet other local people, have tea and toast, read the papers and have a warm homecooked meal. This outreach saw significant growth in 2019 from 6-8 people weekly to 15-20. Our sessions are informal and involve partnering with several local care providers which we signpost to (including foodbank, health, housing, employment, education etc.). We also offer emergency food and clothing parcels when required. We have seen a significant increase in the number of asylum seekers (particularly from Iran) who have made contact through Pete’s Place. We have established a weekly bible study during the sessions, and we have seen plenty of encouraging fruit recently; several commitments of faith made followed by baptisms.
Please pray for:
– Continued contact with local vulnerable and isolated people through Pete’s Place
– Strengthening of faith within those who have recently become believers
– Protection and equipping of our volunteer team plus more people to help!
– Increased vision and strategy to help us meet the needs of those we serve.
Contact: Dave Brickman
Address: St John’s Bowling Church Hub, East Bowling BD4
Phone Number: 01274729293