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Warm Spaces

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Warm Spaces Charter

  • You'll get a warm welcome as well as Warm Space
  • Every time you come to a Warm Space you'll be given a warm welcome from the staff and volunteers there
  • Everyone is treated equally, with dignity and respect
  • Everyone has a right to be warm, so everyone in a Warm Space treats people, and is treated by people, with dignity and respect
  • Your Warm Space will be a safe space
  • Your Warm Space will stick to the safeguarding policies that it always uses, and it will stick to food hygiene rules too!
  • We'll not tell anyone about you needing a Warm Space
  • If you want to share the reasons you need a Warm Space, someone will listen, but they won't tell anyone else unless you give them permission, or they must because of their safeguarding policies
  • It doesn't matter why you need a Warm Space
  • Every Warm Space is a non-judgemental space; whatever the reason you have for needing to come in, you'll be treated the same and never judged

Find a place near you

Many of our churches have opened their doors to offer a Warm Space. Everyone is welcome to join us. You can find out more here:

  • Abbeydale Christchurch : 'A Warm Welcome in Wheatway' is available to anyone on a Monday morning, between 10.30am and 1.30pm. All are welcome; hot drinks, refreshments and an opportunity to socialise are offered. Please note this will be unavailable during the Christmas period
  • Amberley Holy Trinity : We welcome anyone to our new shop and café which is open between 7am and 4pm every day except Sunday when this is closed for the service
  • Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham : A warm welcome awaits you! We are very pleased to offer you a warm space every Wednesday from 10.30am to 3.30pm where you can get free hot drinks and snacks in a safe space. Free Wi-Fi, games, and newspapers available. All are welcome & no need to book. We look forward to seeing you soon. For more information contact Rachel Simpson on 01242 269803 or Email
  • Bishop's Cleeve Methodist Church : 'Meet Up Mondays' meet every Monday from 2 – 4pm. Come and meet friends, make friends and be friends. Coffee/tea and biscuits (and sometimes cake!) are served free of charge. 'Community Film Club' meets at 2pm on the 1st Thursday of the month for a modern film showing and with tea/coffee and cakes after. This is a community film club for anyone in the community. It doesn't matter if you always come to church or have never been in the building; come on in, we'd love to see you!
  • Christ Church Nailsworth : Come and join us on Mondays between 10am and 12 noon for light refreshments, crafts and a chat; Wednesdays between 10am and 1.30pm for a light lunch, crafts and a chat; and Fridays between 2 – 4pm for craft and refreshments. Wheelchair access, baby changing and a disabled toilet are available. Please note there is only on street parking
  • Christ Church Tetbury : We are proud to be part of the Tetbury 'Coming Together' initiative, providing a Warm Space for anyone at various locations in Tetbury. We are open on Mondays, 9 – 11am for the baby and toddlers group (cost is £3.50 for adult and child(ren)), on Wednesdays between 10.30am – 12noon for 'Coffee Pot' (donations) and on Fridays for the Toddlers Group (£2 per family)
  • Churchdown Methodist Church : A warm welcome is available every Wednesday between 10am – 12noon at either our fortnightly Meeting Point Cafe (first and third Wednesday) or Knit and Natter sessions (2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday). All are welcome to share free drinks, snacks and good company at every session.
  • Cinderford Methodist Church : A Warm Space and refreshments are offered every Friday between 10am and 12noon
  • Cirencester Ashcroft : We offer a warm welcome at three Warm Spaces. The church offers a hot drink with soup and bread on Tuesdays, 11.45am – 1.45pm, and on Fridays 11.30am – 1.45pm. Additionally Cirencester Signpost also offers a Warm Space at the church on Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm with food and drink
  • Dursley Methodist Church : Dursley church rooms are open from 11am – 2pm every Friday. There is tea and coffee available, soup and desserts – all available at minimal cost. We also have film afternoons on the 2nd Friday and Flapjack Friday on the 4th Friday of the month, both starting at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to join us.
  • Hucclecote Methodist Church : Come into the Welcome Café where you will find board games, hot drinks, toys, jigsaws and books for children and adults. Our café is donation funded and there is no charge for you to join us. The heating will be on, and a warm welcome awaits. We are open Mondays 5.30 – 8pm, Tuesdays 4.30 – 5.30pm, Wednesdays 10am – 12noon & 4.30 – 5.30pm, Thursdays 10am – 12 noon and every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 10am – 12noon. Unfortunately we are closed between Thursday 22nd December and Tuesday 4 January due to a shortage of volunteers
  • Lonsdale Road Methodist Church : From 9 January we will be open every Monday, between 10am and 4pm offering a warm space together with tea, coffee, a soup and roll lunch and toast when needed
  • Pillowell Methodist Church : Starting 21st November a Warm Space can be found at Pillowell every other Monday from 2 – 4pm
  • Quedgeley Methodist Church : Teacake Tuesday will run every Tuesday between 10am – 2pm starting Tuesday 9 January 2024. There will be teacakes, cup a soups, tea/coffee, newspapers and magazines, games, jigsaws, books and a warm space to chat
  • St Marks Methodist Church : we have a regular Tuesday coffee morning from 10am until 12 noon where we serve tea, coffee, cake and biscuits, all free of charge. Please note we are closed on Tuesday 26 December
  • South Cerney : A warm welcome awaits you at Café Society which takes place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10am
  • Stonehouse Methodist Church : A warm welcome will be found on the 4th Thursday of each month at our Lunch Club between 12 noon and 2pm. A space to relax, with soup, a roll and cake and some friendly company will be on offer
  • Whaddon St Michael's, Cheltenham : You are assured of a warm welcome at The Cornerstone Centre in St Michael's Church. Open to all to use as a warm space with access to a low cost café, charity shop, use of laptops and free Wi-Fi. Our opening hours are: Mondays between 9am and 2.30pm, Tuesdays between 9am and 4pm, Wednesdays between 1 and 4pm, Thursdays between 10am and 4pm and Fridays from 9am and 4pm. This is being run as part of the #WarmCheltenham project
  • Winchcombe Methodist Church : Our Thursday Connexions group is open for everyone. Donations are voluntary and we have board games, jigsaws, friends to sit and chat to, tea and cake

You can find information on Warm Spaces on the Gloucestershire County Council website
Further information can also be found on Warm Spaces website

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