Last Christmas, our worshipping communities were determined that Christmas wouldn’t be cancelled and sponsored and delivered delicious meals cooked by The Long Table.
Now that spring is in the air and Easter is on the way, we’re relaunching the project, with a delicious shepherd’s pie or a gardener’s pie, with lamb or lentils, topped with mini roast potatoes, plus a hot cross bun from Hobbs House Bakery on offer.
Every community chooses the best way to engage with the project for their local situation. In some areas students stuck at university over Christmas received the meals – in other places they went to families whose children would usually have free school meals. Some areas made it a community feast to bring everyone together in spirit if not in body, and some people chose to share with people who would be on their own on Christmas Day. Wherever the smiling volunteers arrived with meals and gifts, they were welcomed with delight and joy.
Each meal costs £5.50 and will serve one adult or two younger children. The meals are allocated on a first come, first served basis, through local representatives. If your worshipping community would like to get involved, please do get in touch with Kerry Pateman on . All orders must be received by the end of the week (Friday 26 February).
To find out more, listen to William North from the Long Table who chatted to Richard Atkins on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on Sunday (listen from 3 hours and 20 minutes into the show).