Churches to open doors for warmth

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Churches across Ashington will be opening their doors this winter so people do not have to suffer in the cold at home.

A selection of churches are offering a warm place to be and have a hot drink and a chat over the cold months.

Ashington Churches Together chairman, Maureen Findlay, said: “The need for extra warmth in the coldest winter months is creating a real problem.

“To help to alleviate this need, the Ashington churches are opening their community halls to provide a warm, friendly place to go, with the added benefit of a hot drink.

“If you are on your own in a cold house, or in a family situation where you are afraid to switch on the heating because you are unable to pay the fuel bill, please do not hesitate to come and share the warmth with neighbours and friends.”

Trinity Church will be open 10am to noon on Mondays, St John’s Church will be open 10am to noon on Tuesdays, along with Ashington Life Centre, which will remain open until 4pm, Holy Sepulchre will be open 10am to noon on Wednesdays with an additional craft evening at 7pm at Crossroads Coffee Shop.

Thursdays will see Ashington Life Centre open from 10am to 4pm, St Aidan’s Parish Hall from 1.30pm to 3pm and The Salvation Army from 2pm to 4pm, and Ashington Life Centre again on Saturdays from 10.30am to 3pm.