Colne Parish Church offers free lunches during the half term school break

Colne Parish Church offers free lunches during the half term school break

Colne Parish Church offered out free packed lunches for children on the Monday & Thursday over the half term school holiday period.  Children’s free lunch consisted of a sandwich, crisps, fruit and a soft drink.  Adults were offered a choice of the packed lunch or a hot meal. 

Despite the atrocious weather, it was really nice to just how busy and popular these free lunch days really are.  On Thursdays, the Knit & Natter group also meets so Colne Parish Church was even busier!

On arriving at the church, Mandy spotted us and had quick chat. We were lucky enough to be there when the lovely Rev. Lisa Senior was buzzing around and chatting. 

Mandy then asked us the fatal question, “Do you want something to eat ? We have cheese and onion pie … and …”.  Cheese & Onion pie? Home made by Mandy? That was it … sat down to eat despite already having eaten at Eadie’s Kitchen for the Natter Shack meeting!  

Mandy explains,

“We gave out about 50 lunches on Monday. We’re not sure yet about today, but as you can see, we are really busy. We really want people feel like they can just pop in.”

Great people, nice lunch (or just a hot drink), really welcoming … you just can’t go wrong. (Lunch was free, but we had to insist on making a donation … the church is very much self-funded).  They’ll no doubt be offering more free lunches during the Summer holiday period.

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