Our Parish supports

SAFE SLEEP and the FOOD BANK

to help the most deprived and vulnerable.

What is Safe Sleep?

Safe Sleep was started in the winter of 2018/19 by a partnership of charities to provide shelter and a hot meal to rough sleepers during the coldest months of the year. St. Paul’s joined the scheme in its second winter, providing a hot evening meal and breakfast. Beds were set up in the church hall but the church and meeting room were also available.

The professional staff and volunteers from Julian House, The Lantern Trust and Refresh who administer this programme, do so with compassion and understanding, and the respect between the guests and the professional team is evident to see. All Safe Sleep volunteers are DBS checked and overnight supervision is by professionals.

The most guests we had on any one night was 17 plus two dogs.

Where can I find more information?

For more information, please, visit the following websites by clicking on their name:

Julian House - a charity dedicated to helping the homeless, based in Bath but with outreach across the south-west.

The Lantern Trust - is situated near Weymouth railway station and runs a coffee shop and advice and counselling services in conjunction with social services and the NHS  among other services.

Refresh - is a coming together of churches in Weymouth and Portland.

What is Food Bank?

Food Bank Weymouth is located in the Baptist Church (18 The Esplanade) and is open on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Started by Lily and Bob Mockett in 2012, the work of the food bank has grown rapidly over the time since. Supported by most of the churches in the town, several of the large supermarkets, and many organisations and individuals, who supply us with gifts of food, toiletries and donations.

The Food Bank helped 820 people in that first year; in 2015 the number raised to 2,547. Sadly, the need for this help is still growing.

How can I help?

Basically, there are four things you can do:

  1. Pray for these projects.
  2. Volunteer (contact the Parish Office to find out how), offering your time.
  3. Donate money (directly to these organisations) or food (directly to them or through us).
  4. Let others know about these projects.

Thank you!

St Paul's

St Paul’s is a lively, forward-looking Anglican church in the Catholic tradition. We are affiliated to the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda and our PCC has passed the resolution seeking episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

We are part of the diocese of Salisbury and the Deanery of Weymouth and Portland. We maintain very close links with our Voluntary Aided School, Beechcroft St. Paul’s. 

Get in touch

58 Abbotsbury Road

Weymouth

DT4 0BJ

01305 771217

stpweymouth@gmail.com

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