Places of Welcome is a national network of over 600 spaces offering an unconditional welcome to local people to connect and contribute for few hours each week. They are places where everyone can go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it. Places of Welcome take place in a variety of venues including churches, community centres, libraries, mosques, temples and other community group buildings across the UK.

Click here to find your nearest Place of Welcome.

Transforming Lives Together is helping facilitate, resource and connect the Place of Welcome network across the Diocese of Chester. Developed out of the Birmingham Social Inclusion process ‘Giving Hope Changing Lives’, Places of Welcome responds to the challenge to make our cities and neighbourhoods more welcoming. The network has developed a set of guiding principles for all Places of Welcome, known as the 5P’s

  • Place: An accessible and hospitable building, open at the same time every week.
  • People: Open to everyone regardless of their circumstances or situation, and staffed by volunteers.
  • Presence: A place where people actively listen to one another.
  • Provision: Offering free refreshments (at least a cup of tea and a biscuit) and basic local information.
  • Participation: Recognises that every person coming to a Place of Welcome will bring talents, experiences and skills that they might be willing to share locally.

For more information or to find your nearest Place of Welcome go to the national website Alternatively, view the map of Places of Welcome

Here's videos stories from two of our Places of Welcome...

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Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Romans 15:7

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