We at The Well have operated a number of regular events for the Church and community. These have included the Shell Group (for children 7-11), Rainbow Toddler Group, Bible Study, House Group, Hymn Singing at Tall Trees Care Home and our regular monthly Charity Coffee Mornings which have been very popular.
We were unable to continue any of these events during the Covid-19 pandemic, and will review all our activities in the light of what is possible in the months ahead.
The first to resume should be those Coffee Mornings, so look out for more information here and on our Church noticeboards. We support a different charity each month at our Coffee Mornings, and one which is dear to our heart is Colchester Food Bank. Our members often save and donate food for the needy around our town, and we make a special effort at harvest time, when the Church is decorated with lots of produce which is on the Food Bank's list of most wanted items. They are always delighted to receive the goods, on behalf of their clients who are, of course, even more delighted to receive them.
One venture we have been able to continue during Covid-19 has been MakeLunch Myland, where in the summer of 2021 we again supplied families with cooked meals each week on a Thursday during the holidays. Normally families come to the Methodist Church Hall for a hot meal during the school holidays but because of the coronavirus it was decided it was safer to deliver the meals to homes this year. Volunteers from the community and churches prepared and cooked the food on the premises, put them into containers suitable for a microwave, and then delivered them to the homes. About thirty meals (main course and a sweet) were delivered each week. MakeLunch Myland is grateful to all who volunteered and feedback from the families showed that the meals were very much appreciated. Here are photographs of just a few of all those helpers. Thank you, one and all!