Clarence Park Baptist Church, Milton Baptist Church and Worle Baptist Church have been working together to open up a Renew Wellbeing space in Worle High Street. Renew 193 opened on Monday 4th April and was officially declared open amidst celebrations, by the mayor a few weeks later.
‘We will be open Mondays to Thursdays and would welcome anyone, particularly those feeling low, anxious, lonely or isolated, to benefit from this quiet shared space where it’s ok not to be ok,’ said Revd Steve Christian.
Some of you will be familiar with Renew Wellbeing by now, but for those of you who aren’t Renew 193 is part of a growing chain of wellbeing centres being set up across the United Kingdom by Renew Wellbeing. Renew Wellbeing helps churches open spaces of welcome and inclusion in partnership with mental health teams to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. Renew spaces are simple cafe style spaces designed for adults run by local churches where hobbies and activities are shared or co-produced. Each cafe space is attached to a quiet room or prayer space where inner habits of wellbeing are shared. Each centre seeks to partner with a mental health professional from the local council or other suitable organisation to ensure good inclusive practices for safe spaces can be sustained.
If you’d like to find out more about Renew Wellbeing or explore opening up a wellbeing space in your community please contact Margaret Blakey, the Renew Wellbeing Coordinator for the West of England.
Please keep Renew 193 and the people they’ll be welcoming in your prayers.