Although we are only a small group we are involved in quite a lot.
Sidmouth Nursing Home and Living Stones tea
On the third Sunday of each month we visit the Sidmouth Nursing Home to chat and
sing with the residents and staff. This is followed by an open-table tea for visitors,
friends and family. If you’re interested in who we are and what we’re about this
is a good opportunity to come along and meet with us informally. Call Ann (01395
512666) for dates and venues.
Rose Lawn Care Home
Ann is Chaplain to Rose Lawn and loves her work with the residents, staff and families.
Gateway (homelessness action group)
Gateway is a project of the Sid Valley Mission Community and has a management committee
drawn from local Christian churches. It was co-founded by Ann in early 2015 and
provides advocacy and support to people in the Sid Valley who are street homeless
or vulnerably housed. Gateway works closely with the Sid Valley Food Bank, the Mustard
Seed Café and Sidmouth PCSO’s to tackle poverty and homelessness in the town through
targeted relief and advocacy. Click here for more information.
English Language Lessons
Ann is a qualified teacher of English and gives free language lessons for students
of English as a second language. Click here for more information.
Roger regularly organises local cycle trips and occasionally hosts a film night as
an opportunity to foster relationships with a small number of people from the local
community. Ben hosts a men’s group which is open to any men who like to sit around
a fire and put the world to rights.
In addition to her work as a business psychologist Ruth cares for her young family
and also maintains close links to children’s work in the town and networks with other
young families to provide mutual support. Where possible and appropriate Ann and
Ruth work closely together to offer targeted support to families in need.
We believe that exercising our faith isn’t about what happens for an hour on a Sunday,
but what happens for the whole of life.