The members of the congregation at Strathmore Road Methodist Church wanted to do something to welcome Syrian refugees moving into the area. An invitation to the summer club led to three special community initiatives: a weekly drop in, where Syrian families can come along to chat and practice their English, a bicycle maintenance workshop and a regular football match.
The three separate projects have brought people together and the whole community is benefiting.
“For each of the three projects, volunteers have told us how much they’ve got out of it all. It’s really been a blessing for us as a church.”