Caring during COVID-19

We know that during this time of uncertainty and anxiety, many things are going to be a struggle for everyone in our communities across Wigan.

Church Wigan are wanting to help in where we can. There are a number of things that we are providing as both practical and spiritual support.

Food outlets 

Working closely alongside The Brick, Fur Clemt and Wigan Council, Church Wigan have two food outlets open over the coming weeks and months ahead.

  • Tom’s Pantry –  St James Centre Poolstock, (Church St, Poolstock, Wigan WN3 5DZ)

Open Monday to Friday  9:30am-11:30am

  • Outlet at St B’s – St Barnabas Church, (Marsh Green Road, Marsh Green, Wigan, WN5 0QR)

Open Monday -Saturday 2pm-4pm

We are also a satellite for The Brick Food Bank and have a limited number of food parcels available at St Barnabas Church, Marsh Green (complete an online referral form in order to collect a food parcel, our volunteers can help with this).

Keep Warm Packs 

Church Wigan has a large number of Keep Warm Packs, courtesy of AWARM at Wigan Council, which we will be able to give away to anyone who;

• is struggling to keep warm

• has no heating

• is self isolating

For anyone who needs emergency food/hampers or ‘Keep Warm’ packs you can contact us on 01695 386650 (between 9:30am-6pm) or email us using the form below and we will help where we can.

If people are looking for help in getting their regular shopping or picking up prescriptions they can contact us on  01942 410910 and leave a short message and contact number and we will get back to them ASAP. Or alternatively they can email us using the form below and again we will help were we can.

Family Support & Resources

We also realise that the next few weeks are going to be especially difficult for families who are having to self isolate or for parents/grandparents/carers who are now unexpectedly having to look after and entertain children who will be predominately home-based for the foreseeable future.

We will regularly post resources on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChurchWigan/ and we are currently producing some Collective Worship videos for schools.

 ‘Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 4:6-7

We recommend…

Heartsmart

www.heartsmart.family

Fun family fun with Boris the Robot, learning about ourselves and how we Love.

 

Joe Wicks PE for Kids

www.youtu.be/K6r99N3kXME

Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a 30mim PE session for kids.

 

Church Wigan

www.facebook.com/churchWigan

Ideas for Families

Prayer at home for families

 

Worship for Everyone

www.facebook.com/worshipforeveryone

A daily time of worship for the family to join together

 

Rhema Theatre Company

Theatre company helping to tell the Easter story.

www.talesfromthemiraclebook.co.uk/

 

Rock Kids

Rock Kidz is a social enterprise dedicated to teaching children important life lessons through music.

They stream live each day at 2pm on YouTube

 

Other ideas…

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

https://www.home-start.org.uk/news/activities-for-families-during-self-isolation