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Many will be familiar with this passage from Ecclesiastes 3:1.3 'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens'. The well known, often-quoted passage seems quite appropriate at the moment. Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) Jo Patterson reflects on the last 18 months and shares her insights on the importance of food, and how it has brought communities together in Peckham.

Read more: For the love of food - sharing experiences and bringing communities together in Peckham

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Alison Dalton began working as a Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) for the Sunderland and Boldon United Reformed Church Partnership in July 2020 during the COVID pandemic. Here she reflects on how daunting it has been to start a new role without having a chance to meet anyone in person and the challenges this has involved.

Read more: Forging new connections in Sunderland and Boldon during the pandemic

Thermometer WebCropChurch Related Community Work Student (CRCW) student, Fliss Tunnard has been on placement at St Columba’s URC in Billingham since October. Despite the many limitations of lockdown life, Fliss and CRCW, Ann Honey have thought of creative ways to fill their time and have managed to raise an impressive £10,000 for a new community kitchen.

Read more: CRCW Project in Billingham Raises Thousands for a New Community Kitchen

Christmas meal delivery crop2This month we hear from Maria J.Y. Lee, a Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) based in Chelmsford. Maria and her CRCW team have been supporting the members of 'Good Companions', a dementia-friendly group which benefits people who suffer from dementia and aims to improve the quality of life for older members of the community.

Maria explains what happens to those vulnerable and elderly individuals who suddenly find themselves isolated due to a global pandemic and how her team has been reaching out to them.


Read more: Chelmsford dementia-friendly group offers support and companionship during the pandemic

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