The Churches Together in Marlow aren’t waiting for people to come to them but have launched two new projects to reach out to the community.
In an effort to listen to people and be tuned in to the community they are taking Church into a Costa coffee shop and presenting a two-hour radio programme, Faith Matters, on Tuesday evenings.
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Organisers say it’s a simple way of having a presence in the community where a church leader can be found in Costa to talk about any issues someone wants to talk about.
Costa have agreed that the church can take over a table for two hours on a Tuesday and will offer their confererence room if someone wants a confidential discussion.
“A lot of people find it difficult to go to a church to talk about their issues and they can never be sure the doors will be open anyway,” said Richard Becher,
a United Reformed Church minister who has initiated the outreach.
“It’s easier for people to step into a Costa and have a conversation.”
At the same time the churches in Marlow are working together to present the two-hour radio programme between 9.30pm and 11.30pm on marlowfm, a community radio station which broadcasts 24 hours a day.
“We are part of the community and this is another opportunity for us to make the presence of the churches felt in the community,” added Richard.
To hear the show, log on to www.marlowfm.co.uk and click on ‘listen’.