Cathedral Church of St Mary

Newcastle upon Tyne




News from the Mercy Hub… 
Yvette writes:

"Would you volunteer your time on Christmas Day? 
"One of the reasons Christmas day is so special is because it brings people together. Without other people, such as family, friends and neighbours, Christmas can be a very dismal occasion indeed. Last year approximately 4 million people in the UK spent Christmas Day alone! There are many reasons for this, however one thing is certain, we can all make a difference to someone’s Christmas, if we put our minds to it. The Mercy Hub in partnership with the Cathedral events group hope to do just that. We are suggesting that we host Christmas Day lunch here at the Cathedral for 30 guests, who would otherwise be alone at Christmas. 
So, what do we need from you? 
At the moment we are just seeking to gauge who would be willing to volunteer on the day from 10.00am - 4.00pm. We envisage that some of the volunteering tasks would include: 

  • Picking up and returning guests to their home. 
  • Setting up the venue. 
  • Preparing and serving the lunch. 
  • General Hosting 

The success of this event will depend on the number of volunteers who express an interest. If you would like further information please speak to Tom Millen (11.30am Mass) or contact Yvette Daniel in the Cathedral office: 
Telephone: 0191 232 6953 ext 201.