St Peter’s Church in Wisbech offering hot drinks, soup, snacks and warmth to homeless as temperatures plummet

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church of Wisbech covered in snow

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church of Wisbech covered in snow - Credit: Archant

Biting back against the Beast from the East’s bitter cold, churchwardens in Wisbech have opened their doors to provide food and warmth to the homeless.

Wardens and ladies at St Peter’s Church in Wisbech are providing hot drinks, soup and snacks to thos

Wardens and ladies at St Peter’s Church in Wisbech are providing hot drinks, soup and snacks to those who would otherwise have no option but to stay outdoors in the freezing temperatures. - Credit: Archant

Wardens and ladies at St Peter’s Church in Wisbech are providing hot drinks, soup and snacks to those who would otherwise have no option but to stay outdoors in the freezing temperatures.

Church warden Trevor Wright and a team of ladies are working hard to ensure that hot drinks and soup are always available to those in need of them during the day.

A spokesman for the church said: “People need respite from the cold and their problems. The church is providing a degree of respite care, where people can sit in the warmth and enjoy a hot drink and a snack.

“Perhaps this is St Peter’s response to the Beast from the East, but the church wardens and ladies saw a need for people to have somewhere warm to come to when the night shelters shut during the daytime.”


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Diane Smith, who regularly visits the church said: “The church wardens are keeping it really nice and warm and there were even cakes when I walked in today.

“It’s been open to the homeless ever since this cold snap started, I believe.

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“There were quite a lot of people in there using it, too, and it’ll be going on for as long as it’s needed.”

“It’s nice to report something good for a change.

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