25th Sep, 2020

Rubery churches offering help and support to the community during COVID-19 crisis

CHURCHES in Rubery are offering help and support to people in the village who are isolated or struggling to get what they need.

Among the support on offer is collecting shopping and prescriptions, posting mail or even having someone to support on the phone.

The move is part of a #ViralKindness campaign which rapidly turned into a global movement of care.

It urges care, kindness, mutual support between neighbours and looking out for each other.

In Rubery it is being supported by St Chad’s Church, the Beacon Church Centre and several community activists which set up Rubery Support Group with COVID-19’ Facebook group.

The churches are hoping as many people as possible join in to offer care, kindness and support to those living nearby.

Rev Claire Turner, the vicar at St Chad’s, said: “Whilst it will be disappointing for many and us that regular services have been postponed or cancelled, it is the right thing to do.

“The church has a different role to play during times like these and looking after the communities it serves is a big part of that.”

For more information on the help available at Rubery, call Rev Turner on 0121 238 3168 or Louise Quinn at Beacon Church Centre on 07842 210252.

Patricia Taylor (Hazel Road and the surrounding area) can be reached on 07919 956103, Lyndsay Smithwaite (Windmill Avenue and surrounding areas) 07795 275618 and Eiren Carbery (Great Park and surrounding areas) 07518 773737.

For more on the Rubery movement visit the village’s COVID-19 support Facebook page

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