Community Outreach

At Transform Widnes we want to see our community flourishing and believe we are called, as a church, to model what that could look like in our town. There are all sorts of positive parts of our culture in Widnes but there are also some issues which make life very difficult for people. All of our Community Outreaches have grown out of a desire to make life better by building on the very best of our culture while challenging the less good things happening around us. So, for example, when we see people struggling with loneliness, we want to invite them into good, supportive relationships at Connect Café. When someone is hungry, we want to physically nourish them at Long Loaf. If a parent is stressed and worried about their child, we hope that our Tots group will provide reassurance and hope.

For more information about what we are doing in this area please get in touch with the team via email (

Long Loaf

Long Loaf
Long Loaf is a community, which based around food, longs to work together to see each uniquely created individual flourish in all aspects of their life.

We meet on a Wednesday for a cooked lunch, a short ‘thought for the day’ and then discussions around tables. All sorts of people join us at Long Loaf and all sorts of friendships and connections are built as we seek to support each other and care for the more vulnerable in our community.

Where: St Paul’s Church Hall
When: Wednesdays, 12-1pm
Cost: We suggest a donation of £2 but payment is not required to get fed!

To join our amazing cooking team then they meet at 9am and are always open to new volunteers. There will be some paperwork to fill in and food hygiene training to do but it’s a fun way to make new friends while learning some very useful cooking skills. To find out more then please contact

Connect Cafe

Connect Cafe
Connect Cafe is all about building life-giving friendships that tackle isolation so people can experience love and feel part of a church community.

Connect Cafe meets in St Paul’s Church on a Friday for drinks, cake, conversation, a short talk and other one off activities. Connect Cafe is all about connecting people together so that they feel supported and less alone and is a safe space to share some of life’s struggles. Anyone is welcome to drop in and find a listening ear.

Where: St Paul’s Church
When: Fridays, 10.30 – 12.30pm
Cost: We suggest a donation of £1

To find out more please contact

Transform Garden Project

Transform Garden Project
Our aim is to grow a community that grows a garden that improves the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our group, our church and our wider community.


Our aim is to grow a tonne of healthy fruit and vegetables year on year in a sustainable and affordable way, to feed those in need in our community.


Our aim is to grow a team of gardeners by learning together a little of the science, art and craft of gardening. We hope this inspires both us and others to create our own growing spaces, small and large, to provide for our own families and communities.


Our aim is to grow a community and create a nurturing space for healing and spiritual growth for its gardeners, visitors and users.

Where: St Paul’s Church Garden
When: Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm

For more information please contact

Transform Minds

Transform Minds
Transform Minds is a mental health project offering a range of support through which we hope people will feel free to explore unhelpful attitudes, beliefs and practices and begin to live with resilience and hope.  We currently offer:

An initial 6 sessions of 1 to 1 counselling.

A weekly counselling group offering mutual support while a counsellor introduces helpful strategies and techniques where appropriate.

Financial support to access other forms of counselling beyond our current counsellor’s expertise e.g. child, family based, etc.

Training for all our volunteers in aspects of mental health.


To apply for counselling, either individual, group or both, then please click here.

To find out more or to get involved as a counsellor then please contact

Crossroads Cafe

Crossroads Cafe
We are open each Tuesday between 11.00am and 1.00pm to be a place
of welcome and refreshment for the whole

We seek to provide a warm and friendly space where people may simply
enjoy a ‘cuppa’ and a chat.
We also look to be a signpost for people seeking help or direction in their
We offer a listening ear and a safe space for prayer for those in need.

Where: St Paul’s Church
When: Tuesdays, 11am-1.00pm

For more information please contact


OASIS is about building friendships that tackle isolation so people can experience love and feel part of our church community.

OASIS meets at St John’s Church on Wednesday’s for drinks, biscuits, conversation and sharing in the Lord’s Supper.

OASIS is open to anyone who wants to drop in. It gives people who come a chance to connect with others so they feel supported and less alone. And it’s a safe place to share some of life’s struggles.

Where:St John’s Church, Greenway Road, Widnes
When: Wednesday’s 10.30 – 12.30am

For more information please contact

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