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Wednesday Lunch Club at St Luke’s Church 

The Lunch Club at St Luke's Church in Norwich provides a nutritious two course meal for elderly people in the community, as well as good company and a varied programme of entertainment. 

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Roy and Mary Hansell have run the Wednesday lunch club for OAPs at St Luke’s Church in Norwich for over 30 years, a commitment which was recognised by in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2013.
 
Grace is said or sung each week to acknowledge God’s blessing of food and of the people who are sharing it together.
 
Vicar of St Luke’s Rev David Austin said, “I am proud of the volunteer work which has been established by church members who sacrificially offer their time in food preparation, fundraising, transport and befriending.”
 
The lunch club is open to receive new members - contact the organisers for referral. 

Factfile


Project: Lunch club
Who: St Luke’s Church
What: Hot meal served to OAPs
Where: Norwich area
How many: Approximately 20 people per week
Contact: Roy and Mary Hansell - 01603 470717 / 07876 172940 (avoiding Weds am/pm due to lunch club).

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About the project


Norfolk Feeds 5000 is a research project which aims to establish the extent to which the Christian community across Norfolk is meeting the simple command of Jesus to "feed the hungry".

Christian churches, groups and individuals across Norfolk meet the needs of the hungry and the thirsty every day of the year through foodbanks, free community meals, homeless projects, soup runs, Messy Church and other activities.
 
A simple survey has been conducted to attempt to quantify the extent to which this is happening and the findings of the survey will be published here, including many of the stories about the projects which feed people throughout Norfolk.
 
The project is supported by Celebrate Norfolk, Network Norfolk, Christian Aid, the Diocese of Norwich, Good News for Norwich & Norfolk and Bright Map and is named after the Bible story of the Feeding of The 5000.

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