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This is the website for the mission and ministry of Manningtree Benefice: St. Mary & St. Michael' Church, Mistley with Manningtree and St. Lawrence's Church, Bradfield, including service, group and event information, contact details, media, and information about Mistley Church Hall (Mistley Institute).

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Who we are...


Have you heard about Tea & Support?   We are really proud to say that this is a definite part of who we are.

It was designed to meet a need for people in the community who might have been bereaved, or are alone, and having to cope with tasks that feel like a struggle.

It doesn't just meet practical needs (changing a fuse, a battery, a light bulb...contacting electricians, gardeners, accountants...filling in forms, dealing with brown envelopes...) but also is here to provide emotional support, making friends and having a listening ear.

Tea & Support meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 2.00pm-4.00pm at Mistley Church Hall in New Road. Transport can be arranged and meetings are free of charge.

We're really grateful for Hunnaballs (Paskell's Funeral Service) who have worked with us on this since the beginning.

But if all that wasn't enough, they also go on outings. Yes. Below is a picture from their most recent outing on the Felixstowe Ferry which was followed by fish and chips.

Thank you Tea & Support-ers and everyone who helps to run T&S!