Tot Stop runs each Wednesday 10am -11.45am during term time. Tot Stop is for pre-school children, babies and their parents and carers.
Drop in for a relaxed time and a play area for children with a warm and friendly atmosphere, a nice buzz of conversation with gentle background music. We serve fresh fairly traded coffee, tea and herb tea, cakes and healthy snacks for children. Lots of toys, games and things to do! Baby changing, bottle warming and feeding facilities.
Night Shift operates on a Saturday evening from 12 midnight to about 3 o’clock on Sunday morning.
The front entrance area of the church is opened up in order that those out enjoying themselves in the pubs and clubs that surround the church can come into a safe, friendly environment where they can finish off their evening with a sobering cup of tea or coffee entirely free of charge.
A small team of volunteers are on duty each Saturday evening to provide a welcome for anyone who comes through our doors.
12th November 2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of Night Shift.
All through these years Night Shift has been a regular feature of the night life of Hereford. Hundreds of young people - and some not so young! – have made use of our facilities. Some come in to wait for friends or taxis, some bring their chips, burgers or Subway rolls, some need to use our toilet, others want to warm up or rest their aching feet. Flip-Flops - offered freely to help those aching feet - have become quite a special trademark to Night Shift visitors.
We know most of our visitors by name and enjoy catching up with their news whenever they call in. What a privilege for Hereford Baptist Church to be part of the lives of so many young people who have no other contact with a church or Christian people!
On Tuesday mornings we provide a nutritious breakfast for those who are homeless, hungry or in need. This is part of a city church initiative to provide breakfasts and evening meals throughout the week.
"A team of eight worked together to cook and serve breakfast at HBC this morning to 40 homeless and vulnerable men and women. After about 20 guests arrived, we gave thanks for the breakfast and prayed for the victim of yesterday's stabbing, his family and friends. We also prayed for the safety of our guests in a dangerous world.
It was a good natured morning, despite being standing room only at times. As always our guests were very appreciative of the breakfast."
For more information visit hereford.anglican.org/chat