A warm place for young people
Barnham Broom Youth Café has been running for 18 months by the local church with support from North Breckland Youth for Christ.
They recognised a need for a safe space for young people from the village to hang out. On a usual evening, between 7-10 young people attend, with the club running fortnightly. There is a committed team of volunteers from the church that support the club and engage with the young people.
“We have always said it’s up to God to do the building, we simply show up and pray and see what unfolds. We are witnessing what often may seem like a chaotic, loud, messy evening also being a place of safety, comfort and belonging for these young people,” says Nicola Ford, an ordinand who lives locally and supports the café. “It’s wonderful seeing older generations from the local church engaging with young teenagers in the village.”
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