St Mary Magdalene volunteers host Christmas dinner

31 December 2021

Volunteers at St Mary Magdalene Church in Gorleston helped to feed more than 75 people who faced the prospect of spending Christmas Day alone at its annual Christmas Day lunch.

The 60 people who went along enjoyed a three-course meal cooked by the volunteers and received a Christmas gift and deliveries were made to a further 15.

The Revd Matthew Price said: “We are so grateful for the volunteers making it all happen and answering Christ’s call to be with the lonely and isolated. No one should be on their own on Christmas Day. We believe that giving is at the heart of the Christmas message. 

“One guy is homeless, living in a tent on the beach, and said when he walked into the room it was ‘full of joy’. Everyone seemed really happy.” 

Pictured is the Christmas dinner at St Mary Magdalene, Gorleston. Photos courtesy of Network Norfolk. This article originally appeared in Network Norfolk.

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