St Nicholas Church

Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland

This Parish Church exists to proclaim the Love of God and to be a sign of His Kingdom in the World

Are you feeling the pressure of life as a carer?

Would you like to just have a place to breath?

As care givers ourselves we know how difficult it can be to find space for yourself when you care for a loved one. It can make you feel guilty or selfish that you feel you need time for yourself, but we also know how important is it to be able to find that time for yourself in an unbelievably hectic timetable.

There are so many things to fit in that it’s natural that you come at the bottom of the list.

Natural, but not right.  

Failing to make time for yourself can lead to a sense of isolation, exhaustion, frustration – and anger at yourself for feeling frustrated!

It is so important to take some time for yourself.  Time to be able to discuss your own feelings with others, and to share your experiences with other people in the same situation as you. A chance to discover that you are not the only person in the world who feels the way you do.

So we invite you to join our Open Arms Coffee Mornings, a support network of carers where we can get together for an informal chat, some time out and a chance to spend time with other people who share and understand our experiences and appreciate the difficulties of living with the pressures of everyday life.

Our coffee mornings are organised as time set aside just for carers so that we can relax and share the highs and the lows, our knowledge and practical advice and support one another through this unique experience.

It doesn’t matter who you are or who you care for – a husband or wife, mother or father, sister or brother, any age, race or religion. All you have to be to join us is a carer so that we can all give each other some care.

The Open Arms coffee morning is also part of an exciting new and larger project.

St Nicholas Church is now a Community Connector Hub for the East Ward of Sunderland in partnership with Sunderland City Council which means that we will be able to work with the expertise of service providers.

This means that  there will be the opportunity to attend monthly network meetings with out local Ward Councillor; Council members; Service providers and the five project teams.

More information will be coming soon.

Join us at our Carers Coffee Morning,

it is held in the Aiden Room at Haver Hall, St Nicholas

on the first Wednesday of the month, 10.30am - 12noon.