Life Connect

Connecting in conversation – Eating together

There is something therapeutic in setting aside time and sitting next to someone for a meal; an excuse to chat and reflect on the day.  It requires so little of us and yet for some that 30-45 minutes may be their only conversation that the day brings in an otherwise lonely or chaotic day.

We believe that the dinner table is a place for community and inclusivity, which is why we are offering these meals in a safe, warm, friendly and welcoming environment for anyone who needs company whilst they eat. 

This is the basis for the three slots we’ve built into the Genesis Trust week: 

  • Wednesday Breakfast at the Gateway Centre (9:30-11:00)
  • Thursday lunch at St John’s The Evangelist (12:00-1:30)             
  • Friday “It’s a Wrap” Lunch at the Gateway Centre (12:00-1:00)

“Research has revealed that the more often people eat with others the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives.”

Research from University of Oxford