Churches #LoveRotherham too

THANK you so much for the ‘Love Rotherham’ supplement. It’s really great to see some of the great things going on in Rotherham showcased.



I don’t know whether you are aware, but a number of the town’s churches are involved in an initiative called ‘Love Rotherham’ with similar aims to promote and celebrate the good in our town. More details are available at

Having read the Love Rotherham supplement, I wondered whether you would like to include the work of faith communities in a future edition? Here at Herringthorpe United Reformed Church, we have a weekly cafe with hearty home-cooked food which regularly attracts over 40 people who might otherwise be eating alone. We have a whole range of children’s and youth activities — Scouts, Guides, Youth Club, Holiday Clubs, parent and toddler groups, a nursery, etc. which connect with over 200 children and their families. And we also have a host of social activities for older people.

Other churches would no doubt run similar activities that collectively impact on a huge number of people. More widely, the churches are also involved in Street Pastors, the Foodbank, the homeless shelter, and much more. It would be great to see these celebrated, along with the many fantastic activities already showcased.

Matt Stone, Minister, Herringthorpe United Reformed Church