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We will be adding to this list of meeting spaces, groups and activities as new ones evolve. Please let us know if there is a space near you so we can add it to our list.  

The United Church in Winchester, England, UK is a methodist and URC place of worship.

 

 

 

The United Church on Jewry Street (next to Wetherspoons) will be open on Saturday mornings, between 10 – 12, to offer refreshments and a meeting space for refugees to have some time out and connect with others. There will be toys available to keep small children entertained if needed. Free to attend.  

Address: Jewry St
Winchester
SO23 8RZ

Map available here

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St Peters Sanctuary Welcome Hub is open every Wednesday’s from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. 
A space for meeting, talking, listening and sharing information and knowledge. St Peter’s welcomes all refugees, their families, friends and hosts. Refreshments provides. Free to attend.
Address: St Peter’s Catholic Church Campus
Jewry Street
Winchester
SO23 8RY
Map to campus available here
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Image result for Winchester baptist church logo Winchester Baptist Church

Winchester Baptist Church have two groups which run routinely and which they describe as very welcoming and accessible spaces with a dedicated team of helpers. Ukrainian guests and others are very welcome.Free to attend. 

They hold a Parent & Toddler group on a Friday morning between 10.30 and 12.00 and a Winchester Wellbeing lunch club for the over 55s on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am and 1pm

Address:  2-4 City Road
Winchester
SO23 8SD
Map available here

Hope Church in Winchester run All Nations Cafe where you can meet people from all over the world living locally.

The cafe is open on Monday evenings from 7.30 -9pm. Free to attend. 

Address: Middle Brook Centre

Middle Brook Street

SO23 8DQ

Map available here


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Ukraine Connections is a brand new group that is starting across some libraries in Hampshire, week commencing Monday 25th April 2022. It is an opportunity to meet others for a friendly chat and a drink, and find out about library services. Free to attend. 

The Arc is home to Winchester Library and will be holding Ukraine Connections every Saturday from 10am – 1pm. All welcome. Free to attend.  

The Arc also runs RhymeTime @ Winchester Library, The Arc every Thursday at 10am where you can join in with our lively songs & rhymes session in the Performance Hall. Suitable for under 5s & their parent/carers. Free to attend.

And, Saturday Storytime at Winchester Library, The Arc, Stories and rhymes for pre-school aged children,  11am to 11.40am. Free to attend. 

Address: The Arc
Jewry St
Winchester
SO23 8SB

Map available here 

The other libraries across Hampshire running Ukraine connections groups include:

  • Andover Library – Saturday: 10am – 12pm
  • Fordingbridge Library – Tuesday: 2pm – 4pm
  • Hythe Library – Tuesday: 10am -12pm
  • Lymington Library – Friday: 10am – 12pm
  • New Milton Library – Tuesday: 10am – 12pm
  • Ringwood Library – Thursday: 2pm – 4pm
  • Romsey Library – Friday: 2pm – 4pm
  • Totton Library – Monday: 10am – 12pm
  • Whitchurch Library – Monday: 2pm – 3pm

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A Children’s Group will be held at Weeke Community Centre on Tuesday’s from 10am -12pm.  Free to attend.

Address: Weeke Community Centre

Taplings Road

SO22 6HG

Map available here


Friends of Lanterns

Friends of Lanterns Nursery will be running Come and Play sessions every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm. All welcome to come and enjoy their lovely garden. They have toys, sand and a lovely meadow to play in. Suitable for preschool children from 0-5 years. Free to attend. 

Address: Lanterns Nursery

Bereweeke Road

Winchester

SO22 8AJ

Map available here

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St Paul’s Church (on St Paul’s Hill near the railway station) runs a toddler & carer group every Friday morning from 9.30 to 11 in the parish rooms and on the meadow behind St Paul’s. Activities include crafts, playing with toys, games and actions songs. Ukrainian guests and others are very welcome. Free to attend, refreshments provided. 

Address: St Paul’s Hill

Winchester

SO22 5AB

Map available here