Befrienders Epiphany 2020

This tree was part of the Christmas Tree festival at Didsbury church.

Thank you Chris and Phil!

Breaking News

A concert given by the United Christian Singers to raise money for Befrienders will be held in the early summer. Details will be sent as soon as we have them.


Our volunteers won a Christmas meal given in appreciation of volunteering by the management of the Town Hall Tavern. We had a lovely time which was also a rare opportunity for the Monday and Wednesday teams to see each other!

While we have a great team, we are always keen to welcome more volunteers by …

  • Being a listening ear
  • Collecting and transporting food collections to the Centre
  • Prayer – holding our Monday and Wednesday sessions in prayer (this can be done from home!)
  • Praying in the chapel with those who ask for prayer

NB it isn’t essential to commit to every week; we’d just love to be able to use your gifts and any time you can offer.

Thank you

We are thankful for all the gifts received over Christmas including those from…

The congregation at Northmoor Road church

Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes


Liz from GMCC who arranged a food collection among her neighbours

Abi from Nexus who held a Christmas event and encouraged her friends to donate to the food bank

Janet from TMCP who collected socks

Food Donations

Food parcels are issued on Monday and Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm when the Befrienders café is open.

In order to be able to respond we are grateful for food donations of items listed.

  • Cereals
  • Milk (litre, long-life)
  • Baked beans
  • Hot dogs
  • Soup, either tinned or instant
  • Dried pasta
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Sauce for pasta
  • Flavoured rice
  • Tinned fish or meat
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tea bags, coffee, sugar

If you would like Deacon Pru to talk to your congregation or fellowship group please call 0161 682 8805 or email


In December volunteers from the Co-op came along to Befrienders to help make Christmas decorations – traditional paper chains and hand-wreaths – for the café and chapel.

Thank you Amanda, Marianne and Colin for entering into this with such empathy and enthusiasm!

We’ve also appreciated visits from Ruth of The Big Issue (North) in recent months.

Find Us

Contact Befrienders, Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street M1 1JQ

0161 278 6795

Deacon Pru:


You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly.              

2 Corinthians 9:7