Community asset at risk of closure - Grade 2 listed building:
His Place Church and Community Centre is at risk of closure.
Should funds not be raised to save the fabric of the building, which is crumbling away, this wonderful asset could be lost to the community.
In an age when so many people are at risk in our society, a facility such as His Place is not only important to the spiritual well-being of the community, but is a much needed centre of community support on a daily, practical level.
As a cafe, drop-in centre, and safe space for the more vulnerable in our society.
Your patronage of the various facets of His Place will go a long way to help in saving this valuable resource.
Looking for space for your community group to meet?
At His Place we believe in giving back to the community, if you are not making money from your activity or skills group we try our best to accommodate you. Depending on amount of time and space required we may ask for contribution for the heating and cleaning of space. (Although not hire rate cost)
Mental health support:
His Place works in conjunction with Mental Health Hastings
, and provides volunteer placements to service users from Community Mental Health services. We are also home to an AA group and an inclusive 12 Step Life Recovery Addiction Support Group, which caters for all addictions within this group.
Signposting to national and regional organisations is provided in addition.
Carer support also provided and signposting and support to contact authorities if required.
His Place Alpha - online and in person discussion groups, starting May 2021 the count down is on... will you be there?
For more information, or to sign up, click HERE
His Place is also home to the Opus Theatre
Considered one of the finest concert halls in the South East, due to the superb accoustics of this wonderful building.
Please consider supporting the Opus Theatre, as 50% of profits go towards the restoration of the building.
This same superb venue is also available for hire to outside promoters, theatre groups, conference organisers, and private shows, under the name of The Space.
Covid secure venue:
His Place is Covid secure, with systems in place for your safety, including taking temperatures, insisting that hand sanitiser is used, track and trace, and masks worn. We ask that even if you are mask exempt that you cover your nose and mouth while walking to your seat. Masks to be kept on unless food or drink is in front of you or your exempt.Covid level cleaning procedures are in place.
We are totally volunteer run and are working with reduced staffing as a result of volunteers shielding so please bear with us if we are not as quick to respond or to serve you.
His Place promise regarding safety to vulnerable accessing His Place.
Safeguarding policies are in place for each individual support group as well as the organisation as a whole.
Safeguarding officer - Caroline Wheeler (Café supervisor and trustee).
Ground Floor Robertson Street entrance: Ramp entrance - door bell on grab rail.
Ground floor wheelchair and scooter accessible, changing plinth, adapted cutlery and crockery, electric table, chairs with arms. Recliner sofa.
First Floor from Robertson Street entrance: 2 stair lifts, landing between.
First floor: Toilet accessible if able to walk with or without a stick / crutch. Toilet raise available.
Cambridge Road ( ESK ) entrance end: 1 step then flat entrance.
Cambridge Road ( old Post Office ) entrance end: 2 steps and grab rails, then flat area followed by 3 steps and grab rail.
We are raising funds for access equipment, and for loop system and visual aids.
Signage: Where possible throughout building, we have large print signs and pictures to aid in communicating.
We are working on menus that are available in different formats, including PECS