The Salvation Army in Saffron Walden is offering an 'oasis of calm' for people feeling overwhelmed, worn out or in need of a friendly chat.

Oasis drop-ins take place at the hall on Abbey Lane and provide 'a respite from the trials and tribulations of modern life', with toast and hot drinks available.

From Wednesday, July 26, the drop-in sessions are changing its times to an hour later, from 11.30pm to 3pm.

The project has been running for over a year, and is led by Tony Attwood, who says it has proved popular.

He said: "It provides free refreshment which leads to relationships being built. 

"Many of the people who come are building relationships with each other. It is growing into a community."


Joyce, who attends regularly, said she "greatly benefits" from the sessions, which all are welcome to attend.

She said: "I saw the sign and came in. It’s a place where you can be alone with God, being nowhere yet somewhere and there is someone who is willing to listen. 

"It has made me feel better by being able to talk to God and other people."

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