Serving the community with free haircuts and kindness

Christ Church Worksop has partnered with local volunteers to pilot a free haircut session which is being offered to members of the community in need.

With no need to book the doors opened for the first session on the 27th July from 12 to 4pm, when a group of hairdressers connected to Christ Church gave free haircuts to members of the community who dropped in for a trim.

The group seeks to serve the community with their hairdressing skills and continue Christ Church’s vision to be a community of grace loving God and neighbour, and there will be other opportunities through the project for haircuts in the future.

Rebecca, one of the hairdressers involved in the project, says:

“We want to serve those who are in great need. It is not just a haircut, it is a boost in their self-esteem, it’s kindness and care.”

Vicar of Christ Church, Worksop and St Luke’s Shireoaks, and Chaplain for Worksop Town Football Club, the Rev’d Luiz Lima said: “New members of the church are coming with a fresh understanding of the vision of the church to love God and neighbour and, as a result, they want to be a blessing in the community by offering their own gifts like hair cutting as a way to serve the area.

“We are starting to gather momentum and hope people will benefit from this. Sometimes it is hard to say yes to help but we are encouraged.”

For more information please contact the Revd Luiz Lima: revluizlima@outlook.com

Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hihtxusocfelepa/AACIi0xGWzzDnmXbU7gMvv7qa?dl=0

by Brian Pickering.