Further ‘Soup and Sandwich’ dates for 2018

The next dates for Soup and Sandwich are (all from 6-8pm): Friday 23rd March 2018 (a week earlier due to Good Friday) Friday 27th April 2018 Friday 25th May 2018 Friday 29th June 2018 We do vary the menu from time to time and will endeavour to post updates as to the likely options…………….

Family Christmas Party – 29th December 2016

The OCWE Christmas Party for families took place on Thursday 29th December. This event has now taken place for the last 3 years and numbers have continued to increase. Last year there were 35 people in attendance, with 22 of those being children. This time we had 30 children and an overall attendance of 60….

Another successful evening…….

The Soup & Sandwich evening on 23rd October was a great success with numbers attending building steadily. The steering group met after the evening and have confirmed a further 3 dates for the Spring. These are detailed in the Calendar section on the right of this page. The Autumn Soup & Sandwich events have been…

All ready for Soup and Sandwiches

Everything is set up for the next OCWE Soup and Sandwiches event at Southgate Methodists. Food will be available from 6-8pm served in the Sykes Hall (accessed from the side of the Church on Langdale Street).

Operation Christian Welcome Elland – update October 2015

On Friday 25th September, OCWE held its first of a series of ‘Soup and Sandwich’ evenings. It was felt the evening was a great success, the more informal approach leading to a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Some ‘new’ people turned up who had not been at the previous events and they all seemed really keen…

Update – July 2015

Notes from Operation Christian Welcome Meeting Tuesday 14th July 2015 at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland A review of the meal on 16th May was held. The main points are below: Positives Approximately 25 guests attended the lunch the vast majority of whom came via the Foodbank in Halifax. This was an increase from those who attended…

Update – January 2015

Following a review of the Community Meal which was held on December 29th, the project has been renamed ‘Operation Christian Welcome – Elland’ The next OCWE Event is another Community Meal to be held on Saturday 16th May 2015.


To the members and friends of the Churches of Elland Dear Friends, In the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament it says “where there is no vision the people perish” (Proverbs 29 v18). We want to share with you a vision that  initially came from a member of the Southgate Methodist Church but is for all…