The Ark offers a weekly meal to those who are homeless, economically disadvantaged or simply seeking friendship with others.
The Ark team meet at 5:30 to pray before welcoming the guests. At 6:00 there is a short gospel talk from one of the team before the team serve guests a meal and eat with them.
The meal is always a hot main course and a pudding. There is always the opportunity to pray with and for any who request it and at the end of the evening team and guests share in a prayer circle, each sharing prayer requests for themselves or others before praying together.
A recent innovation has been to do a short Bible study for guests at 5:00 for those who have shown interest in finding out more about faith. The team share responsibility for cooking, setting up, chatting with guests, serving drinks, heading out into town to invite those they encounter, leading the talk, clearing up and washing dishes.
The evenings are busy but there is always a warm welcome and the food is excellent!