A PADGATE church will be opening its doors one day a week to offer a place of warmth with free drinks and snacks for anyone who needs it.

Elmwood Avenue Church is utilising its space every Friday morning between 10am and 1pm to allow residents to come in and enjoy some company, a friendly chat and a free beverage.

Snacks and drinks will be accessible on arrival and ‘everyone is welcome’.

As well as this, the church will also be hosting a pre-loved children’s clothes event on the first Friday of every month.

A spokesperson for Elmwood Church said: “These pre-loved clothes are being offered in return for a voluntary donation to the Warrington Foodbank, although this is optional.

“The aim is to support families who are struggling to afford children's clothes due the cost-of-living crisis.”