Despite being in an increasingly interconnected world, loneliness and social isolation is a prevalent issue for many. This is very often the case for those who become vulnerable, highlighting the need for positive relationships.

This is why we have developed our ‘Friends’ initiative.

What is Friends?

‘Friends’ is an initiative to bring people together, built with a team of volunteers with a heart for supporting those in the community.

Our volunteers will meet with our Friends for conversations over breakfast and in time, will build long-term relationships with our Friends in order to support their journey towards social inclusion. 

At Matthew 25:40, we want love, care and compassion to be the driver of what brings us together, building meaningful connections between people and our ‘Friends’. 

When will it run?

Due to current restrictions, we now meet between 11:00am – 12:30pm outside the Council House in Nottingham Market Square, in accordance with government guidelines until further notice.

*Sessions will normally take place in Malt Cross, St James St following restrictions

How can I help?

As an individual: Friends is open to all so we’d love for you to come down to one of our Saturday meets. If you’d like to join the volunteer team, we’d be glad to have a chat with you. You can also get in touch with us at if you’d like further information.

As an organisation: We recognise the amazing work done by organisations in Nottingham to support those who are vulnerable; we would welcome faith-based organisations to help us build an interconnected network of support for all those who are homeless and vulnerable in the community. If you are interested in partnering with us, please email us at

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