Keith Bell and Philip Burns. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Welcome Wednesdays is a new community-based venture of St John’s Presbyterian Church.

It starts on June 13 and continues each Wednesday after that.

The church hall meeting room at 35-41 Forest Street will be open from 10am until 1pm as a community drop in centre for conversation, friendship, a hot drink, craft activities and more.

The venture is being led by Reverend Keith Bell, who, with his wife Jenny, moved to Bendigo at the start of 2018 after serving at the Alice Springs Presbyterian Church since 2013.

“New migrants to Bendigo wanting to practise their English conversation are most welcome, as are their children,” Rev Bell said.

Rev Bell became the part-time assistant minister/cross cultural worker at St John’s at the end of April, working alongside the Minister of St John’s, Rev Philip Burns.

Rev Bell is very keen to meet as many from the community as can fit in the hall.

For more information or if you have any questions contact the church on 5443 6189.