As one of the designated ‘warm hubs’ for the town, Haslemere Methodist Church on Lion Green is welcoming people into the warmth of its Open Door café from 10am to midday from Tuesday to Saturday each week.

The sanctuary of the church is also open during these times as a place of peace where people can sit quietly to reflect and to pray as they remember those caught up in the tragedy of the Turkish/Syrian earthquake.

There is also an opportunity to contribute to the Disaster Emergency Relief Fund. The church has agreed to match any donations. An initial donation has been sent off quickly and further sums will follow as they accumulate.

A church spokesman said: “All are welcome to come into the warm and to enjoy the coffee as well as to sit quietly in the peace of the worship space.”