Breakfast fellowship in Cromer for forces veterans
An Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club (AFVBC) has started meeting again in North Norfolk, ending the recent social isolation of veterans during pandemic restrictions. Tony Rothe reports.
Twenty-two people gathered for the breakfast at Breaker’s Café in Cromer on Pentecost Sunday, May 23. The event was organised by Bishop Dr John Mills RN from the Evangelical Christian Church in England who lives in Holt, a Veterans’ Chaplain, and the founder of the Club.
The meeting started off with a brief time of remembrance for those comrades who had died since the last meeting in February 2020 and those who have suffered through the Covid 19 pandemic. Bishop John led the group in a time of prayer, thanksgiving, and reflection, followed by a presentation of an AFVBC Cromer plaque to café proprietor Martin Rodwell, Nikki Rodwell and the staff of Breaker’s Café, thanking them for all the support they have given to local veterans.
Everyone then had a great breakfast and good comradeship.
AFVBC Cromer will meet at the café on the third Sunday of every month at 10am. Serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are very welcome.
Breaker’s Café is at 28 Garden Street, Cromer, NR27 9HN
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Pictured, top, are Nikki Rodwell, Martin Rodwell and Bishop John, and, below, some of the veterans and their families enjoying breakfast at the café. Photos are courtesy of John Mills.
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