The Manna Timeline
May 2014 - Manna Community CIC is founded
Formed on 1st May 2014, Manna Community CIC is all about supporting people on life’s journey. Our vision is to create opportunities in and around the Doncaster area, that can act as a context for meeting the broad range of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs within local communities.
December 2014 - Light Up Doncaster
Manna Community projected a series of static images onto the east side of Doncaster Minster, during the 2014 advent season. Doncaster Minster, is one of Doncaster’s most well known landmarks. Around 30,000 vehicles per day, pass the Minster in each direction. The projection took place between 4pm and 8pm, on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December 2014.
2015 - Supporting The Sand House Project
Manna Community believes that a vital part of any community is maintaining links with its heritage. Heritage is much more than just historic buildings and monuments. It includes cultures & memories, landscapes & nature, and anything that makes an area unique and worth celebrating. Heritage is what gives us our sense of belonging and pride in where we live. The Sand House Experience is an ideal way to celebrate our town’s heritage.
April 2016 - First Manna Packs Given Out
Our mission at Manna Community is to support people on life’s journey. We do this in many ways through the various projects we run, one of which is the giving of Manna Packs. Some packs are given to large groups at events, simply as a gift containing items to bless and support people, and some are tailor produced for individuals, to meet a specific need.
Summer 2016 - Manna Counselling Service Launched
The importance of mental health and wellbeing is often underestimated in today’s fast paced life. At Manna we are committed to supporting people on life’s journey, and believe that everyone should have access to counselling when they need it.
September 2016 - The Manna Pop-Up Cafe Opens
At the heart of the Manna Pop-up Café is a flexible space designed specifically to support the diverse needs of the local community in areas around Doncaster. The Café first launched on Friday 9th September 2016, and sought to provide a context for connections between local organisations and local residents. Those involved include the local Church, Education, Civic and Business leaders who we are proud to work alongside.
November 2016 - Community Pastors Appointed
At Manna Community, we believe people deserve to feel valued and listened to. Part of our ministry involves the work of our Community Pastors, whose role is to connect with people on a personal level, offering support, advice and encouragement. Our Community Pastors can regularly be found in our Pop-Up Cafe, or can be contacted here.
March 2017 - Pop Up Cafe Opens on Tuesdays
Following the success of the Pop-Up Café on Fridays, our team expanded and we launched a new ‘Comfort Café’ held on Tuesdays. Here people can spend time enjoying classic comforting dishes, and also relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.