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In accordance with new Government restrictions which places Christchurch in Tier 4, our community cafe, The Water Lily Cafe, will not be reopening as usual after the Christmas holidays. Please note that the work of The Water Lily Project to support vulnerable women in Christchurch and the surrounding areas will still continue. Our website has lots of details on how we can help you or a woman you may be worried about. We also have a list of useful local numbers of support agencies on our website that can help you in times of crisis.

The Water Lily Project does not have an out of hours’ service. If you need urgent help, please call:
Samaritans FREE on: 116 123 
National Domestic Violence FREE on: 0808 2000247
Social Services on: 01202 657279 (Mon – Thu 5:15pm – 8:30am).
For other useful numbers during times of crisis, please visit