WFS is a non-religious outreach initiative of St Peter’s Church, BSE
Registered Charity 1134666 

Who are we?

We’re a group of individuals who are passionate about supporting young families as they grow up in the challenging times we live in.  We’ve all benefitted from the care and support of other parents who have been through the ups and downs of parenting ahead of us. And we’re really keen to share not just what we have learned from others but a combined 72 years of experience as real mums and dads.

why westgate?

We’re also passionate about Bury St Edmunds and all have some connection with the Westgate District or the local School.  We’re focusing on the School to start with because,  that’s where many of the families are.



  • For a simple chat over tea or coffee on Monday mornings at the Hyndman Centre between 9 & 10am (by appointment at the Hyndman Centre. Call Caroline on 07930 826680).
  • For informal parenting advice.
  • If your family are experiencing a difficult time.
  • If you are concerned about your children.
  • To help you access resources from other agencies.
You can connect with our free, independent and confidential help at the Hyndman Centre on Mondays between 9-10am (Call Caroline on 07930 826680).

With your agreement we can also support you where you are already receiving help from the School Pastoral Care team.

Visit our Twitter page for useful parenting tips and videos: @family_westgate 

What our Friends Say...
"Caroline has been an amazing support to myself and my family. She is extremely trustworthy, kind, sympathetic and understanding. An amazing support worker"  

WFSS is guided by a Steering Group. Click here to see the Terms of Reference of the Steering Group.
In the unlikely event that you wish to complain about the service provided by WFSS please click here to read our complaints policy.

Hyndman Centre
Hospital Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3JT


Nick Alexander, 17/01/2018