Offering help, support and a listening ear to people in need for over 30 years


Our Drop-Centre is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 11am-1pm.

We have a discipleship group on Tuesday at 12pm and fellowship on Sunday at 1pm

Colchester Central Foodbank

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am-1pm Open Door is working in partnership with Colchester Foodbank to offer food parcels to people who live in and around the town centre of Colchester.

Please click here for more info.


Since 1986 Open Door has been offering help and support to people in Colchester.

We are a Christian charity who are passionate about ensuring everyone has access to the right support and a listening ear. In a cafe style setting we offer informal and individual support.

Open Door is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.


Sunday@1 is open to everyone.


If you are struggling with your mental health, housing, benefits, addictions or anything else then we’re here to help.


There are lots of ways to support the work of Open Door. We really value your time, donations and money.

“It’s a really friendly place and I always look forward to going there, it gets me out of the house where I feel very isolated.”

Maria, Guest

“If you have any problem, this is the right place for talking: no discrimination, no judgement. Your place is the best place for helping people. If you need attention, the staff are here for you.”

Nicolas, Guest

“I have been coming here for 9-10 years and this place gives me something to get up for. I like coming to Sunday@One and the Bible study”

Sue, Guest

“If I’m honest, I think it is the most rewarding experience I have ever had.”

Tim, Volunteer