Reaching out locally
Jesus loves unconditionally, gives freely, and brings hope, justice and new beginnings. We are called to do the same.
We are passionate about reaching out to the community around us, demonstrating and extending God’s Kingdom, and expressing the love of Father in many ways, both spiritually and practically.
Have a read below and see where you would like to get involved.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
Kingston Women’s Hub
Kingston Women’s HUB is a partnership of organisations providing holistic support to enable women to thrive after experiencing domestic violence, the criminal justice system, abuse, or multiple disadvantages. Through our partnership, we offer crisis support, individual peer-mentoring support and community support.
A telephone befriending support service in partnership with KT churches to support 18 – 65 yr olds struggling with effects of lockdown; referred to us by Staywell Social Prescribing team and Kingston Council.
Sisterhood Sanctuary is a relaxing wellbeing, health and beauty session. Where ladies can have lunch and socialise while enjoying manicures, creative crafts, facials and free product samples . We believe that every woman is worth treasuring no matter what challenges life throws at us!
Choirs are a wonderful way of reaching out to our community, encouraging people from all walks of life and backgrounds to come into a fun and engaging environment where they can establish relationships and build trust. Singing in choirs also has widely recognised positive impacts on both physical and mental health and we have seen the results of this first hand through the choirs we run.
The Good Food Co-op
We are hugely excited to be part of launching The Good Food Co-op; an innitiative to help make healthy food accessible to all in our Borough. Put simply, every box of delicious fruit and veg that is purchesed helps a local family or individual in need to receive a box.
Active Breathing Course
We are launching a 6 week course that applies breathing and singing techniques to help improve, restore and strengthen lung function of those recovering from Covid. This is being rolled out across Kingston and Richmond in partnership with the Councils, GPs, Social Prescribers and Kingston University.
Brite Box Project
Partnering with Voice of Hope, the Brite Box project helps to address the growing issue of food hunger in families. Around 400 families, across four boroughs, receive a a weekly box that has all the ingredients and a printed recipe guide along with photographs to illustrate, step by step, how to cook a healthy dinner meal together as a family. Once a month each family also receives a Baking Brite Box with all the ingredients to bake delicious, home-made family treats.
Fishponds Community Garden
Fishponds Community Garden aims to encourage the physical and mental wellbeing of those in our community. The garden has an emphasis on food growing with raised planting beds, a sensory garden and a host of green infrastructure features and pollinator-friendly planting to improve biodiversity. We are running regular and one-off community sessions in the garden.