What’s going on in our local community?
KingsGate Church is involved in several local community projects that reach out to people in need in a variety of ways. There is so much you can get involved with! Browse the projects below and use the Volunteer button to register your interest.
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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.
KingsGate Adult and Toddler Group
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