CHARITY AND ACTION GROUPS
Cafod reaches out to people living in poverty with
practical help, whatever their religion or culture. They
also campaign for global justice, so that every woman,
man and child can live a full and dignified life.
Part of the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network.
frontline care professionals, doctors, and social workers
give food bank vouchers to people in crisis. It provides
emergency food to thousands of people nationwide
First Sunday of each month the parish
donates non-perishable food stuff to the
local foodbank in Colindale.
This is a visible expression of the churches working
together to provide assistance to the elderly and less able
in our community, for example lifts to hospitals, doctors,
dentists and home visits for the lonely. The GNS runs
2 lunch clubs, a weekly shopping bus, and small
Office: Wilberforce Centre, St Paul’s Church,
The Ridgeway, NW7 1QU
Office Tel No: (020) 8906 3340
Office Hours: Weekdays 9am – 1pm
Friends of the Passage
This is a Parish Group that seeks to assist the work of
the Passage by being available to serve as volunteers
where needed and to help us as a Parish to focus on
the needs of the homeless.
Jasmine Women’s Group
Creative Project for refugee women organised in association
with Barnet Refugee Centre. This is an opportunity for women
to make social contacts improve their self-esteem and
self-confidence through learning new skills and work
towards a positive integration. It is also a potential platform
to invite speakers to talk about relevant health and social
issues. It meets on Friday mornings in the hall.
This is a UK and Sri Lankan registered charity for the poor, the elderly and mentally and physically disabled, offering Community Nursing Service in Kotahena, the Tsunami devastated area of Payagala and now also in Anuradhapura districts. More details
can be found in the narthex of the church.
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children:
the largest and oldest pro-life group in the UK.
Volunteers from Sacred Heart Church, together with the members of other Churches, assist in offering Night Shelter for one or two nights a week to home- less people during the winter months. John Keble Church have kindly offered their church premises for this purpose. Volunteers help by cooking a meal for up to 20 people;
or by assisting as a welcoming volunteer (6 pm to 10.pm) to serve and eat an evening meal with the clients; or supervise an overnight shift (9.30pm to 7.am); or help during Morning shift (6.45am to 9.am) to serve breakfast and tidy up the premises.
Exists to collect and distribute disused or unwanted
spectacles to those in need. Parishioners are asked
to leave unwanted spectacles in the Vision Aid box under
the table in the narthex.