Every Sunday morning we serve a hot take-away breakfast in our courtyard to people going through homelessness or living on low incomes.
Who We Are
A volunteer team of about 25 people, coordinated by Robin our Food Hospitality Worker.
What We Do
Serve a hot take-away breakfast every Sunday morning to people going through homelessness or living on low incomes.
Arrange to come in for a trial shift to see what’s involved, and then volunteer with us on a monthly rota.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdowns in March 2020, we began to serve a hot takeaway breakfast on Sunday mornings to people going through homelessness or living on low incomes.
As social distancing reduced, we moved our food service from the side-door of the church into our courtyard, so that our guests have space to sit and chat.
We serve tea & coffee to our guests from 8.30am, and food from 9am to 10am.
We have a wonderful volunteer team of about 25 people overall, with about 7 volunteers on each Sunday. Some will be busy in the kitchen; others coming up and down the stairs with food and drinks; others in the courtyard welcoming and serving guests.
Volunteers preparing food and drinks arrive at church by 7.15am, and everyone else by 8am. The volunteer shift ends at 10.30am.
We currently serve about 60-70 guests each Sunday.
This project is funded through our Solidarity Fund.
In 2022 we launched our new café, a social enterprise, with Redemption Roasters, working with individuals who were formerly incarcerated to build new lives through education and employment in the speciality coffee business.
A free drop-in counselling service in the St James’s courtyard
Monday & Tuesday 10am – 7pm
Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm (Saturday closes at 4pm)
We are a member of West London Citizens. Together we develop local leaders, strengthen local organisations and make change.
Empowering people to establish connections and thrive in a new home and community.