House of Good

Doing Good Works

Our August 2021 round up of some of the good things taking place in church buildings.

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Chorley St Laurence serving those in need

Photo : Barrie Price (CC-BY-sa2.0)

Every Monday evening, St. Laurence’s Church in Chorley, Lancashire, manifests the purest form of community expression possible… by providing a meal free of charge to anyone who needs one. More details

Community fridge in Inverness neighbourhood aims to cut food wastage

A community fridge is being set up in an Inverness neighbourhood in a bid to reduce food waste and provide support for those who need it.

The project in Culloden is being led by the church-run GoodNESS Project and has received funding of £2400 from food retailer Scotmid to get it off the ground. More details.

Community grocery opens at Netherton Baptist Church

Photo: Community Grocery, Netherton

More than 100 people signed up to become members of a community grocery when it opened in Emmanuel Baptist Church in Liverpool. It aims to help local residents with their weekly food shop at a time when many households have been feeling the financial impact of Covid-19. More details.

St Austin Catholic Church, Stafford is a ‘Church of Sanctuary’

Photo; Geoff Pick (CC-BY-SA2.0)

This status of recognition has been awarded by Stafford Welcomes Refugees and Stafford Town of Sanctuary, to celebrate the great work St Austin’s Church has done to welcome refugees into the community.

Horsham church supports young people and mental health

Photo: West Sussex Gazette

A reflective space at St Mary’s, Horsham, West Sussex, has officially opened to offer creative resources and a place to pray to support the mental health of young people and the wider society. More details

St George’s, Stalybridge provides meals for the elderly

The ‘Georges Kitchen’ initiative began after St George’s, Stalybridge in Greater Manchester was approached by residents of Ridge Hill who suggested the use of the facility to cook meals for the elderly and housebound. More details

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