What is it about?
City Mission is all about providing some sort of fellowship to our family who don’t have any one place to call home. We aim to give them a sense of home through spending time together every Tuesday as well as providing some to discuss our faith, the reason for our hope. and try to remove barriers that our family in Christ may have.
It targets mainly people who don’t have a place to call home and are willingly to accept some help. What is discussed varies from person to person, however in general, it can be anything from how their weeks have to the bible or even a topic of Apologetics. We try to give them a space where they can talk about whatever it is that they’d like to discuss.
The general feeling at city mission is joy – we are lucky that we have been given this opportunity to go and share some of our time with some of our family, who otherwise, may not have any (respectable) human contact through out the week. It allows us to fulfill our duty as Christians who have been instructed to care and love for our family, regardless of race, colour, spiritual background, financial background or what they believe in.
When and where?
The service takes place every Tuesday from 7.30 p.m. until around 11 p.m.
It is broken up into three parts:
- Every last Tuesday of the month, we gather and do an indoor mission at St. Saviour’s Church in Pimlico.
- Every other Tuesday, we gather at Holy Apostles Catholic Church also in Pimlico, and prepare some food bags for distribution. We then take the prepared bags, any clean donated clothes, some instruments and our faith to an enclosed street called Spenser Street in Victoria. This is the meeting point that all of our extended family meet us at to hand the food and spend some time together.
- In parallel to this, every Tuesday we have two other teams who take to the streets of the Strand and Goodge street, which is a walk about mission. The team takes brollies filled with food, some hot flasks of tea, coffee and soup, and begin distributing to the people who are unable to move from their ‘spot’ and meet us at Spenser Street.