Pop-up Community Café
Pop along on Wednesdays, or contact us if you’d like to get involved
Our Pop-Up Café
Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Our Pop-Up Community Café is a welcoming space where you can pop in and find a warm welcome and a warm cup of tea. We serve free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits. Pop in to chat, have a go at our Wednesday crossword, table-top games, or try your hand at a craft activity .
Contact the Food Bank or chat to Louise or Nicole if you’d like to get involved
Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank
Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank is a work of co-operation between local churches (Victoria Park Christian Fellowship, Command Prayer Centre Ministries International (CPCMI), Community Church of the Nazarene, Manchester Yedam Korean Church of the Nazarene).
This is an independent food bank that provides free food parcels to help locally to alleviate suffering due to food poverty. Operating as a food bank distribution centre since 2013, we “rebranded” in 2017 to expand the scope of our outreach to some of the more marginalised groups in Manchester. We rely on generous donations from individuals and families in the local community, churches and businesses to provide most of the food we distribute.
Contact the Food Bank directly if you’d like to get involved or chat to one of the Pastoral Team. Find out more on the Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank website CLICK HERE
Contact Boaz Trust to see how you might support in this way
Winter Night Shelter
The Boaz Trust works to end destitution amongst asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester by providing safe accommodation and holistic support. We are amongst a number of local churches who partner with Boaz to provide emergency winter accommodation, meals and companionship to people who find themselves destitute and seeking refuge.
Due to Covid-19, Night Shelter is on a break until further notice. However, Boaz are still seeking to help people find accommodation and support. Please contact them direct or read more about Boaz and this scheme on the Boaz website CLICK HERE
Contact us or chat to Nicole or Jenny F. if you’d like to get involved
Our allotment has been running since 2010, starting in partnership with Barnabus Manchester. Together we nurtured vegetables and social skills, giving many people, including our homeless friends, a peaceful green space to relax, meet new people and enjoy looking after the garden. Our church continues to build on the original work of the partnership to grow fruits and vegetables and sustain an oasis in our urban setting.
“It’s great to come here and get away from the city”
“Coming to the allotment is like family. The only family I’ve got!”
The project was incredibly uplifting and rewarding for our friends and continues to be a valuable space for people to get green-fingered and creative by planting and looking after everything from potatoes and beans, to carrots, broccoli, corn and garlic. The space also has raised beds and a variety of plants to look after. Over the years these activities have helped people to develop trust, confidence and motivation; giving a sense of community and belonging to those who create and tend to this space.
“It’s nice to be able to help Barnabus and the church”
“When I’m here, I don’t drink”