“For when I was hungry, you gave me food, when thirsty, you gave me drink, when naked, you clothed me...” (Matthew 25 v 35)
St Stephens is involved, along with other local churches, in the running of, or support of, the following services.
Help with Debt
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) aims to relieve poverty and bring justice to those in need through top quality debt counselling, in such a way that people experience and respond to the love of Jesus. This is done through a local Debt Centre, Money Courses and Job Clubs - if you want help find CAP locally.
Ealing Soup Kitchen
Ealing Soup Kitchen is run by a group of local churches, including St Stephen’s and is open every Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm - 5 pm, in the church room at St. John’s Church, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, serving hot food and drinks to the homeless and needy - if you are in need, just turn up.
St Stephen's runs the Soup kitchen once every eight weeks and we welcome people who are committed to serving this way as part of our outreach to the community, contact us here
. We are sorry, but due to the nature of the work we are unable to accommodate one off casual volunteers or those under 18 years old.
Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter
The Shelter provides emergency dormitory style accommodation for up to 14 guests from those who are sleeping on the streets, are at immediate risk of rough sleeping locally and the ‘hidden homeless’. The shelter is open from the beginning of December to the end of March. Each night a different local church (including St Stephen's) opens its doors to our guests, providing a hot meal, somewhere to sleep, breakfast and above all else, companionship and friendship.
To use the Night Shelter people must be to be referred by St Mungo’s outreach team (020 8840 9653), Acton Homeless Concern (020 8992 5768) or Ealing Soup Kitchen (020 8566 3507 x208). Link to website.
Ealing Foodbank provides emergency food for local people in crisis. If you need help, professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations, such as social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Clients then bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. Link to website.