Our Harvest Festival service will be held on Sunday 14 October and will take the form of all-age worship. Once again this year we are asking you to bring gifts of food or money to support the Westminster Food Bank, based at Westminster Chapel.
The Food Bank publishes a list of items which are acceptable, and this will be circulated with the church notices nearer the time of the Harvest Festival. Items should be unopened and undamaged and have a “best before” date at least three months away.
This year we will also give some of what we collect to the young homeless residents of Bruce House. As part of our plans for the Tercentenary we have been renewing our contact with the facility at Bruce House which is run by Centrepoint. So far we have provided them with goodie bags at Christmas and Easter eggs, but they also maintain a “store cupboard” of non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries etc which can be used to help residents in an emergency. We will also circulate a list of the sort of items which would be useful to the residents so that you can organise your shopping in good time.