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Reaching Out

The Yard

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WHAT IS THE YARD?

The Yard is our community space on the Ashburton estate in Putney and our base for a range of community-focused initiatives.

WHERE IS IT?

401 - 403 Tildesley Road, Putney, SW15 3BD

Click here to see where The Yard is on a map.

You can find out more in the sections below.

Foodbank

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Foodbank at the Yard is open again on Wednesdays (10am - 12:30pm)

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Foodbank at the Yard is open between 10am & 12:30pm on Wednesdays.

Foodbank runs from the Yard on Wednesdays between 10 & 12:30pm and helps get the immediate practical help people need in terms of emergency food and essential toiletries.

Our guests will also have the chance to chat with our friendly, trained volunteers about any difficulties you may be facing and what help is available.

Our Foodbank advisers will be available to offer expert advice to help resolve some of the problems that are causing financial hardship and foodbank need – most commonly around benefit payments, for instance when people have lost jobs or are working reduced hours, or are too unwell to work.

If you’re facing severe financial hardship and need help and support, please visit the Foodbank Get Help page to find out how we can help.

You’ll also find information about Wandsworth Council’s support grants for residents in hardship, which we recommend applying for. They’re grants not loans, so you won’t need to pay them back.

For further information about Foodbank Welcome Centres, please email info@wandsworth.foodbank.org.uk or phone us 020 7326 9428.

Foodbank Locations

Growbaby

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Growbaby Hi Res

The aim of Growbaby is to provide good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment, completely free of charge, to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income, background, or faith.

Growbaby at the Yard is open to all, regardless of of income, background, or faith every Thursday from 10am - 12:00pm. No referral is necessary, guests can just come along and we will do all we can to provide support, equipment and clothing.

If you have any new or good quality second-hand baby clothes and equipment, or would like to be involved in some way, do contact Kate Woodward (kate@swlv.org.uk).

If you would like to support Growbaby, you can do so here:

Make a financial gift to Growbaby

Growbaby Amazon Wish List

Growbaby runs every Thursday from 10am - 12:00pm at The Yard, 401-403 Tildesley Road, Putney, SW15 3BD

Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers

'I was a stranger and you invited me in' Matt 25:35

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Through our community centre, The Yard, our hope, as a local church, in partnership with others, is to tackle issues of immigration and make a positive difference to refugees & those seeking asylum.

As a first step towards this, SW London Vineyard has joined with the Welcome Churches network as we seek to love and welcome the stranger, whatever their cultural background.

Welcome Churches’ vision is to see No Refugee Alone. They partner with local churches to help welcome refugees and asylum seekers to their local community.

You can find out more information about the work of Welcome Churches here:

Welcome Churches

If you, or anyone you know, are a refugee or asylum seeker, we would love to connect with you and extend you a warm welcome, so please do get in touch mail@swlv.org.uk. We would love to hear from you and help support you in whatever ways we can.

Watch a Welcome message here:

خوش آمدید - Welcome

ښه راغلاست - Welcome

مرحبا بكم - Welcome

Bienvenido - Welcome

Bienvenue - Welcome

You are very welcome here...

خیر مقدم

欢迎

mirëseardhje

xoş gəlmisiniz

բարի գալուստ

ကြိုဆိုပါတယ်။

მოგესალმებით

સ્વાગત છે

bi xêr hatî

स्वागत छ

wilujeng sumping

soo dhawoow

ਸੁਆਗਤ ਹੈ

Feast

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Sunday 12 June

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Feast is for everyone and is a chance for the church community & the local community to gather for a Feast!

Our next Feast will be from 12:30 - 2pm on Sunday 12 June at the Yard (401-403 Tildesley Road, London, SW15 3BD) and you would be more than welcome to come along.

We'll be serving a range of delicious food (including vegetarian, vegan & GF options) and, hopefully, this time there'll be enough for everyone. We suggest you come early.

All welcome & all free!

More details here: Feast

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'I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

Matt 25:36

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