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
You can find out more in the sections below.
Foodbank at the Yard is open again on Wednesdays (10am - 12:30pm)
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 email@example.com or phone us 020 7326 9428.
By appointment only, for the summer (14th July - 1st September)
Over the summer, Growbaby will be open by appointment only.
Please sign up to an appointment slot, using the links below. Alternatively, please call the church office on 020 8785 9530.
Growbaby runs every Thursday from 10am - 12:00pm at The Yard, 401-403 Tildesley Road, Putney, SW15 3BD.
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 income, background, or faith, every Thursday from 10am - 12:00pm. No referral is necessary, although please sign up to an appointment over the summer, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like to support Growbaby, you can do so here:
Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers
'I was a stranger and you invited me in' Matt 25:35
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:
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 email@example.com. We would love to hear from you and help support you in whatever ways we can.
Watch a Welcome message here:
You are very welcome here...
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Sunday 7 August
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 7 August 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. Come early.
All welcome & all free!
More details here: Feast