Loving people into the arms of Jesus.
Running on Thursday and Saturday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm, Hope Kitchen aims to partner with Jesus in preaching good news to the poor, proclaiming freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Volunteers from many local churches join together in this precious work of serving the marginalised by bringing comfort, food and a listening ear week by week.
For many people who come along on Thursday and Saturday evenings Hope Kitchen is quite literally a Godsend. Bridget says “I’m treated as one of the family. It’s a good place to go if you’re lonely.” while for James it is, “Something to look forward to. I enjoy the chats and the food. Nice cup of coffee too!”
The kitchen team is always kept busy - fresh soup and sandwiches are made on the premises and we now serve buns and cakes too thanks to the kindness of a local bakery.
Dr Mike Cooper in his role as both Chairman of Hope Kitchen and volunteer comments, “I believe volunteering at Hope Kitchen is a great way to put your faith into action. Some Christians can spend too much time in their churches and know too little about how difficult life can be for many people. Jesus was often found talking to people on the margins of society and had a message of hope for them. I have found it a privilege to be part of Hope Kitchen where we can listen to and learn from many people and offer them food, friendship and that same hope.”
If you would like to find out more how you can help or support the work of Hope Kitchen please email us with your details, and we will contact you.