Two churches working with the community to make Wanstead a better place for everyone

Fundamental to our faith is the belief that we are called to take the light and love of Christ out into the world, including into its forgotten corners.

“Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.”

Luke 3.11

Redbridge Foodbank

One of the ways that we seek to play a wider part in the life of our wider community is through our regular support of the Redbridge Foodbank.

Bereavement Cafe

Meeting in the vestry at Christ Church on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.45am to 12.30pm, this informal drop-in cafe is set up with small tables perfect for intimate chats to share bereavement issues and coping strategies, whether recent or long term. Coffee, tea and cake are provided.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

We offer a Chaplaincy service at Snaresbrook Crown Court from 12-2pm daily.

National and international charities

We regularly support a number of national  and international Charities throughout the year such as Christian Aid and the Children’s Society.

We are also proud to be a supporter of Project Malachi – a vision for a new ‘pop-up hostel’ in Ilford, East London. Led by the Salvation Army in Ilford, and supported by a sponsoring committee of senior local faith leaders, Project Malachi is a radical new approach to entrenched rough sleeping, creating a new kind of homelessness hostel.

International Partnerships

Alongside our brothers and sisters at Wanstead United Reformed Church, we share in a long standing link with Christus Kirche, a church in the small town of Engelskirchen, east of Cologne, which is part of the largest protestant church in Germany.

The principal expression of this link has been an annual visit, with a group of parishioners coming from Engelskirchen to Wanstead and a return visit in the following year. Visitors enjoy the hospitality of local families, and a dynamic programme of visits and shared worship.