The Transformation group is always thinking of ways to connect with our parish. As a sign of God’s love in the community we also plan local outreach events such as Maundy Thursday shoe shining in Victoria station. We are a collection point for the Westminster Food bank. We also hold various social events and will do so again when it is possible.
All our Christingle donations (including those from school) will be given to The Children's Society.
The Xavier Project - The Xavier Project offers support to refugee children in East Africa and has been recommended by our verger Callum. They aim to increase access to quality education delivered in a safe space for refugee children. By working in solidarity with community-run organisations and schools, they successfully deliver pioneering programmes to thousands of students across East Africa. This is achieved through school sponsorship, scholarship programmes and extra-curricular activities that enhance children’s learning opportunities in urban and settlement settings. Their website is here.
The Passage - St Peter’s has a long time connection with The Passage. Each year we, along with St Peter’s school, give a harvest donation of food and clothing and several people from our congregation regularly volunteer with The Passage. Their vision is to offer welcome, dignity and respect whilst providing homeless people with support to transform their own lives. They do this through running London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre helping up to 200 men and women each day. They offer professional advice and help according to the client’s need with the overall goal of supporting people out of homelessness. Their website is here.
It has been a joy meeting people from around the world and helping them to feel welcome in their new home. We have 15 visitors from St Peter’s and have visited over 30 people from a multitude of countries. We host regular social events where people come together for fun and mutual support. The greatest aspect of Welcome Boxes is our focus on building friendships. It is our hope that Welcome Boxes will continue to grow as it seeks to respond to the ever-increasing need to welcome refugees as Christ has welcomed us.
For more information, to offer support or to join as a volunteer, contact the Priest Missioner - Revd Julie Khovacs:
or phone 07540 418623