Mission

We are proud to support the following as part of our parish commitment towards mission and outreach ...

The Swindon Foodbank

At present there are an estimated 30,500 income deprived people living in Swindon.  This is equivalent to 1 in 6 adults.  Launched in 2005 and working alongside local support agencies, the Swindon Food bank aims to provide practical help and food to those in financial crisis.  It is entirely funded by local people and staffed by volounteers.  The Foodbank Distribution Centre is held at S. Aldhelm's.

The Harbour Project for Swindon Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The Harbour project was founded by local people in May 2000 at the time of the Kosovo crisis.  The drop-in centre is for refugees and asylum seekers of all backgrounds and offers a friendly welcome.  The drop-in centre, which is staffed largely by volunteers, operates on Monday - Friday fom 11.00 am - 2.00 pm in S. Luke's Hall, located in Broad Street.  Visitors come to socialise, seek advice and to use the other facilities on offer.

The Broadgreen Breakfast Club

The Broadgreen Breakfast Club was initially set up some 15 years ago by local citizens concerned about the level of homelessness in Swindon.  The club is managed by a committee of trustees, workers and volounteers and is open every day except Sunday from 7.00 - 9.00 am in S. Luke's Church Hall in Broad Street.  The homeless are able to come and enjoy a cooked breakfast, as well as seeking advice and support.  A community nurse also visits the Breakfast Club on a weekly basis.

The Diocese of Lebombo

The Anglican Church in the Province of Southern Africa.  Our parish has had an association with the Diocese of Lebombo that dates as far back as 1906.