We’ve partnered with some great Christian organisations both locally and further afield. Partnering means we support these organisations financially and in prayer. To find out more or to get involved follow the link to our partner websites or email the contact person listed.
Ace of Clubs is a family-like community providing transformative support for those who are homeless, vulnerable and otherwise marginalised in the local area. At their centre on St Alphonsus Road, Ace of Clubs provide for the immediate needs of those in desperate circumstances with safe shelter, food, warmth, clothing, laundry, showers and advice.
All Saints Clapham Park is a lively community church situated off Brixton Hill, near Brixton prison. HTC support the church by providing an intern at the church in the role of Parish Missioner. This role is to lead and support the congregation at All Saints, and empower the church to reach out to the local community with the good news of Jesus.
Holy Trinity Clapham supports the Brixton branch of the Norwood & Brixton foodbank, which is part of The Trussell Trust network. There is a collection box by the front door to the church for donating items. You can find a list of urgently needed items on the Brixton Foodbank website, please follow the link below. If you need vouchers for the foodbank contact Diane Grano, our Community Mission Coordinator.
The Clapham Night Hub is located at the Methodist Church on Clapham High Street and is open every Friday and Saturday night from 11.00pm to 5.00am. The Hub was set up in December 2012 by the Clapham Methodist Church with support from Churches Together in Clapham (see below). Street Pastors on Clapham High Street started more recently when we worked with them to train up members of our church, and other churches, as Street Pastors.
Holy Trinity Clapham is part of Churches Together in Clapham which in turn is part of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the umbrella organisation helping to bring these Christian churches together under Christian unity. There are various meetings and services throughout the year, and a number of local projects that CTiC support. The current Chair and Secretary of CTiC are members of HTC - Clare Chalmers and Mark Potter, and Rosy Skinner is a member of the Standing Committee.
FAST is run by a member of our congregation Kerry Astin who is the CEO. As a charity based in our community, some of our church members often volunteer to help equip and transform the lives of young people living on the local Patmore Estate. 1 in 3 people in the area are unemployed and have never worked, and local young people rated youth provision in the area under 2 out of 10. FAST aims to change that statistic through outreach, coaching, employability schemes, drop-ins and events.
The parish school in Victoria Rise is a single form entry C of E primary school with capacity for 500 pupils. Members of the Youth & Children’s staff team run ‘Ignite’ a weekly prayer group at the school for pupils in KS2 and many of the pupils from Macaulay attend Blaze and Wired Groups at HTC every Friday. Jago Wynne, our Rector, is ex-officio on the Governing Body and Foundation Governors are appointed by our PCC.
The Robes Project, founded in 2007, is a temporary winter night shelter which runs every night from November to April for up to 20 guests each night. In 2015-16, 20 church venues with over 500 volunteers from 24 churches. provided food, shelter and support for a total of 45 guests who would otherwise have been sleeping rough. 19 of those guests were helped to move off the streets into permanent accommodation. Many of the church family help with the project, as individuals, or as whole Connect Groups serving together.
Royal Trinity Hospice is in our parish and provides skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. It supports people living in central and south west London community, at home and at the hospice. Care is centred on the unique needs of each individual. Services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. Trinity has been providing this vital support for 125 years - caring for 1,500 people in 2015.
Established by William Wilberforce and a group from HTC in 1804, the Bible Society has been one of our longest running partners. The Bible Society aims to translate and distribute the Bible to as many countries as possible. We particularly focus on supporting their “Bibles for Alpha” project. Integrating the free gift of a Bible as part of prison-based Alpha courses supports and sustains Alpha’s transformational impact on prisoner’s lives. For example, in South Africa, re-offending amongst prisoners has dropped in some cases from seventy down to seven percent.
We are one of many churches who support the work of Christian Aid. Our particular focus is on a project in Sierra Leone promoting gender equality and increased participation of women in the social, economic aspects of their community so that poor and marginalised women and men have equal access to resources and services and thrive within a responsible state.
CMS was started in 1799 by members of HTC including Wilberforce, Thornton and the then Rector, John Venn. Currently, we are supporting two mission partners; David and Sara Longe working in Israel and Palestine helping to bring peace and unity to those lands, and Beom Jin and Marie-Laure Shin working in troubled parts of East Asia.
We support Simon Guillebaud and his family doing amazing work with GLO in Burundi. The vision of GLO is to see the transformation of Burundi from the bottom up as well as the top down, through the inspired leadership and practical actions of Christians of integrity, modelling the love of God in their families, work places and communities in order to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Burundi.
IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence and the effects of human trafficking in the developing world. Their focus is on rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors and strengthening justice systems. Our focus is on supporting the field office in Bangalore, India.
Together with local project partners, WeSeeHope enable communities in Africa to support and sustain the orphaned and vulnerable children in their midst. We have a particular focus on supporting Kids Clubs in Uganda that have been set up with the Salvation Army as a partner organization. Kids’ Clubs provide a safe place where children can gather, make friends, play and learn, without fear of stigma, abuse or exploitation. Children struggling with trauma have access to counselling, particularly vulnerable orphans are identified and given further specialist care, and parents and guardians are also empowered economically so they are better able to support their families.
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