Mission Interests

Part of our vision is ‘to make Christ known’. Some of the work we support does this overtly by teaching about Jesus, whilst other aspects of it are about showing care and compassion to others in Swindon and further afield.

At Harvest we support a local charity working with those who need food and / or shelter.project and in 2016 our harvest gifts will be donated to the Filling Station.

 The Filling Station - The first Sunday of each month is dedicated to the collection of food

The Filling Station was started in 1988 and since then it has been providing hot soup and hot dogs, sandwiches etc to homeless people on a Thursday evening in the town centre from the back of a van and now a gazebo too!  For the last few years they have extended to Tuesday evenings as well. 

Toothill Church has supported the Filling Station as one of the harvest charities for many years, by donating tins of food and toiletries that are distributed weekly to those in need in Swindon. The Filling Station have issued an appeal for more support, as they are only getting about a quarter of what they need.

There is a box at the rear of the church on the first Sunday of the month for anyone to contribute gifts to the Filling Station. So here is a challenge ... When you buy your own shopping why not purchase 2/3 cans for the box.  Please make sure the tins you provide are food that can be eaten straight out of the tin – these people live rough and do not have cookers! ... (Reminder: Provide single size with ring pull openings where possible)

Food can be brought along any Sunday and put in the box provided.


Water Aid - Buckets of Pennies appealWater Aid 2016

We regularly collect small change during lent to supply clean drinking water and sanitation to those in need.
For Lent 2016 Please bring your jars of change to the Easter Day Service 27 March
 

 

Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal

 

Operation Christmas Child 

If you would like to fill a shoebox to send to a child who otherwise would receive no gifts please take any shoe boxes to St Mary's Lydiard Tregoze.

Closing date November 2016

 

 

 

 


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