Lighthouse is the avenue through which SAINT serves people in need in our community. We provide practical and relational support. 

Lighthouse meets for a community meal in four locations across East London, we are so looking forward to welcoming you.

We run gardening sessions, hygiene and clothing pop-ups, food pantry, money matters advice, digital inclusion workshops and CV support amongst our wider signposting services.


Our flagship programme exists for anyone in need of support. We provide an excellent hot nutritious meal and a community space full of a wide variety of support and activities.

Hackney Church House: Wednesdays 12-2pm

(NHS Community Social prescribers on the last of the month)

St Mary’s Leyton: Thursdays 12-2pm

(Digital Inclusion workshops 2nd and 4th of the month)

St Leonard’s Shoreditch: Thursdays 12-2pm


We would love your help in serving our local community and those most in need. Sign up here to be part of Lighthouse.

Are you a business looking to do a charity volunteering day? We have multiple options and  would love to hear from you. Email to get in touch.


Please support our work, you could help us buy:

Thank you for supporting the work of Lighthouse.

  • £10  provides five people with a hot nutritious meal and a warm safe space to belong. 
  • £30 provides two hygiene packages supporting those in crisis who desperately need it.
  • £100 provides food for one of our locations once a week.


Little Lighthouse is an afterschool club for 6 – 11 year olds and includes crafts, sports, games and a hot dinner. Younger siblings are also welcome but must be accompanied by their grown-up. We love parents / carers to stay, play or just hang out. Little Lighthouse is the families of East London. 

West Ham Church: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm


Lighthouse has an exciting new opportunity for six people to embark on a fully paid six week floristry employability programme based in Hackney Central. 

This course is designed for people who are interested in a career in floristry and are overcoming significant challenges and barriers to employment but are looking to re-enter the world of work. The carefully curated course will provide both practical floristry skills, holistic care as well as tools to equip and empower the attendees of the course. 

Through this course you will: 

  • Create a portfolio of your work captured by a professional photographer
  • Begin to build up a community of florists
  • Be able to keep all the flowers and items you make
  • Become ‘Work ready’ with help in determining your next steps following the course


Application deadline: Friday 8th March

Informal Interview: Week beginning 11th March 

Sessions: Wednesdays 10am – 2pm. 

  1. 3rd April 
  2. 10th April
  3. 17th April 
  4. 24th April 
  5. 1st May 
  6. 8th May 
  7. Installation on Saturday 11th May and Community Event 12th May.


  • Age 18 – 50
  • Applying for this programme is a commitment to learning a new skill and finding employment, attendance is incredibly important.
  • Please complete the application form below and the team will be in contact with you.

To request a physical copy or find out any more information please email


Introducing Friday Flowers – a continuation of the Lighthouse Floristry Programme. Bouquets of British Grown Seasonal Mixed Flowers.  You can pre-order your bunch (via the link below) for collection from our friends @badmanners on Friday 7th June. All proceeds go towards Lighthouse, supporting those on the margins of society.



The Lighthouse Furniture Project (Dwell) is our new initiative, starting Summer 2024! Run by a team of volunteers, the goal of this new project is to help those in need to establish a place that feels like home. Whether recently moving into unfurnished social housing, or in established accommodation but in desperate need of new furniture, our Lighthouse guests can often struggle to afford items that ensure their house feels like home. The Lighthouse Furniture Project will work with these guests to assist those in need to access furniture items, helping to create a safe-space that can point towards a hope-filled future.


There are multiple ways to get involved: whether you have furniture items to donate, or you are able to give up some spare time to volunteer with the project, please email sign up for more information!

Our work in this season is supported by the the Church Revitalisation Trust as part of the #LoveYourNeighbour campaign.