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LIGHTHOUSE

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.

LIGHTHOUSE LUNCHES:

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.

St Luke’s Homerton: 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

WANT TO HELP?

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 hannah@saint.church to get in touch.

GIVE

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

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: Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm

FLORISTRY COURSE

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.

Details:

Stay tuned for the dates of our next Floristry Course. The course covers a wide range of floristry techniques including bouquets, buttonholes, centrepiece arrangements, wreaths and finish with a large scale installation built as a team. Attendees’ work will be photographed each week to form a portfolio by the end of the course and they will get to keep their creations.

Criteria:

  • Must be aged 18-50
  • Applying for this programme is a commitment to learning a new skill and finding employment making attendance essential
  • The application form must be filled out

 

Each year, we at SAINT, love to give something a little bit extra special at Christmas to people in our local community and we need your help to make it happen. There are so many ways for you to get involved. 

This year we are giving out Christmas Hampers to people all across East London and hosting four Christmas Parties at Lighthouse! 

JOIN US AT OUR PACKING PARTIES

On Tuesday 5th December we’re holding packing parties at our Hackney, Leyton and Shoreditch locations, and on Sunday 10th December, we’re holding our West Ham packing party.

Sign up to one of our packing parties across East London below:

SPONSOR A HAMPER

Each hamper costs £20 – head to saint.church/give and select ‘Lighthouse’ to donate.

DONATE HAMPER ITEMS

We have a list of items HERE for you to collect for us and drop off at any one of our church locations. 

Thank you so much for all your help!

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