Breakfast on the Steps
On Tuesdays between 8am and 10am we serve breakfast to hungry people from the steps of our church which can be enjoyed on the go or in the church hall.
Join us for a hot drink, toast, boiled eggs, fruit and yogurts, to read the newspapers or to get to know new people.
As well as receiving nourishment, the Swiss Church is a place of calm and serenity that is in stark contrast to many homeless outreach day-centres. People experiencing homelessness can feel stripped of their dignity, but at Breakfast on the Steps everyone is treated with respect and as equals and gets noticed. It has become an important part of the routine for many people. Approximately 50 people come to Breakfast on the Steps every week.
Community Worker Matt Stone is happy to help or signpost you to further support services if you require any further assistance.
Our dedicated volunteers Renate, Russ and Andy help to prepare the breakfast and welcome our guests as they arrive.
Everyone is welcome to join us on a Friday between 12 and 1pm for Holy Soup.
Holy Soup is a simple, healthy lunch. The soup is prepared by volunteers using fresh ingredients. It is an event for the whole community. Homeless people come along as well as local residents and people who work or study nearby. Holy Soup brings together a range of people who would not normally get the chance to meet. Approximately 30 people come to Holy Soup every week.
Our volunteers Andy, Xanthe and Becca make the soup from scratch every Thursday and serve the soup from the steps of the church.
I first heard about the Swiss Church via an advert to volunteer as a chef for Holy Soup. It seemed like a good thing to do as I enjoy both cooking and talking to people. I really enjoy being creative and trying out new recipes. The Swiss Church is a beautiful building and I especially love the kitchen where I have spent a lot of time. Volunteering at Holy Soup is a great opportunity to give back to the community and I get a lot out of it too. I like the atmosphere at the Swiss Church, everyone is really nice.
— Xanthe, Volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.