Some of the items at St.Lukes Foodbank
Last September, St Luke’s church launched Norwood Foodbank, a project aimed at providing food for people in crisis within our community.
Whether the result of family breakdown, job or home loss, crime, or mental or physical impairment, many local people are currently forced to choose between eating and paying their bills. Norwood Foodbank attempts to help alleviate this struggle by providing practical assistance in the form of food donations, as well as signposting people to further support where needed.
Having collected over 2 tonnes of food since the project began, church stocks are now down to just 500 kilograms, indicating both the success of the programme but also an ongoing demand for such support. With the advent of Christmas and trying economic times being felt all round, such charity has never been more pertinent.
St Luke’s on Knights Hill SE27 0HS welcomes any food donations on Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 3pm – or at any Sunday church service 10.30am.
For more information and a list of suggested foods see http://norwood.foodbank.org.uk/
As Christmas draws closer, so too do the events and festivities leading up to it. For shoppers in West Norwood, the advent of the festive season is heralded by the arrival of the Christmas lights – just in time for the 3rd /4th December weekend of Feast markets.
Come along to the area around St Luke’s church and Portico on Saturday 5pm to 8pm for carol singing, the fabulous Carribe Steel Band, a light installation, children’s christmas decoration and activities, neon ball juggling and street entertainment, and last but not least delectable winter warming food, mulled wine, snacks and treats. On Sunday between 10am and 4pm the Feast will have its Artisans market at Chatsworth Way, Garden Corner by York Hill, Food Fair at St Lukes church and Retro Village outside Rosebery’s the auctioneers on Knights Hill.
For more details see http://westnorwood.spacemakers.org.uk/blog/very-festive-december-feast-weekend
The Christmas lights will extend from Tulse Hill Station to West Norwood station. The original lights were funded some years ago by Norwood Action Group, local traders and the council. To give West Norwood’s shopping street a boost this year there is new lighting in the street trees – courtesy of the Mayor’s Outer London Fund – and a christmas tree outside St Lukes’s churchyard.
Saturday 28th November
Christmas Market at The British Home 10.30am-4.30pm. £1 admission. Crafts and food.
The British Home is situated on Crown Lane, very near to the junction at Crown Point. It is the large Victorian building on the right, (facing away from the Crown Point traffic lights), next to the Rose and Crown pub.
To view a map of the area click here
Check out their website at http://www.britishhome.org.uk