LOCAL MISSIONS

We gather, worship & serve in the heart of downtown on Talbot Street. We love London and it's our desire to SERVE OUR CITY and be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. 

PREACH GOOD NEWS

At the heart of Jesus' ministry is the proclamation to "preach good news to the poor" (Luke 4:18-19). We seek to situate ourselves where Christ situated Himself - among the poor. In doing so, we broaden our understanding of God's Kingdom.

RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT

We believe that wholistic local missions work requires both relief and development efforts. We seek to find a balance that provides short and long-term sustainable solutions to the complex issues surrounding poverty.

COMMUNITY

We value community and believe that in serving together, we strengthen and grow our community. We strive to find opportunities for people who attend Talbot Street Church to find tangible ways to show Jesus here in London.

RELATIONAL

We believe that local missions work is a symbiotic relationship where both parties have the ability to give, receive and learn from one another. We seek to avoid paternalistic tendencies by taking a posture of humility and learning. 

We believe that local missions is done best in the context of relationship and connection with people.

Talbot Street Church has several global missions partners that we are committed to engage with in long-term relationships.

Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging.

Indwell's model of affordable housing is built on a framework of integrated supports, engaged partnerships, innovative technologies and financial sustainability.

Partnerships - like the one with Talbot Street Church - are a key element of Indwell’s model as they support the long term stability and sustainability of each of their programs.

Indwell currently has one residence, Woodfield Gate, located in London, with a second, Embassy Comons, that is under construction.

At Sanctuary, we are becoming a healthy, welcoming community where people who are poor or excluded are particularly valued. We are finding home together.

The most fundamental need of people affected by poverty is something that most people take for granted - a meaningful place in a healthy community and a sense of belonging. For most people at street level, their experience of community has been dysfunctional at best. Rather than simply duplicating social services, Sanctuary provides a unique, healthy community - a safe place - and hopefully a place to call 'home'.

Sanctuary is a sister church of Talbot Street Church and hosts two weekly meals - Monday Lunch and Wednesday Dinner, as well as a Sunday evening worship service, Bible Study and Art Program.

FOOD // FRIENDSHIP // CONNECTION

Talbot Street Church has been organizing and running Collective Kitchen for over 30 years! A combination of food, friendship and connection, Collective Kitchen meets once a month in the Talbot Street Church kitchen to cook large quantities of nutritional food for participants on a budget. For a small fee, each participant recieves a month's worth of healthy meals to take home. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate, make friends, help out and learn new skills!

At Collective Kitchen, everyone has a role to play.

Whether you're a participant or a volunteer, there's something for everyone of varying abilities to contribute! Collective Kitchen enables participants to learn new skills, sharpen existing skills and build community.
Collective Kitchen meets monthly on Fridays from 9.00 AM - 2.00 PM from September to June.
As a result of COVID-19, Collective Kitchen is not currently running.

If you would like more information or want to volunteer with Collective Kitchen, get in touch below!

Thanks to the generosity of the Talbot Street Church community, we were able to raise over $50,000 for a number of inspiring local ministries this Christmas!