Asylum Seekers Food Drive

Baptcare Sanctuary in Preston and Brunswick offers accommodation to asylum seekers living lawfully in the community while awaiting an outcome on their protection visa application. Many of these individuals have no right to work, Medicare or income support, and so are completely reliant on charitable support for their food, housing and medical costs.

As a result Baptcare Sanctuary is in need for food items. They are assisting about 70 asylum seekers at a time, welcoming them in their early stages of arrival, at a time of heightened vulnerability, in a strange land. They provide them with shelter, a case worker, and a chaplain. They also provide a kitchen so residents can prepare their own meals. We are seeking your assistance to help keep the food pantry stocked. As Jesus said in the parable of the sheep and goats, ‘when I was hungry you fed me and what you do for these, you do for me.’

If you would like to help with a donation Click here.

Playgroups

Our hall is a newly renovated safe facility for 8 playgroups who meet weekly. With all the toys on site, along with a great outdoor area, it's suitable for babies up to school age children. For further enquiries about vacancies in existing playgroups, or to explore the possibility of starting a new group, contact Tony Williams on 0419 178 039.

The Parents Overcoming Depression Supported (PODS) playgroup

The Parents Overcoming Depression Supported (PODS) playgroup is for anyone experiencing post natal depression, and their children. If you are struggling with depression as a parent or carer with young children, it can be quite destabilising and isolating. Through this playgroup, we offer some avenues to help overcome your depression by engaging with others who are experiencing the same thing. The group meets on Mondays from 10-12 at the church. Contact Kate Goodridge on 0425 211 073 or click here for more details or just show up.

Hall Hire

Hire of our newly renovated facility is available in the evenings for appoved groups at a competitive cost. Please contact Tony on 0419 178 039 for an application form and or to have a look through to see if it is suitable for your event.