Community

Local projects & friends

 

Parkrun Royal Victoria Dock was started and supported by volunteers from RDCC as a great way to encounter more of our neighbours!

Not just good for your fitness, the parkrun events are also a family-friendly, free way to meet others from the community and, if you enjoy running or walking, have fun too!

Started in March 2018, the weekly Saturday morning course around Royal Victoria dock now sees up to 250+ people getting involved each week. Kicking off a 9am, you need to register with parkrun online to get your unique barcode if you'd like to track your individual time and see stats of how you've done. For motivation (if you need it) check out their twitter page.

Equally, if you fancy volunteering - email victoriadockhelpers@parkrun.com. The more the merrier. Surely the views alone make it worthwhile!

 

RDCC are proud to support NewWay Project by working in partnership with our sister congregation to host the night shelter, provide volunteers and serve hearty meals on Friday nights.

Find out more: https://www.newwayproject.org/

'We believe that everyone is made in the image of God and deserves to be treated with dignity, have somewhere safe to stay and have access to the support and opportunities they need to create a better future for themselves. In our community there is increasing amounts of housing injustice and many people are forced to sleep on the street. NEWway is attempting to tackle homelessness and hopelessness by coordinating a network of host churches where local rough sleepers can have a safe place to sleep, friendly company and advocacy support throughout the coldest months of the year when they are most vulnerable. Our year round support services seek to help people rediscover their hope and dignity so they can overcome the challenges that hold them back from securing stable accommodation.'

 

Our sister congregation, Bonny Downs in East Ham, established and hosts Newham Foodbank's East Ham branch in the old church hall in Darwell Close. We collect food donations at RDCCs Sunday services and commit our harvest contributions to their great cause too.

'We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of food banks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.'

More information: https://newham.foodbank.org.uk/ 

 

Stay and Play toddler group sessions are held in Britannia Village Hall, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 - 11:30am. 

With lots of sensory toys, space to run around in and sing-along led sessions, it's a great place for parents, carers and their little ones to meet and make friends

Keep up to date with news and events on the iloveBV twitter page.

 

Britannia Village Hall hosts an open Community Breakfast every Friday morning 9:30-11:30am.

Come and enjoy a free hot drink and pastry - chat with neighbours and take part in the free craft sessions or English (ESOL) classes from 9:30 - 11am.

Keep up to date with news and events on the iloveBV twitter page.

 

As well as being big fans of the tasty menu on offer at The Garden Cafe, we're also very proud of what our leadership team member, Hannah, has achieved while overseeing it's management. Open to the public from 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Saturday, it also offers a safe and friendly space for a variety of community projects - from summer schemes to mental health art therapy sessions. A stones' throw from Prince Regent DLR station, it's always worth a visit.

To find out more about the Garden Cafe or to enquire about using it - check out their website:

http://www.gardencommunitycafe.org/menu.html

 

iloveBV youth club is open to any and all local young people, secondary school age and up, on Monday and Thursday evenings in Britannia Village Hall, 6:30-9pm.

The youth work team also host a Summer Scheme for 3 weeks every year - providing positive ways for kids to socialise, stay active and have fun.

When our church community first began to meet in Britannia Village, antisocial behaviour and crime were big issues amongst the youth. The launch of the first summer scheme, back in 2008, saw crime stats that summer plummet. The growth and development of the youth club has since become a place of safety and support for hundreds of local kids and families each year.

Keep up to date with news and events on the iloveBV twitter page.

 

The Russian Speaking Club for Kids started meeting in Britannia Village Hall after Ukranian missionaries, Sergiy and Anya from the London Slavic Fellowship, joined our community at the start of 2018.

With a heart for families and children from all Russian-speaking countries, they now host weekly sessions every Wednesday at 4 - 5:30pm.

They also now meet regularly as a growing Russian speaking church congregation in The Hub room of Britannia Village Hall, Sundays 5:30-6:30pm

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