Reaching Out in Service
A group of around 18 volunteers go into St Cuthbert with St Matthias School each week. The school is situated just outside the Parish on the Warwick Road, near the Earls Court Tube Station. About half the volunteers are members of St Mary’s and many others are friends of parishioners.
Most of the children at the school have English as an additional language and come from families of many different faiths. The volunteers work individually with each child – spending around an hour a week listening to the children reading, helping with difficult vocabulary and asking questions to make sure that the children understand what they are reading.
Many members of St Marys volunteer with, raise funds for, support and have links with the following causes and associations. It is by no means an exhaustive list:
The Friends of Brompton Cemetery
The Earls Court Community Project
The Earls Court Food Bank
Women’s World Day of Prayer
The Boltons Association