Community Action


The Good Shepherd has been hosting Foodbank in the church since Valentine's Day 2013. The church opens every Thursday between 11am - 1pm. Occasionally if the church is needed Foodbank moves to the hall. All people who come for food must bring with them a voucher from an agency that knows their situation and no-one should have more than 3 vouchers in 6 months except in extreme circumstances. However all are welcome to pop in and share a cup of tea and a chat.

Prayer Shawls.

The shawls are blessed in Church and then go out with a label of blessing to those who have been christened or who are in any form of need. They bring great comfort and are a sign of the prayers of the church for the individuals.

Community action day

Each year in the autumn the Good Shepherd works in partnership with other local churches and the local authority to organise a clear up and recycling event in North Arbury.

Holiday Lunches

Together with local churches and community centres the Good Shepherd provides free activities and a hot lunch during the school holidays. All are welcome (see events page for more information).

Nursing homes

Each month we hold service in three local homes, Buchan House, Alex Wood House and Havenfield. These are usually a communion service, including the singing of hymns.