For some years Winchmore Hill Meeting supported a hostel for homeless people in Enfield, Beck House. We collected non perishable food, provided kitchen and garden tools and bought them new cookers . Volunteers from the meeting also became active in the life of Beck House. Unfortunately, due to funding cuts Beck House closed in 2016.
Recently some members of the Meeting have got involved in the work of Enfield Refugee Welcome Group, which supports Syrian refugee families who move to Enfield. We support financially and through volunteering the annual Night Shelter run in the winter with other churches. We collect regularly for an Enfield food bank.
We have recently ‘twinned’ two of our refurbished toilets – ie funded two other toilets in the developing world – and we are now fundraising for a school toilet block.
We host Winchmore Hill Community Care, an agency set up by the seven local churches to support the community through volunteering.
For years we ran a successful joint annual fundraising booksale with Amnesty International.
Members of the meeting are also involved in a vast range of other causes. British Quakers are involved in many excellent projects worldwide to relieve suffering or build reconciliation.
We raised a concern around ethical clothing. Read more here. http://thefriend.org/article/clothing-time-to-act/
This Meeting felt called to make a public statement in May 2012 to respond to press reports implying all faith groups in the Borough oppose same sex marriage. We support it.