About Us

Who We Are

Coptic City Mission is a charity that aims to support those who are sleeping rough in Central London, by combatting the suffering of the homeless at a grass-roots level, through the provision of food and fellowship.

Since 2000, we have been providing service to those who are homeless and sleeping rough in Central London, under the care of the Coptic Orthodox Church. We aim to be different by not only fulfilling basic needs, such as food, drink and material essentials, but also through having a powerful impact by tackling loneliness and social exclusion.

We are ever grateful to our many stakeholders and supporters, some of whom are mentioned below, who have helped us throughout our constant growth over the decades; we welcome and invite anyone to support us financially, to volunteer with us or even to be served by the Mission.

Ever since 2000, we are still willing to grow and are constantly searching for new ways to have an impact on those we serve.

What We Do

Coptic City Mission has always strived to be much more than a soup run handout for the homeless; we endeavour to listen and to forge real, meaningful relationships.

On a weekly basis, we undertake to provide food, clothing, sleeping bags and fellowship for the homeless. Every Tuesday evening, we carry out all of the steps necessary for City Mission, which ranges from purchasing the food and hot drinks to preparing and packing the meals. Finally, we distribute these meals, alongside tea and coffee, in Spenser Street, Victoria, the Strand and Goodge Street.

Our support not only includes the provision of food, sleeping bags, clothing and other necessities, but also companionship and a listening ear. At the end of the evening, we finish by singing contemporary worship songs and gathering together.

In addition, on the last Tuesday of every month, we run an Indoor Mission at St. Saviour’s, Pimlico, where we provide hot meals and drinks alongside the regular service.

Our History

Key dates in the history of City Mission and the evolving problem of homelessness in London’s streets:

  • 2000 – City Mission is founded under the care of His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos and several university graduates, heading into the streets of Victoria for the first time
  • 2004 – Amount of sandwich bags distributed increases from 40 to 80
  • 2005 – Singing is brought into the regular City Mission schedule
  • 2007 – City Mission moves, changing from the original location by Westminster Cathedral to Spenser Street, where we currently serve
  • 2012 – Christmas City Mission is held indoors for the first time at St. Saviour’s Church Hall, Pimlico
  • 2013 – Indoor City Mission at St. Saviour’s becomes a regular diary fixture, held monthly

Join Us

We meet to serve the homeless every Tuesday evening.

7:30pm - Prepare

Holy Apostles Church 47 Cumberland Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 4LY

7:30pm - Prepare

Join us in preparing the food bags and hot drinks together at the Holy Apostles Church 47 Cumberland Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 4LY at 7.30pm.

9pm - Serve

Spenser Street, Victoria, SW1E 6AA

9pm - Serve

Join us in serving our friends on Spenser Street, Victoria, SW1E 6AA at 9pm.

Alternatively, meet us in the Strand or Goodge Street – please contact us in advance or join us at Holy Apostles at 7:30pm if you wish to do so.

9.45pm - Worship

Spenser Street, Victoria, SW1E 6AA

9.45pm - Worship

Join us in worshipping together with a guitar to end the night at 9.45pm, at Spenser Street, Victoria, SW1E 6AA.

10.30pm

Wrap up

10.30pm

Wrap up

On the last Tuesday of every month we hold an Indoor Mission instead. We serve up hot food and drinks at St Saviour’s, Pimlico, St George’s Square, SW1V 3QW, from 7:30pm to 10pm.

Donations

£4

One Bag of Food

Donate £4 to give one bag of food to a homeless person.

£10

One Sleeping Bag

Donate £10 to give one sleeping bag to a homeless person.

£15

All Hot Drinks

Donate £15 to cover all hot drinks for an evening.

£75

The Whole Night

Donate £75 to cover the cost of an entire evening.

£?

Or donate any amount you want…

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Team Leaders

Vinod Baid

Vinod Baid can be contacted on 07969606568

Andrew Whitworth

Andrew Whitworth can be contacted on 07727762831

Church Representatives

Members of the Coptic Orthodox Church can talk to the representatives of their churches.

St. Mark's

Abraam - 07710679744

Kensington

Abraam – 07710679744

St. Mary & Archangel Michael

Yustina - 07741474733

Golders Green

Yustina – 07741474733

St. George Cathedral

Mina Azmy - 07841490927

Stevenage

Mina Azmy – 07841490927

St. Mary & St. Shenouda

Daniella Ghobrial - 07407231398

Croydon

Daniella Ghobrial – 07407231398

St. Mary & St. Abraam

Mark Habib - 07899868951

Brighton

Mark Habib – 07899868951

Contact Us

Feel free to ask us any questions, including general queries, PR enquiries and support for charitable donations. One of our representatives will be in contact with you within 72 hours of your message.

Supporters

Showing support for the people helping us.

St. Saviour’s Church, Pimlico

Local parish church and location of our monthly Indoor Mission and annual Christmas Mission, graciously providing their support to our service since 2012.

Pret a Manger

Dedicated contributors to our weekly service of phenomenally delicious sandwiches, salads and pastries over the many years.

Holy Apostles Church

Kind donors of their venue on Tuesday evenings, allowing us to prepare food and drinks for distribution at Outdoor Mission.