As a church based in the local community we love to bring benefit to the people who live in
Community Textiles Project
South Indian Textile Art
In 2018 Little Ilford Baptist Church coordinated a textile arts project funded by a generous 'Near Neighbours' grant from the Church Urban Fund.
We ran embroidery sessions in a number of local community hubs focusing upon Kantha, an expression of South Indian Textile Art. Around 70 people from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds took part. We also held a number of joint sessions at the church, giving people the opportunity to come together and share their experiences.
As a result of the project new skills were acquired and new friendships were made that spanned the cultural divides.
'The Big Clean Up'
Little Ilford Baptist Church has so far twice joined a national initiative called 'The Big Clean Up'. Along with thousands of other community groups around the country we've taken to the streets near the church to pick up litter and generally do our best to make a positive difference to the way our neighbourhood looks. We did this to bless Manor Park, and to show people that we care for our shared environment.
Community Arts Projects
The Little Ilford Textiles Group meets at the churtch on Wednesday mornings in school term time from 10:30am to 1:00pm
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Local Area Neighbourhood Watch
As a part of the local community, Little Ilford Baptist Church shares the same kinds of concerns that those living around us have for the safety of our neighbourhood. We are proud to host the regular Neighbourhood Watch meetings for the Little Ilford ward, often attended by local councillors and the Metropolitan Police's Safer Neighbourhoods Team in the ward.
Next meeting date: To be announced
More Church and Community
Little Ilford Baptist Church has also:
- Organised fun days, street parties and similar events for local people
- Visited a nearby sheltered accommodation for the elderly
- Joined with other churches to stage events such as concerts in the park
- Hosted a temporary classroom block while a local primary school was being extensively redeveloped