CAPTION: The Lunch on the Go ministry at St George & St Paul's Church, Tiverton, aims to reach out to the community with food and fellowship

Lunch on the Go ministry serves up hot soup and hope to Tiverton community

Posted: 22nd September, 2022

The Lunch on the Go ministry at St George and St Paul’s Church in Tiverton aims to be a place where the community can be welcomed in and served.

A team of volunteers provide homemade soups, fresh rolls, cakes and drinks in the Tiverton church grounds under a gazebo. The vision behind this was to be a listening ear for the community and to help in a physical, emotional and spiritual way where possible.

Judith Taylor, who runs Lunch on the Go, said, “We hoped to create long term hope as people began to feel loved, known and connected.”

The community gather every Thursday outside St George & St Paul’s Church, Tiverton.

St George and St Paul’s Church also runs a Breakfast on the Go ministry alongside their lunchtime outreach, which feeds over 150 parents and children who are on their way to school with porridge and bacon rolls, coffee and hot chocolate.

Breakfast on the Go runs from 7am-9am, and then the Lunch on the Go team take over from 11am.

Whilst the ministry began in lockdown, it has continued to thrive. Judith Taylor says, “We share life and pray with people when asked, we shared Christmas hope, Easter joy and retreated inside the church when the weather got too bad. Eighteen months on we still continue Lunch on the Go and our numbers are still a regular 25-40 people.

“Prayer was and still is very much our core starting point for each session for the team, that we might be able in some way to ‘feed my sheep’.”

Lunch on the Go happens on Thursdays, from 11am-1pm outside St George and St Paul’s Church. To explore the Lunch on the Go ministry, please contact Jude on 07970590352.