Foyer coffee barThe Foyer is open to all comers for quiet and rest from 9.00 until 17.00, Monday to Fridays and until 15.00 on Saturdays.
Listening serviceIf you need to talk privately with someone , on Sunday or in the week, there should always be someone available. On Sunday, one of our Ministers or the preacher for that day is at the door as you go out; talk to anyone in the Mayo Hall over coffee after the service; speak to one of the Welcomers on the door before the service. Someone can also pray with you if you would like that support.
Kingston Churches Action on HomelessnessKCAH was set up in 1993 by the local churches to address homelessness in Kingston. KURC continues to contribute financial support for the work of KCAH.
KCAH took over management of the Joel Centre next to St Peter's Church, Norbiton in June 2020.
FoodbankThe Trussell Trust is a Christian organisation which has pioneered Foodbanks. Kingston United Reformed Church is one of several locations from which the Kingston Foodbank operates. Food is donated by churches, faith groups, schools, businesses and individuals and by permanent collection points at all Waitrose stores in Kingston borough. Distribution of food is made through a voucher system. The vouchers can be obtained via front line services offering support, such as doctors, health workers, social workers, the Citizens' Advice Bureau and probation officers. Vouchers can then be redeemed for a three-day supply of well-balanced, donated food.
Kingston Child Contact CentreThe Kingston Child Contact Centre which is a member of the National Association of Child Contact Centres, is open fortnightly at KURC on Sunday afternoons. We offer a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with non-resident parents and sometimes other family members. For more information please contact the Centre Administrator.
On Friday and Saturday nights from 22.00 until 04.00 the following morning our church premises are used as a prayer-base for Prayer Pastors who remain in the building, and for the team of Street Pastors who patrol Kingston Town Centre.
'Street Pastors' (as the name suggests) is a street-based ministry. Nearly 40 local Christians from sixteen Kingston borough churches have been trained to provide help to vulnerable people, including those at risk as they leave Kingston's pubs and clubs to make their way home.
Please enquire if you'd like to get involved in any way.