What is The Olive Branch?
The Olive Branch is a collaboration between HT Hounslow and two other churches locally (Hounslow Evangelical Church and The St John’s Marthoma Church). Every Saturday afternoon, we open up Holy Trinity Hounslow for our local homeless friends and we offer them a place of refuge and respite.
What do we do?
Every Saturday, between 4pm and 6pm, we offer a drop-in facility. This is a place in which to find:
- Washing facilities
- A place to wash dirty clothes
- Advice for how to find work, housing or claim benefits
Why do we do it?
We, like many churches, are responding to the message in the Bible, which calls for faith to be acted out in compassion with those less advantaged. We offer God’s love in practical ways to anyone, regardless of their own religious or cultural beliefs.
What is our vision?
To offer a high quality service to our guests, extending to mid-week opening and closer participation with other local care providers such as benefits and housing advice, medical assistance, assistance on returning to home countries and legal advice.