Christian Care

in the London Borough of Merton

Welcome to our website!
About us

Christian CARE is a charity working in the London Borough of Merton. We are a group of 35 volunteers from 15 different churches. We welcome and offer help to anyone whatever their race, colour or religion. Each year we support over 150 families whose lives are in crisis.

The Great Big 50th Birthday Party

50th Anniversary cake

On Saturday 28 January Christian CARE began the celebrations to mark its 50th year with a wonderful party for parents and children. At tea there was an enormous birthday cake for everyone to share. The climax of the afternoon was a performance of CINDERELLA by the Colour House Theatre.

What we do

When times are difficult and stressful, we have befrienders who can listen and offer support. When there is no food, we can bring an emergency parcel. When there is no money to buy furniture for that empty flat, we have second-hand furniture in store. When a new baby arrives we have the essentials ready as well as clothes for young, growing children.

Join us

We are always looking for new volunteers for the team. If you are interested in being a befriender, a shopper, in driving the furniture van, helping with youngsters or have administrative skills, click on Volunteer with us for current vacancies.

Help us

If you have furniture, white goods, bedding, items for a new baby, clothes for children up to age 11 which you could donate, or if you would like to donate food for our families or even organise a food collection at your church or school, go to our Supporting us page or click here for a list of our current requirements.


  • City Bridge Trust
    Furniture Project 2015-2017
  • Wimbledon Bridge Club
    Littlehampton Outing 2014
  • Marian Esling Bequest
    Furniture Project/Office 2013, 2014
  • The Co-operative
    New Year party 2008
    Littlehampton outing 2009, 2013
  • Voluntary Sector Development Fund
    Office 2012
  • Thames Valley Housing Association
    Furniture Project 2010-12
  • Help a Capital Child
    Littlehampton outing 2006-2008, 2010-2012
  • Grassroots Grant
    Furniture Project 2008-2010
  • Wates Foundation
    Office 2007, 2009
  • Trust for London
    Furniture Project 2006-2008

Bert Hyde, our founder, "One of God's diamonds"