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St Matthias and our family of Brighton churches (St Peters and St Cuthman’s) are launching a comprehensive response to COVID-19 in Brighton and Hove.

We are doing this in 3 ways...


  • Safehaven Ministries at St Peter's

Safehaven are providing healthy hot take-away meals and essentials for the most vulnerable in our city three days per week.  St Peter's have also partnered with local government, local agencies and charities to provide aid, food and essential supplies to over 1250 individuals across Brighton and Hove in emergency high need accommodation. 


To offer or ask for help please email and one of the Help Team will get back to you as soon as possible. 


You can also support this mission by donating through the link below.


  • The Food Bank at St Cuthman’s Whitehawk

The Food Bank is dramatically expanding its service to meet the increased needs, with 3 distribution days per week and deliveries to those self-isolating. If you want to donate food to the Whitehawk 


There is an urgent need at present. You can help by collecting key food items from the list below and dropping them to one of our 5 gathering points in Fiveways and Hollingdean. 

The items needed are....

  1. Tinned Curry
  2. Tinned Meat Balls
  3. Tinned Potato
  4. White Pasta Sauce
  5. Pasta/Rise
  6. Shampoo
  7. Conditioner
  8. Long Life Milk
  9. Long Life Juices
  10. Washing Tablets (clothes)

(It is essential you only provide items from the list above)

We have drop off points in Hollingbury Park Avenue, Dover Road, Waldergrave Road, Surrenden Crescent, Melrose Close (Hollingdean), Barnet Road (Hollingdean), Compton Road (Brighton) & Wordsworth Street (Hove). Collection days from these locations are Wednesday afternoons at 4pm. 

To drop off at one of the above locations or to become a collection hub please contact



To donate to the Food Bank you can do that here:


  • The Churches Night Shelter at St Patrick’s Church

The Night Shelter is continuing to provide accommodation and healthy food for people who have been experiencing homelessness, run by a network of volunteers from multiple participating churches. Given the current risks associated with COVID-19, we are working tirelessly with the Council and other homeless charities to ensure all of our guests are being housed in council emergency/supported accommodation.




If you need help, know of someone who's particularly vulnerable right now or would love to volunteer please email or call us within working hours at 01273 239999.