The Open Door Centre
St Alban's Road. High Barnet. EN5 4LA
Charity Reg: 1141414

The Trustees of the Open Door Centre are delighted to say that the 1000 meal was prepared by our amazing 'Carin' and delivered by one of our wonderful volunteers on 17th July!

The lunch consisted of sausage and white bean cassoulet followed by a commemorative cupcake à la vanille. The cupcakes were decorated by two ‘new recruits’ to the kitchen, (see photos below), Carin’s daughters, who are learning great skills at an early age! 

As the country gradually emerges out of Lockdown, we are aware that for some this will not be an easy transition so we will continue to provide this service, three days a week and free of charge to the vulnerable in our community, for as long as we are able and the need is still there.


"For weeks these dishes were the only thing that made my days", said one recipient. "A big thank you to you all for the lovely lunches and the kindness of you all making us feel cared about", said another.


In addition, lunches are now also being prepared in Hope Corner and delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Check our Facebook page for current updates.

The Trustees are really grateful to those who have already made very generous donations towards the food and overhead costs of this service. They would particularly like to thank the Barnet Community Response Fund*, Puddenecks**, Samaritans Purse*** and Underhill Baptist Church.

If you would like to make a donation to help underwrite the cost of this lunch delivery service, you can do so in one of the following ways:

.       1.   Cheque, payable to the John Trotter Trust

             (please post to: The Treasurer, John Trotter Trust, 6 Neville Close, Potters Bar EN6 2AG)

       2.    Bank transfer - Acc Name: John Trotter Trust. Sort Code: 20-95-61 Acc No: 10753653

       3.    Online donation - follow the link below:


*    Barnet Community Fund is a borough wide Community fund set up for Community and Charity groups operating within the London Borough       of Barnet. LB Barnet will match give (up to £25k) donations made to the fund. 

**   Puddenecks Club was formed in 1958 by a group of local businessmen to raise money and organise events and help for elderly people.

*** The Samaritans Purse donation is from scheme specially set up by them to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.






Thank you and stay safe

For information about our Christ Church Food bank at CCB please click here 


If you, or someone you know, is still self-isolating and needs practical support (e.g. food, medicine) and you live in the EN5 or EN4 area or if you need pastoral help then please contact the Christ Church office on 020 8449 0832



David Parry

Chairman  of John Trotter Trust

18th July 2020

The award-winning Open Door Centre is at the heart of Christ Church Barnet’s outreach to the local community.  Find out more about what already happens in the Centre, and news of the exciting future development can be found here

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