Over the last months, during lockdown we’ve held a series of “Coffee with Capital Mass” events- and we’ll carry them on for as long as they’re needed.

Coffee With Capital Mass aims to be an of online community around social action: encouragement, interactive discussion, and safe space; to have a coffee ask questions and join in the conversation.

Each time we meet we choose a different theme, and invite those with experience and expertise to share with us and learn from.

We’ve covered: Domestic Violence; Mental Health; Food Poverty; Homelessness and Isolation & the Elderly.

These sessions have been recorded* for those who couldn’t make it - we hope they’ll be a really useful source of information, encouragement and inspiration!

The videos of each session, along with some resources and links mentioned are below. A HUGE thanks to all our guest speakers, and all who joined us.

We plan for more in the autumn term, so please do subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on twitter to find out when they’re happening!

(*Please note: due to confidentiality issues, we took the decision not to record the session talking about domestic violence and mental health)

How can we care for the elderly and shielding as lockdown eases?

Guest speakers:

  • Carl Knightly - CEO of Faith in Later Life
  • Rev Dr Liz Clutterbuck - Parish Priest in Holloway, North London

Resources mentioned:

Faith in Later Life

[Daily Hope] phone line - details (https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes/daily-hope-phone-line “Daily Hope”)

Liz Clutterbuck’s blog on parish responses post-lockdown

How to do Dial-a-sermon

Homelessness Post Covid-19: How can the church respond?

Guest Speakers:

Tim Bissett, Director of the St Martin In The Field Charity

Kathy Mohan, CEO of Housing Justice

Resources mentioned:

Housing Justice

Housing Justice’s Winter Night Shelters & Coronavirus resources

Frontlne Network

Vicars Relief Fund- Emergency Fund details

Responding to Food Poverty during Covid-19

With guest speakers:

Heather Buckingham Head of Church Engagement - Trussell Trust Rachel Macklin Head of Network Services, Trussell Trust

Terry Puttick London City Mission