“Uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed” Psalm 82:3


We believe it is our responsibility as Jesus followers to care for those around us. At this particular time, as we face the Covid-19 crisis, there many opportunities to meet people’s needs.


Proverbs 14:31 says “When you’re kind to the poor you honour God” – what powerful words! 


Our Social Action department seeks to practically share the love of Jesus, to offer hope to those facing difficulties, to show dignity to every person we come into contact with and to provide or point people towards ongoing support.

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Store City is our food bank that is here to help people in our community who are in need. We take referrals from local agencies and try to do as much as we can to provide both the necessary food required and ongoing support for those facing difficulties especially at this time. 

If you would like to help us stock up Store City, click on one of the shopping lists below to see the items that we need.


Food can be dropped at these times: 

Tuesday & Thursday from 5.30-6.30pm.

Sundays from 10am-12noon


This is one of our social action projects that is there to help families in our community. 


You can help by donating baby/child clothes for newborn - age 6 that are of a good quality. Please bring them washed! 


You can also help by buying any of the following items:

  • Nappies

  • Wet wipes

  • Baby lotion

  • Nappy cream

  • Baby wash

  • Nappy sacks 

Or you can donate money towards this project (add the reference: ‘baby bank’) 

You can drop them off at church in the Store City room:

  • Tuesday & Thursday from 5.30-6.30pm.

  • Sundays from 10am-12noon

current project


give IT – Help us tackle digital poverty!


We are partnering with the West Ham United Foundation who have launched a 'give IT' appeal which has been designed to help young and disadvantaged school children who do not have the necessary technology to effectively learn from home.  


Simply bring your functioning spare or second-hand laptops, iPads or tablets to the church centre on Sundays or mid-week (9:30am – 5pm)


Skye Cloud will:

Wipe the device clear of all private and sensitive information.

Restore the device and re-image each machine with the latest Microsoft operating system.

Re-deliver the equipment to schools across our area.

This initiative is to support families who are particularly vulnerable at this time. In partnership with Tenacious Kidz, we are providing ”fun bags” to families who are living in hostels, facing grief, or experiencing other difficult circumstances. These fun bags are made up of craft, toys and games to suit the ages and genders of the children in each individual family.

If you were looking to donate, here is a list of things that we need:

  • Colouring books/ drawing pads

  • Pencils/ pens/ crayons

  • Balls/ other outdoor games

  • Stamps

  • Bubbles

  • Glue sticks

  • Pencil sharpeners

  • Craft activities (e.g. make a tiara/ bracelet/ car)

  • Small games or toys (e.g.playing cards/  lego set/ puzzles/ slime)

  • Toys for toddlers

Kids' fun bags

cap - life skills


CAP - Life Skills is a friendly group that gives people the confidence and decision making skills they need to survive life on a low income. 



If you would like to help us by donating some money, here is how you can do that:

Account Name: London Riverside Church 

Sort code: 23-05-80

Account Number: 40331581

Reference: Social Action 

Phone: Call 07506 288 886 and have your card ready. Remember to let the team know it is for Social Action



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About us

We are a contemporary expression of church on the east side of London, serving the Dagenham community and beyond since 1927!

London Riverside Church

Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham


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