Meet Up

Meet Up

A zoomed-in shot of many hands clasping one another

Learn how to support our friendly Meet Up!

Meet Up is a weekly event where members from St Barnabas share coffee, light snacks, conversation, games, and art with international neighbors in our area. 

Our volunteers join us for three hours to set up, spend time with visitors, and clean up afterwards. 

For further information on how to get involved or to join the volunteer rota, please contact Jackie Bowie through the St Barnabas Parish Office:

Donate goods

One of the most important ways we show hospitality to our international neighbors is by collecting hygiene items. Our partner program generally has new residents every few weeks, so we are almost always collecting these items.

There are boxes behind the desk in the Welcome Desk where you can place your donations.

Please note that for the health and safety of our guests, we can only accept unopened, unused, and unexpired hygiene items.

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • shower gel
  • soap
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • lotion, hand cream, or moisturiser
  • disposable razors
  • lip salve
  • brushes and combs
  • deodorant
  • trainer socks
  • maxi pads (no tampons, please!)
  • cosmetics
  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • baby shampoo
  • brushes and combs
  • hair ties

We also accept donations of unused colored pencils, markers, crayons, notepads, coloring books, and stickers.

  • non-perishable food
  • nappies
  • baby wipes


  • clothing
  • household items, including furniture
  • used toys, especially no used stuffed animals