Social Justice is whaT draws many people To Mustard Seed
We are fuelled by a passion for the Kingdom of God and an understanding that Jesus had a commitment to connect with those who find themselves in poverty and on the edges of society.
Our desire especially is to walk alongside people who find themselves homeless. We like to partner with local agencies, charities, churches and volunteers to engage more deeply with this issue.
At the heart of Mustard Seed is our Soul Food meal. Every Thursday at 5:30 we open our doors and hold a banquet at 170 Easter Road. Soul Food is more than a meal as it offers a safe place, community, friendship and support for anyone who is dealing with the challenges of homelessness, food poverty or loneliness. About 50 guests join us most weeks and there is always a warm welcome.
To make Soul Food happen we need a team of volunteers and most weeks about 20 people help us create a truly special event. If you are interested in volunteering please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll help you to connect to the Soul Food Community.
Mustard Seed has also helped to set up the charity Soul Food Edinburgh in 2018. There are big dreams for this.
To find out more, please visit www.soulfoodedinburgh.org. Here you can discover how to volunteer or donate.
There is even an online shop to browse, with a variety of beautiful hospitality-themed gifts - cards, prints, tea towels, aprons and more - as well as opportunities to purchase Soul Food meals for guests.
To find out more about Soul Food, contact Jenny Cornfield:
christians agaiNst poverty
Understanding that poverty and homelessness are complex and nuanced issues, we have partnered with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to provide several services that seek to help people withstand whatever storms may come their way. For over 20 years, CAP has been providing free debt help in Scotland and helps hundreds of people get out of debt every year. Our Edinburgh North Debt Centre provides counselling and debt support to help people across the north half of the city to escape from the burdens and grinding poverty of debt. For anyone struggling with debt, call free on
0800 328 0006.
We also run the CAP Job Club and CAP Life Skills services. Job Club is a friendly place where you will get practical help as you seek employment. It's a relaxed environment with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.
Life Skills is a friendly group where you’ll gain practical skills and discover new ways to live for a brighter future. If you want to see your money go further, find ways to save money, have more time and less hassle in your day to day life, then Life Skills is for you.
All of our CAP services are completely free and are for everyone. We are passionate about helping people from all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and faiths. To find out more contact Mark Harris on:
Image gallery: a taste of Soul Food Edinburgh
Our CAP Debt Centre is now open!
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For I was hungry
and you gave me somethiNg to eaT
I was thirsty
and you gave me somethiNg to driNk
I was a stranger
and you iNvited me in
- Matthew 25:35