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
email@example.com 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 also partnered with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to host Job Club and Life Skills Courses.
We have two courses coming up:
CAP Life Skills runs for 7 weeks from Wednesday 18th September,
12.45pm to 2.45pm
Job Club runs for 8 weeks from
Thursday 31st October,
12.00pm to 2.00pm
Both courses will be held at Mustard Seed, 170 Easter Road, and lunch will be included.
To join a CAP Job Club or Life Skills Course or for more information about these courses, please contact Mark Harris:
Image gallery: a taste of Soul Food Edinburgh
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