Christian Care

in the London Borough of Merton

Welcome to our website!
About us

Christian CARE is a charity working in the London Borough of Merton. We are a group of 40 volunteers from 16 different churches. We welcome and offer help to anyone whatever their race, colour or religion. Each year we support over 150 families whose lives are in crisis.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary cake

On Saturday 28 January Christian CARE began the celebrations to mark its 50th year with a wonderful party for parents and children.


50th Anniversary

On Saturday 20 May we held the major event of the year, a service at Martin Way Methodist Church attended by 100 guests and followed by a tea.

Mrs Gwen Hyde, wife of our Founder Bert Hyde, cut the celebration cake surrounded by her family.


The final event of the 50th Anniversary year, held on

Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm
at Martin Way Methodist Church

was a Reception and AGM where we were honoured by the presence of the Mayor of Merton.

What we do

When times are difficult and stressful, we have befrienders who can listen and offer support. When there is no food, we can bring an emergency parcel. When there is no money to buy furniture for that empty flat, we have second-hand furniture in store. When a new baby arrives we have the essentials ready as well as clothes for young, growing children.

Join us

We are always looking for new volunteers for the team. If you are interested in being a befriender, a shopper, in driving the furniture van, helping with youngsters or have administrative skills, click on Volunteer with us for current vacancies.

Help us

If you have furniture, bedding, items for a new baby, clothes for children up to age 11 which you could donate, or if you would like to donate food for our families or even organise a food collection at your church or school, go to our Supporting us page or click here for a list of our current requirements.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

QAVS award

On Friday 2 June it was announced that Christian CARE had won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.


  • City Bridge Trust
    Furniture Project 2015-2017
  • Wimbledon Bridge Club
    Littlehampton Outing 2014
  • Marian Esling Bequest
    Furniture Project/Office 2013, 2014
  • The Co-operative
    New Year party 2008
    Littlehampton outing 2009, 2013
  • Voluntary Sector Development Fund
    Office 2012
  • Thames Valley Housing Association
    Furniture Project 2010-12
  • Help a Capital Child
    Littlehampton outing 2006-2008, 2010-2012
  • Grassroots Grant
    Furniture Project 2008-2010
  • Wates Foundation
    Office 2007, 2009
  • Trust for London
    Furniture Project 2006-2008

Bert Hyde, our founder, "One of God's diamonds"