BVC members singing on Blackford Hill with Arthur's Seat in the background

Basics Bank

Barclay Viewforth is one of several churches, which help support the Edinburgh City Mission’s Basics Bank (BB) by supplying groceries and hygiene items and with prayer.

The Help Cafe meets every Friday morning at Bruntsfield Evangelical Church (BEC) where, in addition to food and toiletries, people are provided with practical help for problems and a listening, sympathetic ear. Those helped are people of all ages, who are facing enormous difficulties in their lives for a variety of reasons including unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, debt, domestic abuse and social payment shortfalls.

By making God’s love known and by helping in a non -threatening way, people’s lives can be changed. Support of any kind, including prayer, donations of food and toiletries* and attendance on a Friday at the Help Cafe, is always welcome.

*these can be left in the boxes in the Pillar Hall on a Sunday or dropped off at the church office. More information from: www.edinburghcitymission.org.uk/ministries/basics-bank/