It all started with the Purchase of a Piano.
The Group which met on a Tuesday afternoon as the Baptist Women’s League, decided back in 1973 to raise money for a piano to go in the community room in Richards Close. This was a block of apartments, built by Harrow Baptist Housing Association, now replaced by Ewart House, built by Harrow Churches Housing Association. The money for the new baby grand was raised by holding Coffee Mornings on Tuesdays at the church and, when this project was complete, it was agreed to continue fund raising for other good causes.
These occasions proved so popular, serving tea, coffee and freshly made scones, that the service was extended to Thursdays also.
Over the years, many thousands of pounds have been raised for charities, that are local, national and international.
Their value has also been in the opportunities for people to meet friends in a warm and welcoming place. We now see this opportunity to be a key feature of our open door policy at Harrow Baptist Church. For some it is a safe place to come and share worries and concerns,to be able to have someone to talk with and if, requested, to pray with them.