St Laurence's Larder

A warm welcome and hot food for those struggling to make ends meet

About Us

St Laurence's Larder provides a warm welcome and fresh food for those who struggle to make ends meet in our community and beyond.

It's open every Tuesday and Thursday  from 10am to 1.30pm and anyone in need can come without a referral.

We provide a three-course meal which is typically soup, a pasta or other favourite such as cottage or fish pie, followed by a pudding such as crumble and custard or fruit salad. We always aim to have a vegetarian option. For those in even greater need, we can provide dried and tinned food for a few days to take away.

We also have clothes washing facilities and a shower as well as a clothes bank available during our opening hours.

People of all faiths, and none, are welcome.

It costs £1,000 a month to run the charity, despite generous donations from our supporters (below). We welcome donations of money, food and adult clothing.

The larder, which is a registered charity (1185983), is managed by Stephen Chamberlain who can be reached via

About Us

Where are we?

St Laurence's Larder is in the refectory (dining room) of Christ Church with St Laurence Brondesbury, on the corner of Willesden Lane and Christchurch Avenue,  London NW6 7BG.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 1.30pm

The entrance for the larder is in Christchurch Avenue. Look for our pop-up banner!

  • 169 Willesden Lane, London, NW6 7BG
  • Tel: 07958 303 737 - Stephen Chamberlain, founder
  • Email:

Where are we?

Our committee

Stephen Chamberlain

Founder and co-ordinator

Gail Foord

Chair of trustees

Rob Grover

Administration volunteer

Philippa Hutchinson


Daniel Lewis

Trustee and treasurer

Jane Mehta


Rev Graham Noyce


Make a donation

Make a donation

Every month it costs us £1,000 to feed those who come to us for a hot meal, a shower, to wash their clothes and have a chat.

Despite the generosity of those who give us food, clothes and their time, we still have to pay for staple foods to create the dishes and for the utilities we use such as hot water and electricity for the tumble dryers.

Please help us to keep the larder going at this time of great need in our community and beyond.

At the moment we can take donations directly into our bank account:

St Laurence's Larder and Open Kitchen 
sort code: 40-52-40
account number: 00033020

We hope to have other channels for payment, including Gift Aid, available soon and will update this page as soon as they are.

Please email us at if you can help with donations of food, clothes or your time.

Our registered charity number is: 1185983