Commuters travelling from Bushey overground station have been treated to a Monday morning surprise in recent weeks.
Bushey Baptist Church has been offering free hot drinks between 7am and 9pm on Monday mornings to show the community they care for the residents of Bushey.
A group of volunteers meet at Bushey Baptist Church each Monday at 6.00am to prepare everything and take it the short distance from their church at the bottom of Chalk Hill to the station.
With permission given by station manager Daniel, they set up in the underpass to offer hot drinks to commuters and passers-by.
Ivon Carnall, a church member involved in the initiate, reports that on the first week which was December 11, 173 drinks were given away, by mid-January this had risen to 250.
Fola Adu, who started the idea, is delighted with the response of both church members who volunteer their time and commuters who are amazed that nothing is asked for in return, not even a contribution to church funds or a charity.
She said: “We just felt we wanted to show God’s love to people travelling on a cold winter morning and because it has been received so well, we will be continuing for the future weeks.”
The church’s minister, John Lokley, said: “We would love it if some people decided to join us at 10.30am on a Sunday morning for our worship service or attended one of our many activities catering for all ages during the week.
“The most important thing is that people realise they are loved by God. All of Bushey Baptist’s activities are listed on their web site at busheybaptsit.org.uk”