Love All Serve All is a unique mission opportunity to focus on serving the Wimbledon Tennis fans.
Each summer, for 2 weeks, people from all around the world come to Wimbledon for the tennis. The Wimbledon Championships are unique in that they are the only tennis Championship where people queue for tickets. Thousands of people from all over the world descend on this tiny corner of SW19 and queue overnight. Many people come year after year, and many people come for several days in a row. The fans set up their tents in the park and it almost feels like a mini festival with a very warm and positive atmosphere. Wimbledon town centre also takes on a different feel during the fortnight and there are many more visitors filling the streets.
Love All Serve All demonstrates God’s love to the tennis fans by going out at night, handing out free drinks and cookies, offering prayer and conversation. It is essentially local churches welcoming tennis fans to Wimbledon, and volunteers sign up for one or more evenings.
Love All Serve All aims to show the love of God to the people we meet during this fortnight. We believe in blessing, not selling, trusting that it’s God’s kindness that leads us to respond to him. We do this by listening to someone’s story, showing an interest in their life, helping practically where we can, valuing them, offering to pray with people, earning the right to share our story with those who are keen to hear. We make it clear who we are and why we do this, but often we have short encounters with people and we want to leave them with a positive impression of Christianity, create a hunger for them to want to find out more, and help them move a step closer to understanding a God who loves them. Mission takes on different forms and, whilst we seek opportunities to see people decide to follow Jesus, Love All Serve All is essentially a seed sowing initiative.
This initiative has been established since 2001 and is organised by Third Space Ministries.
If you are interested in being a part of this team during Wimbledon fortnight then please contact the office.