Helping Others

We are looking for new friends to help us help others. You don’t have to be a member to join with us in our outreaches to the community.


Helping the Elderly at Knowles Home Assisted Living Monthly Mass and Bingo

Our church has developed a long friendship with the residents of the Knowles Assisted Living Center.  The fourth Thursday of the month, we provide Holy Communion at 1:15pm and a Bingo party at 6pm. The latter is a means of distributing items to our friends who may not be able to afford, but would appreciate things like slippers and costume jewelry.

Sharing with other through Food Drives and Angel Tree Style Christmas

Twice a year (before Thanksgiving and during Lent) we hold a Food Drive for Second Harvest Food bank.  Around Christmas time we provide angel-tree style gifts to the those who need help, Essence Day Spa and even our own church family.   A number in our congregation volunteer regularly to prepare Sunday breakfast for the women and children of the Nashville Mission at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Rosa Parks Blvd.

Supporting  Various Organizations That Minister to those in need

The St. Anselm’s Community Outreach Committee also distributes funds, supplies or volunteer hours to charitable organizations such as Episcopal Relief and Development, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nashville, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Food Pantry and Weekly Community Breakfast.

Partnerships with Local Schools

We partner with Head Middle School and Robert Churchwell Elementary in various ways.  We collect and donate school supplies and uniforms, offer tutoring support, and help proctor on test days.


Parking in Our Lots

Many notice that during business hours St. Anselm’s parking lot is full of cars.  During that time, faculty, staff and students of Meharry Medical college, park with us, having given a small donation to the church.

Openings are few and we have a waiting list of mainly students hoping to gain a spot when one opens up.  There are a few standing spots along church building wall for parishioners who come by the church during the week.

Because we are so close and thus in high demand we have to pay attention to who parks and sometimes people receive a warning and sometimes are towed by Smith’s wrecker service (615-255-7433).

After 5pm and on weekends, spots are no longer reserved and all can park freely.