Mission isn’t just about going half way around the world. We believe that each individual is called to mission right in their own home and neighbourhood. Here in Bristol we seek to engage with our own community around the church, and to support city wide projects.
Members of our church are involved with the following organisations. If you would like to know more chat to the people mentioned or contact the office.
One25 reaches out to women trapped in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. Speak to Liz Cheesman for more information.
Helping to provide services and mentoring to those in HMP Bristol (Horfield). This exciting area of ministry has seen fruit this year with 2 prisoners getting baptised. Speak to Andrew Kellett or Pete Evans for more information.
Bristol street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community. They patrol in teams of men and women, usually from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday and Saturday night, to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets. Speak to Judy Cordell for more information.
The Julian Trust Night Shelter is open five nights every week throughout the year where a warm welcome and a hot meal awaits homeless people and rough sleepers. On most nights it is used by between 80 to 100 guests. Speak to Dush Duzniak for more information.
The b.friend project provides asylum seekers and refugees with one-to-one support by matching them with a volunteer for a period of up to one year.
Bristol North West Foodbank
The NW Foodbank has been supporting vulnerable people since 2011. We have a collection point for donations in the foyer of the church – why not buy an extra item or two when you are next in the supermarket?
The Noise works in estate communities in Bristol. In 2001 this involved 30 volunteers on a few projects over the May Bank Holiday weekend – in 2014 this had risen to over 850 volunteers across a number of different estates. The Noise is passionate about showing God’s love in practical ways throughout the year. Volunteers are recognisable by their fetching blue T-shirts – have you got yours yet?
Network was set up to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being in the context of a Christian ethos by providing professional counselling and related services on an affordable basis, a range of educational and training opportunities in counselling and other opportunities for personal, psychological and spiritual development.