Community involvement

As followers of Jesus Christ we believe we should be actively involved with others in doing whatever we can to meet the needs of those around us who struggle to lead fulfilled lives. As Christ said in one of his parables, `Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25:40).

We are therefore working in a number of ways with others in the following local initiatives:

Offering half-board accommodation during the winter months to rough sleepers referred by the local council housing department: 

With multiple distribution centres across the borough, giving three days’ worth of emergency food to individuals or families in crisis: (see also

A community-based youth project that works with often disadvantaged young people during their journey to independence, helping them to make the most of their potential:

Cedarmore Housing Association, running four local residential homes for older people including a specialist dementia unit.

Peaceful Borders exists to provide a peace-making presence in the refugee camps that have grown up in Calais and Dunkirk. Its small team, which includes Simon Jones, works alongside community leaders and the many volunteers who have responded to the need to provide food and clothing and other support to the thousands who have come to our borders.