Giving our time and money to support charities is an essential part of Christian life. As a church we support four main charities, along with raising funds and supporting other requests during the year. We encourage links with our main charities and pray for them regularly. These charities are:
We offer a home and work for 31 people who have experienced homelessness, providing the support and stability they need to move on with their lives. Our first shop was established 20 years ago and our community got going over 10 years ago.
Emmaus Gloucestershire has five charity shops - two in Nailsworth, one in Stroud, one in Cheltenham, and a Superstore in Gloucester.
We are a community of people who have been set free to follow God’s call in mission. Thousands of people from all walks of life are part of Church Mission Society – praying, learning and acting together in pursuit of that call.
Kisoro is a very poor area, struggling with the challenges of AIDS, malaria and refugees from DR Congo and Rwanda.
Founded in 2012, Potter’s Village is a small medical centre that rescues and looks after babies and children who have no other chance of survival.
I will be providing medical care to newborns and older children both in the ward and as outpatients.
I also hope to support local midwifery staff in their care for bereaved parents and oversee the training of healthcare workers in order to improve medical care for babies and children across the whole district. For more information on the work that Nicci is doing please see the following link: https://niccimaxwell.wordpress.com/ ..
Open Doors works in over 60 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilizing prayer, support and action among Christians.
Tearfund is a Christian charity, called to follow Jesus wherever the need is greatest around the world. We help communities overcome the worst effects of poverty and disasters – we believe that the same people who face these issues, also have the best idea as to how they can overcome them. Tearfund works alongside local churches and other locally-based organisations in over 50 countries to help people realise their plans for a better future. In 50 years we've seen millions of lives restored and we won’t stop until poverty stops. Together there's more we can do. You can help us transform the lives of families around the world.