Gloucester City Mission is based at the George Whitefield Centre and works with the homeless and other marginalised groups within the city of Gloucester and the local area. Our hard-working volunteers come from a range of different Christian backgrounds, and together we aim to take Jesus to the streets as we provide hot food, drinks and friendship to our street friends.
Eco-Church is A’ Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. Eco-Church assists churches to become more aware and empowered to fulfill the biblical commission to care for creation; to ‘rule over the earth’ with love and care – as God’s image-bearers and vice-regents.
CMA is an international mission to motorcyclists and bikers found in many countries around the world including USA, South Africa, throughout Europe, Australia & New Zealand. The Gloucester Branch (covering all Gloucestershire and the borders of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and South Wales) is run by Alan & Liz Robertson, who have been CMA members since 1991 and are St Andrew’s members.
Open Doors works in over 50 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, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians.
Out of the Ashes is a ministry of music and testimony that takes a joyful message to churches, bars, homes and anywhere else people meet to hear Christian music, and bring encouragement and hope for a bright and valuable future under God’s plan. Begun by Penny Lyon and Kevin Washburn, Out of the Ashes has grown to include many talented musicians, and involves travel all around the country and into Europe.
The Seurr Sang’ida Trust was formed to support the Entasopia village community in the South Rift Valley of Kenya. It focusses on strategies for improving the quality of life for those with disabilities and their families. Particular services provided by the trust include supporting a special needs unit in a primary school, a feeding programme, funding treatment, surgery and hearing aids for children.
The Producers are a group for men who all suffer with long term chronic pain. It began as a project to see how Art would benefit referred patients’ quality of life and well being. The workshop runs for 3 hours weekly. Creations in wood, metal and flour are meticulously crafted. The outcome has been astonishing and hope has been found where there was no hope before.
GARAS is Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. They support refugees and those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire - through welcome when they arrive, advocating for them in their daily struggles, supporting them in various ways (trauma counselling, immigration advice, education, material needs), and helping them to adjust to a long term future in England.
YFC Gloucestershire supports young people of any or no faith across the county. Each month the organisation reaches approximately 1,000 girls and boys people across schools, youth clubs and churches. The experienced team members provide mentoring, support, drop in clubs, assemblies and extra-curricular activities. Through these opportunities they often consider positive life choices and the Christian faith.
Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child – an initiative of the Christian relief & development agency Samaritan’s Purse – has been helping underprivileged children around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes wrapped and packed by children and adults in the UK. It’s a campaign that thousands of schools, churches and other organisations from across the country get involved with between September and November each year.