Teens in Crisis is a Christian charity providing advice, support and counselling services for young people and their families. There are over 30 full-time staff and volunteers, working in association with three statutory organisations, a homelessness mediation service, and providing counselling in secondary schools.
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.
Foodbank is a national charity that receives donated food from schools, churches, businesses and individuals. Care professionals and Gloucester communities identify people in crisis and issue them with a Foodbank voucher which they can redeem for three days of emergency provisions. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or hot meal to help address their longer term needs.
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.
GTS is ‘the theology school that comes to you.’ Its vision to bring deeper biblical and theological engagement to the churches of Gloucestershire arises from the core belief that ‘theology is for everyone’, and that doing theology is a task for all God’s people. We believe small group teaching and learning is most effective when it’s done in a local context and familiar environment.
The Worship Foundation serves the Church in the Theological, Spiritual and Pastoral formation of worship leaders, focussing on local churches in the Gloucestershire region. It is also building partnerships with a number of national church movements and organisations in order to serve their vision for worship and worship pastor training and coaching.
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.
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.