Community Hubs

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly   Micah 6:8

Successful community initiatives are growing around church hubs in individual churches or deaneries, working in partnership with other agencies, community providers and local people,  Here church volunteers build the right environment for the community to experience what it means be a Christian, to receive and offer skills support and guidance and share in the life of the church.  This is at the heart of Community and is a place where everyone is welcome; both those giving and receiving in Mission.

This may be a place where people can stay all day, where agencies deliver their support programmes  and meet clients, where Wifi is available for those who want to work or learn and those with a passion for the common good can share skills such as Community Gardening, Healthy Walks and Cook and Eat on a budget.  This Community Lounge or Community Space will include the provision of Refreshments via Community Cafés or Places of Welcome etc.  This is a place where people grow, belong, and are nurtured at the heart of the community.

Let us help you to explore what your community response might look like and who you might partner with.

Resources

The CESA team has produced some valuable resources:

Contact

If you would like to discuss, explore, share, get help or be linked into our monthly Community Hub meetings, please contact :

Community Engagement Social Action Team Lead
Caroline Clarke

Phone: 07585 101 606
Email:  caroline.clarke@rochester.anglican.org
Twitter: @CommunityCaro

Community Engagement Adviser in the Community Engagement Social Action Team.
Keith Berry 

Email: keith.berry@rochester.anglican.org
Phone: 07585 101624
Twitter: @community_keith




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