Tewkesbury, Apperley and Winchcombe churches are involved in and support different forms of organisations in our mission work all locally and globally.
Focuses on personal stories from people with experience of homelessness who are making positive changes to their life thanks to the hospitality of the Bristol Methodist Centre
Colbalt Unit - Cheltenham (W)
Winchcombe have session where they meet to make the cards out of recycled cards and sell them and Tewkesbury have a number to sell as well. They are particularly busy this time of year.
Cards can be bought from the back of churches.
Having just started, so far we have raised £36. Tewkesbury contact: Christine S
Local Foodbank (T & A)
Tewkesbury, Apperley and Winchcombe churches all support the local foodbanks.
There is a box for donating food at Tewkesbury and Apperley churches.
Useful foodbank contacts Donate food
MHA is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for more than 18,000 older people throughout Britain.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of older people, inspired by Christian concern. MHA Home page
Originally founded in 1992 as Open Door at Christmas, we gradually expanded and developed our work, taking the new name of Cheltenham Open Door and becoming both a registered charity and limited company.
We have been operating from our Grosvenor Street base since 1998. Cheltenham Open Door supports vulnerable, disadvantaged and lonely people. We are working to relieve poverty, hardship and social or emotional distress.
Anyone can help out at any time with this great community project. Over lockdown we have been part of the Churthes Together Winchcombe initiative to give 200 Goody Bags (a plant, a few chocs and sweets and either a small soap or some tea and coffee sachets) and were delivered to those shielding or vulnerable or on the Co-op delivery list (provided by the volunteers in the Winchcombe Task Force created because of lockdown).
Similar craft bags had been delivered to young families by Winchcombe’s evangelical church members.
Our next project is a series of Radio programmes on Winchcombe Radio about Julian of Norwich’s revelations.
Open The Book (T & A)
Tewkesbury Methodist Church has a team which presents 'Open the Book' assemblies in two local schools:
Tirlebrook primary every other Thursday, meeting at Tewkesbury church at 9:15 a.m. first.
Alderman Knight special school once every half term at 8:30 a.m.
Apperley Methodist Church is part of an 'Open the Book' ecumenical team.
Serving Deerhurst and Apperley C of E Primary School. Once a week on: Wednesdays at 9.00 a.m.
For more details please contact the 'Open the Book' team via the Contact page.
Global Missions Support
A joint mission partner between the Methodist church and the church of Scotland.
TMC funds a student traning place at the mission centre.
Christian Aid (W,T,A)
Christian Aid has always been a campaigning organisation as well as a development and emergency relief organisation. This year, as usual, Christian Aid Week is dealing with all three aspects as it focuses on families and communities in Kenya who are coping with drought in areas where rain used to be regular and reliable. Kenya now has a national emergency because the drought is so severe.
In Winchcombe, during Christian Aid Week (10-16 May), we are looking for EVERY PENNY just as in Kenya they are trying to save EVERY DROP of water: so we are planning to use a variety of means to raise money:
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Tewkesbury and Apperley Methodist Churches support the national Christian multi-denominational mission work supporting people around the world, particularly Nepal with the problems of Leprosy, by educating people, providing medical help and medicines. Five things you might not know about leprosy
For more information please contact Gill S via the Contact page.