Risen Bakery is a project which has been developed to develop new skills in unemployed young people and those formerly street homeless needing new skills. It is a micro bakery selling freshly baked bread and produce on Wednesday mornings 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at London Street United Reformed Church, Basingstoke. RG21 7NU
We are delighted to invite you to join One Church Basingstoke on Sunday 1st November at 7:30 pm as we meet together on Zoom to pray for our town and region. I am sure that you will agree that prayer for our local community is vital at any time, but especially so during this season when so much that we consider normal has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the evening we will be joined by Mayor of Basingstoke, Diane Taylor, the Chaplain to the Mayor, Andy Taylor and Bishop of Basingstoke, David Williams who will be helping us as we focus on 5 areas of concern – poverty, work, grief & loss, health and education.
We will be asking representatives of local ministries to provide us with a brief introduction to each topic before we split off into breakout rooms to pray in together in small groups.
Please join us on the evening and encourage others from your church to do the same.
Zoom Meeting Connection Details
Topic: 1Church Celebration Evening
Time: Nov 1, 2020 07:30 PM London
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Meeting ID: 834 2270 3882
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The Starfish Enterprise Trust Ltd. is a Christian charity that provides an umbrella for interchurch initiatives in the Basingstoke area to start up and develop. Some of these initiatives, such as the Town Chaplaincy and the Foodbank, began as Starfish initiatives but as they grew they were floated off as independent charities. Others have preferred to remain within the shelter of the umbrella. Presently, Starfish provides such an umbrella for Healing On The Streets, Cedar Tree Counselling, Community Food Link and OneChurch Basingstoke itself.
OneChurch provides the spiritual oversight for Starfish to ensure what it does is in line with God’s purposes for our town.
We are presently seeking to bolster our Board of Trustees with 2-3 new members to improve the quality of governance of the charity as the scope of the work increases. We are looking for people who are regular members of one of our local churches, who are committed to seeing our churches working together more closely and would be willing to take responsibility for some of the areas of governance essential for a modern charity.
If you know of someone who might be interested in obtaining further information about these roles, or are interested yourself, please, in the first instance, contact Andy Taylor at [email protected] (mob. 07748 155703).
We have been busy over the summer picking, sorting and delivering food to and from a growing number of places. We are currently picking up from 10 stores and sending food to 7 schools, 2 nurseries, 6 churches as well as the Link Community Centre in Tadley and Basingstoke Foodbank 3 times a week.
We are hugely grateful that CFL were awarded a great of £1000 by Basingstoke Voluntary Action (www.bvaction.org.uk) to fund food support for pupil premium families over the holidays. We have also recently received news of a £400 grant from neighbourly which will be used for day-to-day running costs. A huge thank you to all who were involved.
Please download the complete newsletter to read the following articles:
- Summer Meals Service
- Meet the Team
- What is next for Community Food Link
The following video from the Felix Project in London which is similar to Community Food Link provides an insight into the activities of the project.
The Community Food Link project is run by a group of volunteers based at London Street URC Church Basingstoke and is part of Starfish Enterprise Trust Ltd.
An opportunity to provide support to a long-standing Christian charity in Basingstoke. Basingstoke Street Pastors is looking for a part-time Coordinator/Administrator to help the work of our weekly patrols bringing care, prayer, and the gospel to people in the weekend night-time economy in the town.
This is a paid permanent post requiring attention to detail, experience with the usual Microsoft packages and social media. Website maintenance an advantage. Knowledge of, and sympathy with, the aims and objectives of Street Pastors essential. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting a home-based role offering very flexible working hours.
For more details and to express interest, contact the Chair of the Management Group, Phil Thomas on 07436 013036 or [email protected]
Street Pastors is an initiative of the Ascension Trust.
Basingstoke Street Pastors registered Charity number 1179124