Associates

Camberley & District Family Contact Centre

The centre aims principally to help children whose parents have separated. Where there is no reasonable alternative, they offer a safe venue where children can enjoy contact with the parent they do not live with. Days opening: 2nd & 4th Saturday of month 2pm to 4pm Centre charges: No charge for service To make a referral, contact: Telephone: 07768 333676     07768 333676 Accepts self referrals

Camberley & District Family Contact Centre website

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Camberley Frontline

Offers free and confidential debt & benefit advice & management to anyone, licensed by the Office of Fair Trading. Contact Details: Email: camberley@frontlinedebtadvice.org.uk Tel: 07880 711 730 See also the Credit Union Outpost & Job Club Launch

Camberley Frontline website

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Camberley Youth for Christ (CYFC)

Providing educational input into Kings International, Tomlinscote and Collingwood Colleges via lessons and assemblies, pastoral support through the listening service, detached work, anger management and self-esteem building courses.

Camberley Youth for Christ (CYFC) website

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Connect Counselling

Offers counselling to anyone, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin. “We exist to offer a professional counselling service, within a Christian Ethos, that is open to all”

Connect Counselling website

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Healing on the Streets (HotS)

Healing Camberley is a collective of people from various Christian churches in Camberley and the surrounding area, who believe that the healing power of Jesus that was present 2000 years ago is also available now to bring physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.

Healing on the Streets (HotS) website

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St. Vincent De Paul Society

Our SVP group is presently working to make furniture and Starter Packs available to families in need, working with BESOM & Accent Peerless. Also in the parish, have provided help with decorating, gardening & repairs.

St. Vincent De Paul Society website

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Street Angels

Serving the community in Camberley town centre on Friday and Saturday nights Street Angels operates with support from Surrey Police and the Safer Surrey Heath Partnership. See Article written by Alison Parker from St Michael's containing quotes from many Street Angels

Street Angels website

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The BESOM in Camberley

Specialises in providing (on referral) Food packs, New Mum packs and Kitchen Starter packs and working with SVP to provide other items to those in need. Working with Social Services, Accent Peerless, Age UK and more.

The BESOM in Camberley website

Partnership Development Officer

UPDATE:
We are about to launch our Street Angles Spring Recruitment Campaign,  if you are thinking about volunteering or would just like to know more, click here…..
Richard Salt has recently taken over the reins from Peter Caddick as volunteer coordinator.  I am sure you will join with us in welcoming Richard and also thanking Peter for his many years of service both as a Street Angel since 2010 and the Coordinator since 2012.

happy-course1We have just completed our second Happiness Course this is a four week course which looks at the meaning of happiness, forgiveness, gratitude, relationships & success. Another course will be running in June so if you or someone you know is starting the new year thinking “here we go again, another year, more failed resolutions..” maybe this course is for you.  Based upon science and Christian principles but you do not have to be a Christian to benefit from this Course.

Peace VigilOn the 7th December a week after the people of France reflected on the losses suffered recently in Paris, leaders from many of the major faith groups gathered in Camberley to declare their shared commitment to peace – you can read more about it here…

On the 21st of November St Paul’s Hosted a Diocesan Day on Prayer  – entitled:
Why pray when God knows already? it was presented by Dr Jane Williams, wife of the previous Archbishop, Rowan Williams. It was extremely good, if you missed it you might like to read Jane William’s Notes.

On Saturday the 28th November a number of Camberley church members, (along with others from Reading, Bracknell, Oxford & Woking) attended a training day on Caring for Ex-Offenders which was run by New Leaf, we are hoping to develop a mentoring project here in Camberley.  If you are interested in hearing more about this and getting involved, OR maybe you have some experience that you can share with us please get in touch.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis:

Join with us the Churches in Camberley in praying for those involved in the refugee crisis. Prayer makes a difference. See our dedicated page about the crisis which contains further prayers and resources.

If you are interested in any of the Projects we run in Camberley  click here for our Associates or are interested in any of our churches, click  Who we are. Alternatively if you want to get in touch with the Partnership Development Officer, please use the Contact us page.

Earlier in the Year:

On June 25th  40 of us gathered together in CrossRoads Church to celebrate the Churches engagement in the community and to think about the next leg of the journey for Churches Together (as the paid role of PDO comes to an end in the summer). There was a great sense of unity and quite a buzz as everyone had the opportunity to express their thoughts about the areas of priority. The top 6 were:

  1. Response to Poverty (David Reed will be taking over this element of the work and can be contacted by email: centremanager@stmaryscamberley.org.uk
  2. Prayer – our Church Prayer Reps are meeting in September to network about the main prayer initiatives we have in Camberley. See also our Prayer Diary if you would like to join with us in prayer for our town and those who live and work in it.
  3. Children & Families (here is our Toddler Leaflet)
  4. Youth – the majority of our Youth Outreach is carried out via Camberley YFC
  5. Street Angels – see our Webpages
  6. Older people! (please see this Older Peoples Leaflet)

Click here to see a map of our Stakeholders – although it is not exhaustive, you may be able to identify other organisations that we work with that are not included?
Earlier in the year we ran a series of 5 training sessions (each run on a Saturday morning  and repeated on a Thursday evening) called “Mental Wellbeing – Equipping the church” it is for pastoral workers and others in the church wanting to support people who struggle with Mental Health Issues.

Earlier in the year the PDO was delighted to announce that the BESOM in Camberley had achieved Charity Status! See the BESOM page if you wish to find out more OR support the BESOM in some way.

The Employed Partnership Development Officer (PDO) role is coming to and end July 2015. The PDO had been employed part time by CTC to identify through partnership, research and local knowledge, opportunities for the future development and direction of the Churches community outreach and contribution to community life. The PDO progressed work on specific projects such as Camberley Street Angels, and represented the Camberley Church Leaders (CCL) in Building Better Relationships with our civic, community and business partners.

Profile picture 2Karen Kendall will continue to monitor the PDO Mailbox until further notice so please use the Contact us page