New Associate Project!

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   or  07768 333676
Accepts self referrals

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St Vincents Charity Shop

  • St Vincent’s Community Store in Camberley sells furniture, clothes, bric a brac and more. We believe in providing practical help to the poor locally.
    Address: 1,3,5 Sparvell Way, Camberley GU15 3SF
    Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Phone number: 01276 679659
  • Email address: stvincentscamberley@hotmail.com

St Vincents

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Street Angels seeking new Volunteers

Become a Camberley Street Angel: We are recruiting further volunteers to join our existing team of Street Angels, adult volunteers who care and provide practical support for  people using the night clubs and other venues in Camberley on Friday / Saturday nights. Closing date for applications is 24th March and Interviews likely to be week commencing 3rd April, Training starts 27th April.
If you are interested in joining the Street Angels team contact:  Richard Salt  0808 108 1128 or email: Camberleystreetangels1@gmail.com, alternatively contact Karen.pdo.ctc@gmail.com for more info, an application pack & training timetable.

SA Recruitment poster

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Strengthening ties between faith groups and local authorities…

An Executive Summary of an interesting report written by Evangelical Alliance for “Christians in Parliament” on “Faith in the Community”

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Walking the breadline

The scandal of food poverty in 21st century Britain

Photo credit - flicker.com/photos/birminghamnewsroom

Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam estimates that half a million people are now reliant on food aid, in the form of food banks or food parcels. This figure is substantially higher than the headline figure of 350,000 supplied by the Trussell Trust. At least half as many people again are provided food parcels and other forms of food aid by non-Trussell Trust food banks and other emergency food aid projects. Some of the increase in the use of food banks is caused by unemployment, increasing levels of underemployment, low and falling income, and rising food and fuel prices

Read Report

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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

What you can do if you oppose the Bill:

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will be debated again in the House of Commons very soon – most likely on 20 May. MPs will vote on amendments to the Bill then have their last opportunity to vote for or against the Bill as a whole.
You will probably be aware that your MP, Michael Gove, voted in favour of the Bill at second Reading. As a prominent Cabinet member he has a particular duty to support the Bill. Even so, please would you write and say how disappointed you are that he voted for the Bill and ask him to reconsider and vote against it at Third Reading. It would be of major benefit if you could also ask him to vote for New Clauses 1 to 9 at Report Stage. These New Clauses deal with many of the concerns we have about the Bill.
For example, New Clause 9 provides for a referendum on the issue of same sex marriage. This would finally allow the public to have a say about whether marriage should be redefined. Ideally, letters should arrive with Mr Gove no later than the week beginning Monday 13 May. Please find some letter writing tips and useful information: Writing your letter to Michael Gove MP.
Once Third Reading is complete, the Bill will proceed to the House of Lords where Peers will rigorously scrutinise and vote on it. Members of the Lords tend to be more independently minded. There are also many ‘Crossbench’ Peers who are not attached to a political party. Ultimately, it will be much more difficult for the Bill to pass the Lords.

Taken from a letter sent by:
CARE
53 Romney Street
London
SW1P 3RF

Tel. 020 7233 0455
Fax. 020 7233 0983
mail@care.org.uk
www.care.org.uk

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Trainee vicars join us on Street Angels

We had 6 trainee vicars join us on Friday 15th March (Students From Wycliffe Hall Theological College). Wycliffe Students on SA ShiftThey did a great job. It was very interesting talking to them about Street Angels. They were very interested in our approach. They asked why we don’t go and give the gospel to people. I told them that we don’t want to have a reputation as Bible bashers we just want a reputation for helping people out whatever their circumstances.  This is why we are able to go out onto the Streets of Camberley and feel safe.   Continue reading

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Camberley Connections website

Find out about what is happening during Camberley Connections week

Camberley Connections

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BESOM – Christmas Hampers – Thanks

Many thanks to all of you who supported Besom to enable them to complete over 60 Hampers this year for those in our community, living in emergency housing or encountering debt or other problems over the Christmas period and likely to be without presents or special food.

And a big thanks also to the team who helped to pack, decorate and distribute the boxes, here are just a few of them waiting to be collected:

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Volunteers – Get Involved With Camberley Youth For Christ!

Camberley Youth For Christ is all about making the Good News of Jesus Christ known to young people of the Camberley area in ways that are relevant to their situations and understanding. We deliver a number of services and activities in some of the local secondary schools. For example, we run RS  lessons on exciting topics like Christina Ethics and Values, as well as  running a self-esteem building course called Wise Up and Wise Guys and a Listening service where we help young people with their issues and worries. This is just a taster of what we offer but if you are interested in volunteering, are free in the school day and a committed Christian, please contact ring the office on 01276 708983 or email admin@camberleyyfc.org.uk.

 

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