Our vision is to develop a Community Hub in the Flaxley Rd area
a building where people can experience the love of God:
a place welcome and hospitality,
a meeting place for the local community, and
a place of practical support and help.
We imagine somewhere friends can drop in for coffee, or those on their own can find a friendly face; somewhere people know they are wanted, and there’s always a listening ear and a willingness to help. Where those in debt, or struggling with life issues can find real solutions: where the community can work together to make it an even better place to live.
The Community Cafe and Community Drop-in on the Bus have been steps towards this. Members of St James Church and Edge Community have prayed and worked to fulfill this vision.
Where are we now?
Whilst there are potential buildings for sale, there has been no suitable building to rent one the estate in the last 10 years.
To develop a sustainable model we need to have an income to cover costs. That could be from:
• renting out part of the building
• grants from trusts
• donations from individuals
• sales: café or charity shop items
What do we need to to make this a reality?
• a management team
• a manager
• continued prayer
Might God be calling you to help make this vision a reality? Does this excite you, even if you’re not sure what you might bring? Do you want to make a difference for Flaxley Rd folk? Do you know someone who might help?
Please talk to us – we would be glad to explore this with you.