Social Action

Social action is one way of outworking your faith - by serving and helping organisations and charities who are working to meet the needs of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our city. Here are some of the organisations and charities we work with.


Beloved offers support to women working in massage parlours in Bristol and surrounding areas. Teams of volunteers from various churches go out each month on a regular night, offering a friendly face, a listening ear and, if the women want, prayer. For more information visit the Beloved website


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Bristol Street Pastors is a local charity that goes out as a team on Saturday nights (10pm - 4am!) caring for, listening to and helping people. We are currently deploying a team to patrol the City Centre four Saturdays a month, but aim to expand our coverage further with new recruits. For more informationemail bristol@streetpastors.org.uk or visit Street Pastors website


Foodbank provides parcels of food that provides an individual or family with enough meals to last for three days. Volunteers sort and serve food, whilst others offer a listening ear, signposting and prayer. For more information email ebfoodbank@yahoo.co.uk or visit eastbristol.foodbank.org.uk.


Life Recovery Group is a cross-church Christian recovery community. It supports men and women who have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by any kind of addiction or life controlling issue.  The group is fully inclusive and welcomes people from all backgrounds, recovery traditions and beliefs. For more informationemail info@liferecoverygroup.org or visit liferecoverygroup.org.


MentorMe is an organisation which offers ex-offenders support on release from prison, offering support, encouragement and care to those wishing to make positive changes to their lives. For more information visit
sixty-one.org/mentoring-mentorme


One25 reaches out to women trapped in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. They are a Bristol based charity, founded in 1995, as the only organisation specifically supporting street sex-working women. Visit one25.org.uk for more information


Urban Pursuit helps young people at risk of school exclusion get back on track through adrenaline sports and adventure activities. From this weekly support the students quickly show improvements in social responsibility, behaviour and self-esteem. Contact Neil Dennison or visit the Urban Pursuit website.


Wild Goose / Crisis Centre Ministries is a Christian charity dedicated to helping those with life disrupting problems, such as homelessness and addiction, to achieve healthy independent lifestyles. For more informationemail steve@crisis-centre.org.uk or visit crisis-centre.org.uk.