What is Together Canterbury?
Together Canterbury is a joint venture between the Diocese of Canterbury and CUF – the Church of England’s charity which is working to change lives and communities in partnership with others.
As one of a growing network of partnerships between CUF and Anglican dioceses across the UK, Together Canterbury is working to provide long-term sustainable support for Christians working in often difficult circumstances. By linking churches and other organisations together, and improving access to resources, hope is being brought to marginalised people and deprived communities.
What do they do?
Through their Development Worker, Keith Berry, Together Canterbury offers practical advice and guidance to parishes considering how they can better serve the socially and financially deprived in their communities; this includes highlighting funding, training and other opportunities to help develop new ways of working.
They aim to improve access to resources, make local work more effective, and create a framework for others to respond to the social challenges in Kent, by offering time and money, action and prayer.
Current projects include:
- The development of church based branches of the Kent Savers Credit Union
- The development of networks of community hubs including Connecting Canterbury, a city wide initiative
- Facilitation of Know Your Church Know Your Community [link to come] which help parishes examine the Mission possibilities for their buildings and community
- Building partnerships with local authorities and other organisations working with marginalised communities
- Encouraging and equipping volunteers and volunteer networks
How can they help you?
Keith would be delighted to visit your church or community group to explore your thoughts and ideas, and offer guidance and advice on how your parish could better help those experiencing the challenges caused by poverty.
Get in touch:
Contact Keith to find out how he can support you.
Mobile: 07834 573 668
To view forthcoming Together Canterbury events please visit Together Canterbury’s page on the CUF website.