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Welcome to our community pages.

      We are showcasing some of the
      community projects that your fellow
      Cursillistas are involved with to serve
      the communities in which they serve.

      Details of how you can become
      involved is available via the internet
      links we provide to the national
      websites of the individual projects.

      Projects currently showcased are
      Street Pastors and Food Banks

     
If you would like to showcase your
      project please email us.
     
     
 
     Street Pastors

      Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with
      people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003
      by Rev. Les Isaac, Director of the Ascension Trust, and has seen some remarkable results,
      including drops in crime in areas where teams have been working. There are now some 9000
      trained volunteers in around 250 teams around the United Kingdom.

      Each city project is set up by Ascension Trust and run by a local coordinator with support
      from Ascension Trust and local churches and community groups, in partnership with Police,
      Council and other statutory agencies. More details can be found at the Street Pastors
      Midlands website


       Coventry Street Pastors ...are now recruiting. For more details please click here to
      see their recruitment poster. You can contact Zoe Bell directly on
07770 160909 for more
      information or go to the street pastors website at http://streetpastors.org/locations/coventry/ ,
      or email coventry@streetpastors.org.uk

 
 
 
 
   
     Food Bank
 

      13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.

      Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an
      unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days
      emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

      In 2012-13 foodbanks fed 346,992 people nationwide. Of those helped, 126,889 were children.
      Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes
      to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.

      The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks
      nationwide. With over 370 foodbanks currently launched, our goal is for every town to have
      one.

      To find out more take a look at the Trussell Trust website