About Us

We are a fresh expression[1] of church for the local community.

We are situated in a shop premises in Sheridan Road, Buckland where we have been working since 1997.  This is the base from which we operate.

We offer a range of activities and services for the benefit of all people regardless of age, faith or personal circumstances.  Much of our work is focused in Buckland, but not exclusively.

Working as part of a common effort we are dedicated to increasing the strength and effectiveness of community life, improving local conditions especially for people in disadvantaged situations; and enabling people to achieve greater long-term control over their circumstances.  In doing this we will model good community development by:

  • working in partnership with others.
  • sharing our learning, experience and best practice with others.
  • learning from the wisdom and experience of others.

As a church we seek to communicate the Good News of Jesus’ message of love and hope in all we do.  This involves modelling the Values of God’s Kingdom which is founded upon love, peace and justice.

Governance

We are a registered charity with a Board of trustees which includes representatives from our sponsoring denominations (United Reformed Church, Methodist Church and Church of England).  As a management committee the trustees and staff routinely meet quarterly; they also meet with young leaders to ensure the youth activities are shaped to their needs.

The trustees consist of:

Revd Canon Harvey Richardson (Chair)

Revd Andy Bawtree - Dover Deanery (C of E) rep

Revd Hilary Nabarro - Southern Synod (URC) rep

Deacon Michelle Legumi - Canterbury and East Kent Circuit (Methodist) rep

Andy Russell - Local (URC) rep

Linda Beverton - Canterbury and East Kent Circuit (Methodist) rep

The staff consist of:

Becky Meredith - Youth (Team) Leader - part time

Ben Robinson - Assistant Youth Worker/Safeguarding Lead - sessional

Nicole Robinson - Assistant Youth Worker/Safeguarding Lead - volunteer

Nigel Collins - Messy Church Leader/Finance - volunteer

Our Governing document can be viewed here

Our Main Policies can be viewed below:

Safeguarding Policy

Complaints

Data Privacy Notice

Guidelines for communicating effectively in difficult situations


[1] A fresh expression of church is a form of church for our changing culture established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church. Source: www.freshexpressions.org.

 

 


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