"They do outstanding work with some of the
most vulnerable people in our society." - Bishop Mike of Bristol.
Bringing God's grace and healing love
to people with life-disrupting problems
*Please keep checking back - we are really excited to announce that we will shortly have a brand new website!*
Crisis Centre Ministries, or 'CCM', is a Christian charity that helps the homeless and people affected by drug-addiction in Bristol, England. We do this by running four main projects:
The Wild Goose is a drop in centre that serves hot free meals six days a week, staff help people into emergency and supported accomodation as well as providing other practical support.
The LITE Course (Life-Skills and Initial Training for Employment)
aims to build confidence and develop the potential of people who have been in addiction, or who suffer with mental health problems, and who
have been long term under-employed.
East Bristol Foodbank is a project that provides food
parcels to people who have been referred by front-line care professionals such as doctors, social workers or through job centres.
Spring Of Hope Ladies' Night Shelter provides up to twelve emergency self-referral beds in a safe place for women who may otherwise have nowhere to go.
If you would like to donate to CCM, please click on the 'Donate' button. Thank you to all our donors and volunteers for their continued support.
AGM and Annual Celebration [29/09/14]
We invite you to join with us at the AGM
and the Annual Celebration as we look back over the last year and
look forward to the year ahead. For more information click here
CEO Vacancy [22/09/14]
We currently have a vacancy for a new CEO. You can find our more information by clicking here
August StreetWise [17/09/14]
Our current edition of Streetwise has been out for a while now containing reports from all the
projects and all the latest news. If you still havn't had a chance to read a copy you can upload a
pdf to your computer here
We all pull together [12/09/14]
On the 10th of September we received a visit from the Burnham and
District Model Railway Club. Having selected CCM as one of their chosen
charities, they have been fundraising for us for over a year. We thank
them greatly for coming down to see us and for their fantastic donation
of £700. It will be a great help to the work we do here.
Spring of Hope House OPEN FOR FIVE NIGHTS from Tuesday 5th August [7/08/14]
On Tuesday 5th August 2014, Spring of Hope Womens' Night Shelter open their doors for a fifth night every week (on the ususal 'first come, first served' basis) at:
71 West Street, Old Market, Bristol.
It's great to be able to welcome more ladies into what is becoming a real home-from-home.
We are now open: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00pm until 8:00am.
More exciting opportunities are on the horizon as the night shelter grows into its new premises.
Our thanks go out again to all those who have made this possible and we look forward to welcoming our new volunteers.
Wilderness Camping! [28/05/14]
Stef Roberts, a 27 year old Bristol motion designer, is camping in the wilderness for the month of May to experience homelessness and to raise money for the Crisis Centre! Read all about his motivations and
experience so far here on Stef's blog
Read the Stef Roberts interview here
If you'd like to sponsor Stef please do! Here's the link:
Spring of Hope OPEN! [27/05/14]
On Monday 19th May 2014, Spring of Hope Womens' Night Shelter open their door to the homeless women in Bristol at:
71 West Street, Old Market, Bristol.
It was an exciting night for the Spring of Hope team, operating from our new premises for the first time.
The service users coming through the shelter door were just amazed and excited at the surroundings which
the new premises afford. It is wonderful to have their own space where they can make themselves at home.
We will still be opening our doors four nights a week: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00pm until 8:00am.
I would like to share even more exciting news! Spring of Hope's Grand Opening for the new building happens
officially on Saturday 14th June 2014 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Please come along and join us in celebrating our new gift with staff members, volunteers, the board of trustees
and official guests, George Ferguson (Mayor of Bristol) and Stephen Williams (Lib Dem MP for West Bristol).
We would like to thank all those who have made this possible and give you a chance to have a look around.
Wild Goose Manager [16/05/14]
We are pleased to announce that Jonnie Angel has offically succeeded Alan Goddard and is
now the offical Wild Goose Manager. Jonnie was the deputy manager and we re sure he will do
a great job in this new role.
Bristol 10K [13/05/15]
We would like to thank the 12 CCM supporters who ran the Bristol 10K on behalf of Crisis Centre Ministries. A slightly drizzly day greeted the runners on Sunday 11 May but nothing was going to deter their spirits. The group was in bright spirits as we gathered at the event. A big thank you to those who took part.
Share Your Faith [30/04/14]
We are inviting you to join us in a practical and interactive
training seminar aimed at helping you share your faith in a clear,
simple and attractive way that is natural and comfortable for you
and enjoyable for the people you are talking with.
The seminar will run twice, so you can attend either one:
- Either all day on Saturday 10 May at Trinity Tabernacle,
between 9.45 am and 5 pm (please bring sandwiches);
- or on three Wednesday evenings at Carpenter House, on 14, 21
and 28 May, from 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
The cost (if you do not volunteer with us) is £6 in
advance or £7 on the door. This covers refreshments and a
full set of notes.
There is more information and a booking form on the
Share Your Faith page of
the BCAN web site.
To book, please contact the CCM office or fill in and return
the booking form.
May StreetWise [29/04/14]
We were planning to start sending out the May edition of
StreetWise in the next few days, but our normal plans are on hold
for a while while we deal with the consequences of the break-in
We will start sending out StreetWise as quickly as we can, but
in the meantime you can read or download the May 2014 StreetWise to catch
up with the other things which have been happening.