Transforming lives through offering food, shelter, hope and support to the most vulnerable in our community

Queens Award

Spring of Hope

Andy Kinnersley – Deputy Manager for Provision, Wild Goose

Andy joined the team back in August 2017, so we thought it was high time we got to know him a little better.

What were you doing before you joined CCM?

I was working as a chef de partie for the Ministry of Defence, and before that for Waitrose and John Lewis. I was very content – I certainly wasn’t looking to move!

What made you apply for the role?

Posted: 13:26 on 15-03-18

Start date: 17 Mar 2018 - 09:30
Finish date: 17 Mar 2018 - 12:00
At The Wild Goose Drop-in Centre


Spring of Hope are pleased to be hosting another women's breakfast. If you haven't been before, it's an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, hear an encouraging testimony from a guest speaker, and a time for worship and prayer. Time to enjoy a full English breakfast, too! (Vegetarian option available.)

It's being hosted at the Wild Goose Drop-in Centre at 32 Stapleton Road, Easton, BS5 0QY. It will finish at around 12pm, at which point there will be an opportunity for one-to-one prayer.

Breakfast costs £5.50.


As part of Homelessness Awareness Week, book for an evening of theatre and film to challenge assumptions around homelessness on Mon 26 Feb.
Event description:
6pm - 7pm Forum Theatre piece
Posted: 09:33 on 06-02-18

Start date: 26 Feb 2018 - 18:00
Finish date: 26 Feb 2018 - 21:00
At Watershed


As part of Homelessness Awareness Week, book for an evening of theatre and film to challenge assumptions around homelessness on Mon 26 Feb.
Event description:
6pm - 7pm Forum Theatre piece
7.15pm - 9pm Film premiere and Q and A (including the police, members of Bristol City Council, and sector experts)
A Forum Theatre piece has been devised by young people who have experienced of homelessness and mental ill-health and is based on their own real life stories. It explores the pressures of being a young person trying to stay off the streets, navigating their way through life trying to deal with challenges in relationships, money, accessing services and managing their mental health.
Forum theatre invites audiences to stop the performance and come up on stage to try out different approached a character might take when dealing with challenges. Actors improvise around them and it is a powerful way to open up discussions about how to change people’s lives.
This project is a partnership between Many Minds, Cardboard Citizens and 1625 Independent People.
‘Sleeping Rough’ is a community-based film raising awareness of street homelessness in the UK. Using real interviews conducted with rough sleepers and members of the homeless community all around the country, the film is a docudrama that follows three characters, looking at the circumstances that force each of them to sleep on the street.
• ‘Sleeping Rough’ follows three characters, each on their journey to street homelessness. Jack is an engineer who, through a chain of events, loses his job, his flat, and his family. Catherine is a young woman who moves straight out of care into a flat with her boyfriend, however it soon becomes clear that the relationship is emotionally abusive, and with noone to turn to, she escapes onto the streets. Eva is an immigrant who, to avoid being deported, accepts a job where she is underpaid, overworked and exploited. Soon, she too decides to escape.
• All the events in the film have been described by members of the homeless community; everything that takes place has happened to someone; it’s real. While the events follow a script, all the dialogue is improvised, and was established through a series of rehearsals between Owain Astles, the film’s director, and the film’s cast, many of whom have experience of homelessness themselves. Many of the scenes in the film were shot on location, in shelters and soup kitchens, and on the streets, so the actors were plunged right into the situations they were bringing to life.


Tamara* and her husband settled in the UK having moved here from Africa. When her husband became ill, her situation took a turn for the worse. This is her story...

Posted: 13:07 on 22-12-17

Posted: 13:40 on 24-11-17

Start date: 20 Mar 2018 - 19:30
Finish date: 20 Mar 2018 - 21:00
At Ebenezer Church


Vision for Vulnerable is an event that aims to bring together people who have a heart to serve and love the vulnerable in the city of Bristol. It is a time for those who are on the front line working with the vulnerable to share what has been going on in their field of work, to encourage one another of the breakthroughs we are seeing and to come together in prayer. Our vision is not only to gather together and pray but to empower one another to know the best and most appropriate ways of supporting the vulnerable on a daily basis. We would love to invite you to join us as we pursue God's heart and support the incredible work that is going on in our City for 2018. 

by Katy Gough, formerly Deputy Manager for Provision at the Wild Goose

Posted: 13:48 on 19-09-17
Crisis Centre Ministries is heavily reliant on churches in Bristol and beyond to promote, volunteer, donate and pray for the work that God has called us to do. We asked one of our partner churches, St. Michael’s Stoke Gifford, why they chose to partner with us.
How and when did St. Michael’s Stoke Gifford get involved with Crisis Centre Ministries?
Posted: 15:32 on 29-08-17
Our harvest poster for this year

We’re incredibly grateful for the support you give us at harvest time, whether it’s through your church, school or individual gifts. Your donations help us to stock up on the things we really need for the coming year.

But alongside gathering essentials like instant coffee and washing-up liquid, harvest is also a time when we collect the things that make a big difference to our clients. Your donation of a jar of peanut butter or a bottle of brown sauce could really brighten someone’s day.

Posted: 11:03 on 24-08-17


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