Spring of Hope
Vision for Vulnerable brings together people who have a heart to love and serve vulnerable people in the city of Bristol. It's a time for those working closely with vulnerable people to share what's been going on in their field of work, to encourage one another of the breakthroughs they're seeing and to come together in prayer. We aim not just to gather together and pray but to empower one another, sharing and developing the best and most appropriate ways of supporting the vulnerable on a daily basis. We warmly invite you to join us as we pursue God's heart to support the incredible work that is going on in our city in 2018.
We’re looking for volunteers who can help us with occasional DIY tasks. People who can keep things ship-shape and Bristol fasion for all of the people we work with.
Don't worry – we won't ask you to refit our kitchen (unless you're offering)! It's mainly odd jobs that you might have at home. If you’re handy with a hammer or a dab-hand with a drill, we’d love to hear from you.
Contact Steve Smith, our Volunteers Coordinator, if you think you can help.
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.
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"I get a great sense of purpose from volunteering and I think I get a huge amount more out of it than I put in."
By day, the Wild Goose drop-in centre is run by a few staff members and a dedicated team of volunteers. Everything is as it seems. But after dark, when the staff are safely tucked up in bed, a twilit team of volunteers take over. One hears stories about the evening shift; peculiar tales of strange goings-on. But what really happens once the sun disappears remains shrouded in mystery. We sent in Jonnie Angel, Wild Goose Manager, to investigate…
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?