At One Church Gloucester we are committed to being a Christian community that serves; we care about the issues our city faces and want to be part of the solution. Trained volunteers spend time each month working in a variety of community settings to make a difference. We are an exciting, enthusiastic and welcoming group based in Gloucester. Each expression adapts to its unique geography but contains the flavour and culture of One Church. Our belief is that church is relevant to both our community and the lives of every individual.
Our first house is receiving guests and we are learning how to serve them well and also challenge them to maintain life in recovery
We've felt God giving us a heart for vulnerable people for some time, and have seen many who are in recovery connecting in to the church. We want to offer the opportunity for women facing crises and challenges such as addictions, domestic abuse, probation etc. being able to turn their lives around, with support from our volunteers. There's no faith requirement to be a resident, but for those that want it, they can explore their faith through various activities at the church.
In the long term, we would love to provide more supported housing which helps homeless people and those in addictions to receive full time support to help them overcome their challenges, become integrated into the church family, and to experience rehabilitation leading to independent living. One Church would like to be a part of the solution in ending homelessness in Gloucester.