Organisations in the Stafford area
Associated with Love Stafford
These people are called to Love Stafford as God loves Stafford
If you want to contact one of these groups please use the direct details below rather than via Love Stafford.
Eclipse is a bereavement service for children which is run from the Gateway on Wildwood, the premises of Wildwood Church. It is available to all children in Stafford and District and referral forms can be found on the Eclipse website, given below. This service is bespoke to each child but please keep in mind that there is often a waiting list. Referrals can be made by anyone eg a parent or minister or health professional. Most children are referred by schools who work in partnership with Eclipse staff and provide a room on their premises where children can be seen. No charge is made for this service which is funded by donations and by Wildwood Church. Anyone interested in offering support to Eclipse should also use the contact details below.
Fountains Counselling Service
Fountains is a voluntary Christian organisation staffed by qualified volunteer counsellors who are members of local Christian churches in Stoke on Trent, Stafford and Cannock. The service is available to adults of any faith or no faith. Our counsellors are experienced in areas of anxiety, stress and depression, loss and bereavement, anger and abuse.
For an appointment please call 07980 387847. Appointments can only be made by calling this number.
For further information please see our website: www.fountainscounselling.org.uk.
The House of Bread
House of Bread (HoB) is an independent Stafford based charity that offers a wide range of services for homeless and vulnerable people in Stafford and surrounding villages.
Each week we provide a home cooked meal, clothing, toiletries, advice and support in a safe and welcoming space.
The organisation continues to grow with three drop-in sessions each week, a bible study group, mental health support group, music activities, woodworking and a community garden.
Ask any of our Friends and they will tell you, it isn't a house that makes a home; it's the family inside it. House of Bread is like a real home; we eat together, laugh together, cry together, share success and support each other in times of crisis.
Contact us at:
124 Centurion House, Anson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0GB.
Phone: 01785 243492 / 07720 850720
Since 1989 Question Mark Drama Group have been visiting local primary schools and running drama workshops with year 6 classes using Bible stories.
A play is written based on an Old Testament or New Testament story, and everyone in the class has a part to play.
The Question Mark team (6 or 7) arrive at school at 8.30 am and set up the scenery and have a prayer time. They meet the class at 9 am and put the children into small groups. The groups (narrators, actors, dancers, puppeteers, etc.) practise their parts until 10 am. Then the whole play, which contains lots of humour, sound effects and colourful costumes, is rehearsed twice.
At about 11.15am the class present the play to the rest of the school, followed by an appropriate song with signing. A member of Question Mark draws the morning to a close with a prayer.
Question Mark is really privileged to be welcomed into all the local primary schools.
Prayer support is vital. For more information on this or joining the team please contact Kate Bagnall on 07516916438.
Stafford Christian Retired Active Group (SCRAP)
This group developed quite some years following discussions about the youth group “Focus" and its interdenominational nature. Many pensioners are active and free for daytime events. Its programme is flexible, changing days to accommodate many pensioner involvements. Generally meetings are once a month - in the middle of the month. We are a group from a selection of churches (and none), open very much to members bringing friends along, finding many opportunities to talk openly about many topics including faith, as we walk along. For more information contact Anne Glover; Tel 01785 240108 email@example.com
Stafford Churches Audio Ministry
The core ministry of Stafford CAM is to produce a bi-monthly sixty minute programme of Christian magazine items and worship presented free on a CD. The service is primarily for people who can no longer attend a local church, but is also made available to anyone who wants it. We now have a ‘family’ of over 250 recipients.
Contact Stafford CAM on 01785 604418 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Stafford Street Pastors
We offer listening, caring and practical help to anyone on our streets between 10.30pm and 4am every Friday and Saturday, also some Bank Holiday Sundays and other busy occasions: Mingling with those enjoying an evening out, engaging with anyone who wants to chat and looking out for those who may be vulnerable – providing flipflops, water, space blankets and lollies etc. for those in need. Sharing our faith when asked, we are amazed by the openness of people, eager to know more about our beliefs and motivation. Well respected by Door staff, Police, Paramedics and the Borough Council for our professionalism and caring attitude, we are now regarded as necessary - which is amazing for a Faith organisation whose motivation is to demonstrate God’s Love!
If you would like the opportunity to put your faith into action or for any other information please email: email@example.com
Facebook page www.facebook.com/staffordstreetpastors
The Youth Net
The Youth Net is about churches, schools, children and young people.
We have two areas of work.
To support local churches in their delivery of children's, schools and youth work by offering advice, resources, support, mentoring, training and networking opportunities for church leaders, paid staff and voluntary workers.
To support local churches in their interactions with schools. On a Secondary level we head up a schools ministry team working with local youth workers to deliver lunch time groups, RE and PSHEE lessons, workshops, alternative curriculum, Sacred Spaces and conferences. On a primary level we work with the local church to offer larger scale events and to train and resource volunteers.
The Signpost Centre , based in Highfields, was set up by members of Rising Brook Baptist Church in July 2007. We provide hospitality, emotional support and advice to members of the community in need of help and support in ways that are respectful, kind and friendly. This community well-being project holds to a Christian ethos which recognises that all are equal in the eyes of God, that forgiveness and reconciliation are possible when hurt and damage have been caused and that bringing peace and joy to people's lives is part of the Christian calling. We offer Christ's love to our neighbours, welcoming anyone who needs friendship or help and we guide them towards a happier future. Signposts welcomes people of all faiths and none. We run a number of projects that target the causes and effects of social isolation, support those suffering from anxiety and depression, empower the unemployed to re-enter the job market and provide parenting support and children's holiday activities.
Signposts is a registered charity no. 1149703 and a Company Limited by Guarantee no. 5861136
Tel: 01785 223860
The Signpost Centre, Auden Way, Highfields, Stafford ST17 9TX
Oasis is a group of people who offer support in Stafford to families who include a child with disability. The main priority is to meet families just where they are, totally accepting the child with disability and embracing them as a complete and perfect family thus enabling them to enjoy time together through the activities and events we provide. Help offered includes a practical and emotional support network, helping families access church activities, sharing ideas, fundraising and prayer.
Tel: 07411 484689
Stafford Branch of the Gideons International
Our aim is to distribute Bibles to give people the opportunity to read it for themselves, perhaps for the first time, and to discover God in a personal way. The Gideons place Bibles or New Testaments in many areas including schools, hotels, hospitals, care homes, medical centres, student accommodation, prisons, etc. In addition we make personal presentations of God's Word.
Each year we present personal copies of the New Testament and Psalms to children in thousands of British secondary schools and to many university and college students. We make personal presentations to medical personnel and uniformed services - Armed Forces, Police, Ambulance and Fire. We place New Testaments at hospital bedsides.
For further information please see our website: www.gideons.org.uk
Tel.: 07761 406 460
STAFFORD ACTION GROUP of The Bible Society
BIBLE SOCIETY STAFFORD ACTION GROUP
Bible Society is working to give to every person across the world the joy of hearing God’s Word to each one in the language of their own hearts. We believe that the Bible transforms individual lives and transforms societies when the relevance and power of the Bible is set free. Bible Society achieves its mission through Bible availability, accessibility and credibility. Bible Society was founded in 1804 and the Stafford Action Group has been supporting their mission for over 200 years.
Stafford Action Group not only raises money for Bible Society but is also a passionate advocate for the Bible, encouraging local churches, Christians and schools to value the Bible as the Word of God and to live by its teachings, and then even to embrace and believe the Gospel of hope in Jesus Christ. The Bible shows us all how to LOVE STAFFORD as GOD LOVES STAFFORD.
Contacts: 07484249129; 07811938245; 07794198868
Prison Fellowship believes every prisoner should have access to support and prayer. Our mission is to show Christ’s love to prisoners by getting alongside and supporting them. Through our network of over 2,400 volunteers across England and Wales, we work towards the restoration of offenders, victims and communities. Join in the monthly prayer times for HMP Stafford at Rising Brook Baptist Church.
Postal address: Prison Fellowship, PO Box 68226, LONDON SW1P 9WR
Tele: 020 7799 2500
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: pfenglandwales
Christian Motorcyclists Association
CMA is the UK arm of an international Christian Missionary Organisation that seeks to be involved in every aspect of the biking world. Our mission is to share the love of God, as shown through Jesus Christ, with those who ride motorcycles. Our work takes us into a subculture, the world of motorcyclists or bikers; people with different views who are often shunned or treated as outcasts. Our objective is to see all motorcyclists come to know Christ and then go on to an active life within a local church. As Christians we know there is little as exciting as riding a motorcycle…as bikers we have discovered that there is nothing as fulfilling as being a Christian. The CMA Staffs & Shropshire Branch meets at Rising Brook Baptist Church on the first Monday of every month at 7:45pm
Staffs & Shropshire Branch Chairman: Di Raven
Mob: 07743 481 164
web site: bike.org.uk
The Church Army
The Church Army is a mission-focused community of people who are committed to enabling and resourcing the church and its members to share the gospel. Our vision is for everyone, everywhere to encounter God’s love and be empowered to transform their communities through faith shared in words and action. Everything we do is underpinned by our values: we are prayerful, expectant, risk-taking, generous, collaborative, accountable and unconditional.
Our evangelists and projects work across the British Isles and Ireland to share the good news of Jesus in a variety of contexts and reach out to communities in ways that help them live life to the full as we seek to transform lives with the gospel. We work with the homeless, the marginalised, those battling addictions, young offenders and other marginalised groups. We serve communities, work with children and young people and help the shut-in elderly. We are also committed to building new forms of Christian community to reach people who have little or no experience of church. We work tirelessly to live God's love with those whom we serve.
Captain Gordon Banks CA; Stafford Area Mission & Growth Partner
07771 511516; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Christmas Child - Shoe Box Appeal
Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus name, through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. CATCH THE VISION of how you can help.
There is a warehouse locally, where shoeboxes are processed each November (Online donations start coming in from February) ***Volunteer helpers are needed for processing shoeboxes***Volunteer drivers to collect shoeboxes in November, from churches and schools and/or - you could organise your church/community group to… ***Pack a shoebox or send filler supplies – to check out what is required visit… ***We also need those who can knit, crochet or sew to make items for the shoeboxes. (Ask for details)
www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child or ask for details
CONTACT Brenda Stacey email@example.com Mobile number 07743380835
The Filling Station
Trent Valley Filling Station is a new expression of worship and meets on the second Thursday of the month. It provides a warm welcome, a friendly informal atmosphere and an opportunity for contemporary worship and prayer in a cafe style environment with good tea and coffee and a great speaker.
Everyone is welcome and meetings are held in Stowe By Chartley Village Hall. For further information please contact Derek Pamment on 01889 505190 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We exist because God so loved the world (Stafford included) that he gave his one and only son (Jesus Christ) that whoever believes in him shall...have eternal life. We love because he first loved us.