Guildford URC supports Traidcraft with a regular stall for people to purchase fairly traded goods at church. Traidcraft is passionate about trade, social and environmental justice and is the original fair trade pioneer in the UK, and advocate the importance of organic farming, sustainability, and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.
Guildford URC has supported Guildford Town Centre chaplaincy since the beginning along with a trustee and members of the congregation volunteering as Street Angels.
Street Angels have helped to ensure many town centre revelers get home safely. Help is offered to the homeless and anyone is difficulty who might need some help. Street Angels are well known for lollipops and flip-flops, but also dispense water and tissues, wet wipes, space blankets, hand gel and first aid.
Please contact us if you would like to know more or would like to join the team. For more information, please visit the Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy – Street Angels website.
CAP is a national debt counselling charity with a network of debt centre’s based in local churches. Along with other local churches GURC supports the Guildford CAP which is based at Westborough URC.
Volunteer debt counsellors can meet you in the privacy of your own home to offer free practical advice and support.
For a conversation and appointment with Guildford CAP Centre please call freephone 0800 328 0006 or visit www.capdebthelp.org for more information.
Oakleaf offers a range of services to empower people living with mental illness to gain skills, training and confidence to manage their mental health and return to work.
Services include work related training to gain new skills, confidence and qualifications. Well being activities and courses designed to build health, well-being and reduce isolation. Counselling services to support clients in their recovery.
Guildford Action seeks to support those in the community who are struggling, traumatized, living on the edge or in danger. Through its Family Support Services, Day Centre and Inclusion programmes Guildford Action provides help, support and friendship to those most in need.
For further information contact email@example.com or call 01483 560 003
Cherry Trees is a charity providing exceptional home-from-home, specialist short-break respite visits for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.
Cherry Trees is a unique place, providing professional care in a safe, stimulating and fun environment, where every child is valued for who they are. It is a community that is dedicated to children and young people, enabling them to spend time with friends and enjoy new experiences and opportunities, while their families have a much needed break from care themselves.
Alongside many other churches in the UK, Guildford URC supports the work of Christian Aid. Seeking to end to global poverty through campaigning and working with partners to end the suffering of the world’s poorest people.
Christian Aid responds to the urgent and immediate humanitarian needs of communities affected by disasters, conflict and violence.
Christian Aid supports partner organisations to reduce the number of individuals and communities living in extreme poverty in all its dimensions.
Commitment for Life (CfL) is the world development programme of the United Reformed Church. Participating churches are encouraged to take action, pray and give in support of people across the world, but especially in the four partner countries/regions:
– Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
CfL provides support for Christian Aid (80%) and Global Justice Now (formerly The World Development Movement) (10%). The remaining 10% is used for education, campaigning and administration.
You can find further information at Commitment for Life website.
Guildford URC is a CfL church and members follow all the regions with interest. The church makes a significant donation to CfL annually and supports it through regular giving.