Westbury on Trym Methodist Church.

GOOD CAUSES: 

Most of the following are causes of a charitable or social nature.  However, our involvement is mainly through active support rather than through financial donations.

Fair Trade

As well as selling FAIR TRADE products we also source our food and consumables through them. If you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on our premises then it is sure to be Fair Trade.

A ROCHA

This Christian based organisation is active in practical conservation projects around the world. These focus on resolving issues that threaten ecosystems and the diversity of their flora and fauna. Some projects are small-scale and led by volunteers; others are bigger-budget programmes involving whole communities dependent on the health of local forests and wetlands. Taking care of the world is at the heart of their work.

ECO CHURCH

Our Church aims to put care for God’s creation at the centre of its worship and outreach. In April 2016 we received our first Eco-congregation award from the Lord Mayor of Bristol. We are currently preparing to apply for our first Eco Church award under the auspices of A Rocha. Since the installation of solar panels we have saved more than projected at the outset.

WESTBURY WELCOME

Jointly with other local churches we seek to house and finance a refugee family in our community. We are working with all bodies and organisations, including the Council, to achieve this.

THE NEW ROOM

John Wesley’s chapel is in the centre of Bristol and is visited by thousands of people each year. To ensure a warm welcome we provide volunteers who help out with the day to day running of chapel and museum.

OUR GARDEN

Our church has a lot of space put down to gardens. At the back there is a vegetable plot that provides produce sold to raise funds for Fair Trade. In the front there are shrubs and flowers to welcome all visitors. Our Green Fingered Hero, Hazel, looks after the gardens as well as the upkeep of the flower plot in the adjoining car park.

KNITTING & NATTER

As well as providing a social occasion, our happy and increasing band of knitters are hard at it making hats, scarves and blankets for refugees and displaced people. All are welcome – every Thursday from 10.00 to 12.00 in the foyer.

FRIDAY LUNCHES

On the first Friday of each month we host a tasty lunch. A suggested donation of £5 will be put towards the charity of the day. This is proving to be a huge and popular success. Come early to avoid disappointment!