Loving our neighbourhoods: Gilesgate Litter Pick

We love to show Jesus’ love through practical serving in our local communities and neighbourhoods.

On Sunday 13th October, we helped run the first Gilesgate Community Lunch and Litter Pick.

We were joined by friends from Durham City Baptist Church, Gilesgate Residents’ Association and local residents.

And despite the rain getting heavier and heavier as the afternoon went on, everyone did a great job! Well done guys!

With thanks to Durham County Council for their advice and loaning us equipment.

Prison fellowship: Angel Tree project

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Would you like to help Prison Fellowship in Durham show the love of Jesus by sending out gifts to children whose mums will be in HMP Low Newton this Christmas?

Last year we and Bethel Church Chester-le-Street co-ordinated the Angel Tree Project, enabling 41 gifts to be sent out to children on behalf of their parent in HMP Low Newton.

Here are a couple of responses from mums whose children received a gift from us last Christmas:

"Thanks for helping me use the angel tree this Christmas to send gifts to my boys. it meant a lot to me and my boys out there, it's a lovely thing you do."

"When I came into prison I felt so alone and felt like I had brought shame on my family. Then when Christmas was approaching I was upset I couldn't buy my daughter anything and I was told about the angel gift. We filled in a form and my daughter got a lovely gift from me."

This is how it works… If you'd like to be involved, you'll be given details of one child's gift to buy (up to a value of £10). We then wrap all the presents and add gift tags written by their mums. The presents are then delivered. You are welcome to donate towards a gift if you prefer not to shop!

If you are able to buy a requested gift, or contribute towards a gift, or would like to find out more about Angel Tree please see / email Helen Hunter or Stephen Jones. Your involvement is really appreciated! If you would like to find out more about Prison Fellowship and / or volunteering, please see Helen / Stephen or check out the PF website.