There are many ways that Birmingham City Mission achieve their aim of ‘serving the city’. Their Care Centre, provides a place where homeless people can drop in and have a meal and a chat. ‘Elderlink’ cares for the elderly, providing home visits and a lunch club 3 days a week.The Mission’s Children’s Team work in schools and run holiday clubs and the Youth Team organise events and take disadvantaged young people on an annual Youth Camp.
St. Peter’s Church, Welford supports this Mission and regularly contribute to the Resource Centre. The Mission’s van comes to Welford to collect furniture, clothes, bedding, household goods etc. which have been donated by local people. Last year the Centre was able to help in the region of 2,500 people.
The Mission’s ‘Basic’s Bank’ supplies food to people in need, many having been referred by Social Care services and other agencies. There is a collection box at the back of St. Peter’s for donations of non-perishable food items for the Basics Bank as well as an annual collection at Harvest (see below for details of this year’s Harvest Thanksgiving).
St. Peter’s holds an annual Toy Service where toys and gifts are collected for distribution by the Mission to families in need at Christmas. We are
very happy that Wes Erpen, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Mission, will be speaking at our Toy Service this year on 30th October at 11 a.m.
You can find out more about Birmingham City Mission through their website…
All are welcome at the following special events coming up to celebrate our links with the Mission…