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Coffee House

The Coffee House was established in 2008 when the churches together in Bransgore decided that the community would benefit from a meeting place where they could
come together with friends and family, in a friendly environment. The Coffee House aims to give each and every customer good quality snacks and homemade cakes, alongside the best bean to cup coffee in the area.

We are staffed by volunteers who give up their time to us running, either in
the Coffee House or by making our delicious soups or cakes, without them, we would not exist.

The Coffee House is open as a Covid secure venue.

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Parent/
Toddler & Carer Group

Scallywags has been running successfully for many years and provides a great opportunity for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers to get together for fun, games, crafts and singing in a supportive and relational atmosphere. The group meets weekly during the school term from 10.00am to 11.30am on Thursdays.

 PLEASE NOTE SCALLEYWAGS ARE MEETING AGAIN BY SIGN UP ONLY (RESTRICTED NUMBERS) TO BOOK PLEASE DO SO THROUGH THE EVENTBRITE LINK BELOW:

Scallywags Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

 

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A weekly Friday night (term time) youth club for school years 7-10. We do a wide range of in house activities  that includes our Zone nights, providing games stations, arcade, Beauty salon, Craft and food activities. We half termly will do a trip. All our sessions aim to be interactive, and allow a safe, fun space for youth to connect with one another and our experience team, whilst providing space to also explore the issues of life they might face, as well as faith and God.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT PRESENT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS THE LIFE IS NOT RUNNING.

WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN TO NORMAL ASAP

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Community Youth Club 

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Care Home Ministry

Each month teams from the church go into two local Care Homes to run a service for the residents.  We provide a mixture of traditional hymns, readings, prayers and a short talk. After this short half hour service, we spend time chatting to the residents.  At Christmas we lead a Carol Service in both the homes.

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Memory Lane
 
& Carers' Café

At the end of February 2017, after consultation with local people and health professionals we began this much needed initiative. It is a social group for both those who have memory loss or dementia issues and their carers.  The afternoon includes stimulating activities, often involving singing classic old songs that stir the memory, and refreshments whilst the carers can relax and enjoy some quality time out with people in the same position as themselves.  This group is run every other week on a Monday 2-4pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT PRESENT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS MEMORY LANE IS NOT RUNNING.

WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN TO NORMAL ASAP

Please call the church office should you need any support. We are still here!

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Village Involvement

We have close links with other organisations within the village as well as the other two churches.  Amongst other things we are involved with the annual village Fun Day which is organised by the Rotary Club.  We also support them in running the Village Lights switch on at Christmas and the Fun Run. At Christmas we work with the scouts in providing a Campfire Carol Service.  We encourage members to be involved in village activities to be a blessing wherever they can in the community.

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Local Charities

Slightly further afield we financially support...

  • The BH1 Community project – Serving and supporting those in need in Boscombe.

  • The Christchurch food bank - Serving people who find themselves unable to buy food. We have a collection point here at BCC.

  • Acts 4 Sharing - Providing services to give impoverished people the basics that most of us take for granted.

  • Counselling Together - Professional counsellors from local churches providing services to clients throughout the New Forest.

  • Water Lily Project – Supporting and empowering vulnerable women in Christchurch and the surrounding areas.

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Charities

Charities supported include...

  • Christians Against Poverty – Helping people to get out of debt and manage their finances

  • CARE - Seeking to uphold human dignity and to support the most vulnerable people in society.

  • Through Faith Missions - Helping local churches and Christian organisations engage in evangelism.

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Project Rusova

Committed to holistic care of Romanian villagers. BCC first became involved with Romania in 1990 just months after the fall of the Ceaucescu regime. Initially taking aid, then providing funds to build churches.

In 1996 we started a ‘self-help’ project in the village of Rusova Noua near Serbia.

 

The project employs Josif and Stanca who oversee this work. Recently we have helped the indigenous Baptist church build a church for the village and have been working with local doctors to provide health checks for all the villagers. Over the years we have supported 8 students through High School and University.

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Kalayaan Community Ministries

'Kalayaan' means freedom in Tagalog (Filipino language) as is located in Smokey Mountain dumpsite, Tondo, Manila, Philipines. Their mission is simply to bring help and hope to those affected by the injustice of poverty in the Philippines. This is being done through; - establishing churches - feeding programmes - leadership training - children and youth work/creative arts -emergency relief and response to critical needs.  We have become very attached to Ron and Joanna who run this mission as support them is any way we can.

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Charities

Charities Supported Include...

  • Church Mission Society - working with Christians around the world. BCC supports Stephen and Catriona Bennett, doctors working at Gahini hospital, Rwanda.

  • Nations - A community of peoples in prayer and action for world evangelisation based in Wales.

  • New Hope for Children - aiming to help save children who are living on the street in Bogota, Columbia by giving them a loving and caring family and an education, breaking the cycles of abuse, neglect and poverty.

  • Compassion - giving children living in poverty a brighter future through sponsorship.  We currently sponsor around 50 children.

  • BCC has joined with Compassion in a Child Survival Project in Ecuador. This project helps vulnerable pregnant mothers through childbirth until the child is one year old, at which point (s)he is taken into their Child Support Programme.

  • Open Doors - serving persecuted Christians worldwide.