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Churches Together in Orpington

St Paul’s Crofton is a member of Churches Together in Orpington working together with other local congregations to reach out to the people of Orpington and beyond.  We may have different ways of understanding our faith and worshipping God but we are all committed to making the Kingdom of God a living reality in our locality.

The next Churches Together meeting is on Thursday 17 October at 7.45pm in All Saints Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington BR6 0QD

Foodbank Bromley Borough

The Bromley Borough Foodbank doesn’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis through a voucher scheme. It is part of a nationwide network of Foodbanks supported by the Trussell Trust working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. If you would like more information, you can speak to Lynn Rowles or https://bromleyborough.foodbank.org.uk/

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is an award winning, national debt counselling charity offering free help and advice through a network of debt centres based in the local church. CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its top-quality, in-depth service, as well as help finding employment through CAP Job Clubs, freedom from life controlling dependencies through CAP Release Groups and financial education through the CAP Money Course.

If you would like to arrange a visit from the CAP Bromley Debt Centre Coach, please call their Freephone number 0800 328 0006. Calls to the helpline are free from landlines and mobiles in the UK. Phone line open 8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri. CAP Bromley Debt Centre serves BR1, BR2, BR5, BR6 and BR7 postcode areas.

To find out more about CAP Job Clubs or to book your place at the Orpington Job Club, please visit www.capjobclubs.org or telephone 0800 328 006.

Street Pastors

The Orpington team currently patrols every Friday evening between 9pm and midnight. We have built good working relationships the local pubs and restaurants and are well received by the people we meet. This is built from many local churches and is supported by Churches Together in Orpington. They patrol as a team of 4 on a once a month rota and have good prayer support while they’re out. If you think God may be calling you to join the team or pray for them, you can get more information on https://streetpastors.org/locations/orpington/