Jesus didn’t just say a lot of good things- he went around doing lots of good things. We want to follow his example.
We support a number of local initiatives; two initiatives we are heavily involved are the Forest Foodbank and Trotters Charity:
In response to local need, a number of churches in the Forest got together to start the Forest Foodbank, and Coleford Baptist Church became the governing church responsible for strategic and legal oversight. The day to day running of the Foodbank is carried out by a team of volunteers from across the Forest, some from churches, many from the wider community. This is overseen by the Management Committee, again made up of folk from across the local community. We are proud that churches and the local community are serving the Forest in this way. To find out more, visit the Forest Foodbank.
The leadership of Coleford Baptist Church are additionally responsible for managing 10 Almshouses, as part of Trotter’s Charity. This Charity was set up by a Baptist over 100 years ago to provide housing for local people who normally might not otherwise be able to find accommodation. The Almshouses are small 1 bedroomed bungalows in a terrace on the outskirts of Coleford, and they continue to provide housing for local people.
Other church folk are also involved, helping collect payments and manage the running of the charity.