St George’s works closely with several local mission partners
Christians Against Poverty
CAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.
The charity operates through a growing network of UK centres, all opened in partnership with a local church. CAP began in 1996 when John Kirkby, armed with a £10 donation, started to help people in his local community who were trapped in debt.
The charity is now a fast-paced, growing organisation whose vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one Debt Centre operating in every major town and city.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with debt issues please phone our freephone number 0800 328 0006 to arrange an appointment.
CAP Life Skills
CAP LIFE SKILLS is a free and enjoyable course that is run in conjunction with the CAP debt service and the services provided by St Georges Church for the community in Stamford and the surrounding area.
- It is a 10 weeks course where members learn skills to improve big parts of life, like saving money, dealing with life’s pressures, relationships, organisation, health and wellbeing. It is intended to help people to build resilience and take control of their future.
- It is held in a group setting to help to build community assisted by a team of befrienders. Social activities like picnics, cooking, quizzes etc are built in to have fun, to build closer relationships and to make friends.
- One to one informal coaching is provided by our two coaches to support the members who set their personal goals and to help them achieve them.
- The good news of Jesus is shared.
If you’d like to know more about the life transforming work of Christians Against Poverty please visit: https://capuk.org/ or contact:
CAP Centre Manager: Simon Jary
Stamford Foodbank is part of a national network of Foodbanks, and is one of over 185 Foodbanks providing emergency food to people in crisis nationwide. Stamford Foodbank has also set up ‘Stamford Household Essentials Project’. Details can be found here
The Foodbank is open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, from 1-3pm.
For more information contact the Church Hub or visit their website.
Stamford Street Pastors are out patrolling the streets of Stamford every Saturday night, with the aim to care, listen to and help anyone they meet.
Although independent they are working closely with the local Police, Community Safety Partnership and Stamford Town Council to help make Stamford safer at night. They stop and chat to anyone they meet while providing a peaceful presence on the night-time streets.
For more information on the Street Pastors, you can visit their website, or contact them:
Tel: 07827 602499
The Evergreen Care Trust
The Evergreen Care Trust seeks to serve older and vulnerable adults in our community by improving their circumstances through advocacy, friendship and practical support.
For more information, you can visit Evergreen’s website, or contact them on:
Tel: 01780 765900
Hope into Action
In June 2018 we opened ‘Hope House’ in Stamford, which is currently housing two tenants who would otherwise be homeless. We are doing this with the support of Hope into Action, who help churches to house the homeless. Have a look at hope into Action’s website here: http://hopeintoaction.org.uk
A team from St George’s has provided the house and furnished and equipped it. Hope into Action are doing a fantastic job of acting as landlords and providing professional expertise to help the tenants move forward with their lives. Our ongoing part is to pray for the tenants, provide befrienders, welcome them into the local community and to provide practical support (everything from sofas, to work experience, to a cup of tea and a natter).
To find out more about how you can be involved, contact Rebecca Winfrey via the Church Hub.