Children and Young People
One of the biggest ways we are able to reach out to our local community is through our children and young people's ministry, where we try to cater for the youngest child to the young adult. Our groups include Junior Church, FURY, Girls' Brigade, Boy's Brigades, and UR Actors an acting group run by members and congregation of High St.
Caring For God's World Group
It was in the mid-80’s that Ken Flemming, working at the Delos Community in Park Street and worshipping with us at High Street, thought we should focus our thoughts, prayers and action on overseas outreach projects and become more aware of the needs of the poor of the world. He was therefore the inspiration and founder member of the aptly named Caring For Gods World Group.
During our offering each Sunday the children make a collection of Mites (5 pences). The Scheme was created in 1986 by Roy Barnett MBE. Since then it has grown and is now supported by almost 100 different organisations, mainly but not exclusively Christian churches of various denominations.The money raised by the Mite scheme is used to fund Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) for severely dehydrated children through UNICEF.
Diarrhoea is very common among children in developing countries. Though treatable, it remains one of the biggest causes of death in children under the age of five, accounting for around 1.8 million young lives every year. This is because children with diarrhoea may lose large quantities of both water and salts, causing dehydration.
Conventional trade often lets down the world’s poorest - the people at the very start of the supply chain who grow the tea, coffee, chocolate or fruit that we enjoy. Fairtrade is an alternative model that puts people back at the heart of the transaction guaranteeing a better deal for farmers and workers and great products for consumers.