Mercy Ministries

 
 

Christians Against Poverty

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Christians Agains Poverty (CAP) are passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of poverty, debt, unemployment and addiction. They work with the local church to bring good news, hope and freedom to people in the UK. They provide several different services including Debt Help, Job Clubs and Release Groups. 

Here in Canterbury we're excited to be partnering with Canterbury Vineyard who are our local CAP Debt Centre. This means that as a church we have committed to becoming an Associate Church with our own Debt Coach, who will work with Becca Leeves at the Debt Centre to increase CAP's capacity to help people in Canterbury.

 
 

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

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As a church we feel called to play our part in fighting the growing injustice of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in the world today.
 
Locally, we hope to do this by being the resource centre for the Stop the Traffik community group for Canterbury and Whitstable. This group will look to raise awareness of modern day slavery in our communities, to educate people to recognize the signs of slavery and the human trafficking that has led to it, and most of all bring justice and freedom to victims trapped in slavery. 

Overseas, we want to support the work of IJM as it confronts injustice and looks to protect the poor from violence in the developing world, specifically their work in addressing modern day slavery. 
 
How to get involved

To join the Stop the Traffik Canterbury & Whitstable Group contact Dr Cheryl Mvula or for more details visit Facebook
 

MakeLunch

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Free school meals make a huge difference to almost 1.2 million children in the UK but when schools are closed so are the kitchens... MakeLunch is a network of churches working to fill the holiday hunger gap.

The families will come for 1hr 45mins where there will be craft and games before sitting down to eat lunch together. Our aim is to MakeLunch one day per week (usually a Monday) of each school holiday. This is a great opportunity to come alongside and get to know people in our local community.
 
How to get involved

Contact Mim Taylor for more information about how to get involved.