For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
'THE FOOD BANK' is a store where food donated by the community is banked and can be drawn on by people in crisis. It is simple and unique concept designed to help individuals in crisis by providing free emergency food for 3 days (10 balanced meals), which is the period assessed as the minimum time it takes for the appropriate agencies to be in a position to assist. This period can be extended if necessary.
We collect food from the public at supermarkets, from churches and through local groups and schools. Food can be drawn in two ways, both of which operate as a result of a referral from a registered car professional such as the social service, a health visitor, the mental health team, a church pastrol worker, a school or others working in the front line of poverty.
Link to website:www.ctw.btck.co.uk
The Minster was instrumental in setting up street pastors in Warminster. Like all street pastor schemes it is run with support from the Ascension Trust, local churches and community groups, in partnership with Police, Council and other statutory agencies. The Warminster Scheme hopes to be fully operational in 2011.
Please view the video presentation showing the benefits of this work in Lewisham, London.
Churches Together in Warminster (CTW) is the forum by which Christians from all the churches in Warminster can meet and share their ideas. Churches Together in Warminster organises public events at Easter and Christmas where the churches witness to the Christian faith to the people of Warminster. CTW meets regularly during the year and is affiliated to Churches Together in Wiltshire.
Link to Website: www.ctw.btck.co.uk
The Clergy lead weekly acts of collective worship and support RE in the classroom at The Minster CoE Primary and Princecroft Primary schools. Members of the Minster congregation also serve as governors at both schools. We take Open the Book in to Princecroft and members of the Mothers’ Union visit Minster Primary to hear children read. Both schools hold special services regularly at the Minster for children and parents at eg. Harvest, Christmas and Easter. We also support the other schools in the parish when requested.
The Children’s Society helps some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children. The local committee based at the Minster support this work by raising awareness locally and raising money through the Children’s Society national box scheme and organising local fund raising events.
The Minster M.U. is part of Salisbury Diocese M.U. our leader is Jenny Baxter and meet on the 2nd Wednesday at 2.30pm in the west end of the Minster. We support the work of the worldwide MU which is the care of and working with children and families locally and world wide.