Bodies Associated with GCT
Groups in association with Gloucestershire Churches Together - click on any one for more details and web links.
Spirituality Network for Gloucestershire
The Spirituality Network for Gloucestershire is an informal ecumenical group based on the County of Gloucestershire but welcoming members from adjoining counties.
The Network offers –
- Special Prayer and Spirituality events each year
- A ‘Resource Bank’ of people experienced in leading Quiet Days and Workshops on prayer for use by churches or groups
- A Team to lead weeks of Accompanied Prayer for a church or group of churches
- A two-year training course in Spiritual Directing
- Help in finding a Spiritual Director for yourself
- Occasional seminars and workshops for those involved in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction or in training
Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network
The network meets about every two months and also functions by e-mail / postal circulation.
The purposes of the network are to encourage reflection and action on environmental issues (especially in relation to a just and fair world) among Gloucestershire Christians; to support and encourage local Christians who are concerned about the environment; to provide an information exchange and to facilitate co-ordination of initiatives.
Membership is open to any Christian within the area of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire - and interested members of other faiths are welcomed.
More county contact people:
Maria Wells: “A Rocha” (Christians in conservation)
57 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol. BS35 2AP Tel. 01454 415923
Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8HU
0117 942 8328
Emergency Planning - Glos. Accreditation Scheme
Emergencies occur in our daily lives- illness, accident, bereavement, etc. Ministers of all denominations are used to providing support. Sometimes an emergency - fire, flood, pandemic, terrorist or transport incident - stretches the responding agencies and a multi-agency response is needed.
Gloucestershire Churches Together works with:
- Member Churches & Other Faith Groups
- Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum [LRF - a partnership of agencies working together to both prepare for and respond to major incidents] www.glosprepared.co.uk
- The County Civil Protection Team
- Supporting the Multi-Agency Accredited Volunteers Scheme to provide a swift, organised response by trained volunteers who can perform agreed tasks during an incident eg at Rest Centres, etc
- Involvement in Emergency Plans for Evacuees, Pandemic, Mass Casualties, Vulnerable People
- Advising on Faith issues in Major Incidents
- Encouraging active engagement of members of faith communities in emergency planning & local community resilience
Contact: GCT’s Civil Protection Advisor
The Revd Peter Cheesman - T: 01452 740533 - M: 07887 562635
“Emergencies can happen in an instant with little or no warning. Many agencies play a part in dealing with a disaster and its aftermath, and the effectiveness of the total response will partially depend on how well the emergency services, local authorities and central government have prepared and exercised their arrangements and emergency procedures. It goes deeper than this though. The people who are normally affected most are the residents, communities and Businesses. To have a resilient Gloucestershire we all need to work together to help each other prepared for the unexpected.” - Gloucestershire LRF