Community ministry and urban mission
At the beginning of the twenty-first century the Church is still seen as a key player in the wellbeing of many local communities through its engagement with the issues facing the local context as it contributes to schools, partnerships and the 'third sector' , as well as in the witness of Christians through neighbourliness, voluntary work and public service. This is inseparable from the Church's mission and worshipping life. Read more about urban mission.
The Church participates in many bodies such as local strategic partnerships, anti-racism alliances, community festivals, credit unions and citizens campaigns.
Underpinning this has been a reflective theological practice that listens, struggles, speaks out and acts in an attempt to seek God's reign and its justice amidst the unrest, alienation and separation, as well as the joyous diversity and achievements of our cities now. Read more about a Theology for Community Ministry.
Since its creation in 1988 the Church Urban Fund, has been a sign of the whole Church's solidarity with those experiencing poverty and social exclusion.