In both Milton Keynes and further afield one of our key aims is to support those in need, and to enable people to be all they are destined to be. This can take many shapes, from practical support such as emergency food or shelter, to friendship and prayer support for those impacting communities overseas.
Every Wednesday morning during term-time we hold free speaking English classes at The Ridgeway Centre. This is a great chance for people who don't have English as their first language to practice and develop their skills. The classes are open to people of all abilities.
The classes run from 9:30am to about 11:30am. For a taster session just turn up.
Think hunger is a problem just for the third world? Surprisingly even in a well-off city like Milton Keynes, many people are struggling to put food on the table.
All it takes is a sudden, unexpected event - a bereavement, illness, redundancy or theft - to throw people into a genuine crisis. The Food Bank provides essential food supplies when people need it most.
We are part of this Milton Keynes wide project, and The Ridgeway Centre acts as the North Milton Keynes drop-in point open Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. We can also accept donations of dried and tinned food, which we pass on to the main Foodbank distribution centre.
If you’d like to join our Foodbank team, please get in touch or visit www.mkfoodbank.org.uk.
Working with a team of other churches across Milton Keynes, the Winter Shelter Project provides a warm dry bed and hot food throughout the cold weather months of December, January and February. It can, quite literally, be a lifesaver for those who would otherwise be faced with sleeping rough on the streets of our city.
In addition, the project helps people to get off the streets and into longer term or permanent accommodation.
The project is staffed mainly by volunteers. To find out more visit winternightsheltermk.com
We support this not-for-profit professional counselling and psychotherapy service through the provision of a therapy room at The Ridgeway Centre. The service, which is by appointment only runs on Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Thursdays from 8:30am to 8:00pm.
The counsellors offer integrative counselling with a person-centred approach. They both have a Christian worldview, which offers the opportunity to consider spiritual or transpersonal issues.
For more details please call: 07544 252050 during office hours.
We are a church with representatives from many nations, and we consider it important to reach out to those in need around the globe. These are projects and people we support as a whole church. Many individuals in the church also have a heart for other countries and projects.