Local Christian Agencies
This page lists Christian organisations in Kingston and district that offer services to the community including counselling, education, support and advice.
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Bereavement Support Group
Contact: Esther Spokes, 020 8397 0747
Meeting in St Georges Church Centre, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month between 2.00 and 3.30pm, the Bereavement Support Group aims to provide a safe place where people who have suffered bereavement of any kind can make friends and be themselves. Over a cup of tea you will find someone to whom you can talk freely about your feelings, or simply join others in board games and other interests.
Churches together in Kingston
Contact: CTK does not have a website.
Contact CTK through individual churches in Kingston.
Through CTK, churches in Kingston town work together and keep in touch with each other. Leaders of member churches are represented at the regular meetings held every 6-8 weeks; information is shared about events such as special services (including the Good Friday Walk of Witness) and talks, to which everyone is welcome.
The CTK Newsletter is published three times a year
Affiliations: Churches together in South London & Churches Together in England
Churches together in New Malden
Seven mainstream churches in New Malden work together in a range of projects over the year including the week of prayer for Christian unity, Lent study groups, the Good Friday walk of witness and service, Malden Fortnight (prayer walking, prayer tent, Fairtrade stall etc.). At Christmas and Easter they all display a similar banner outside their church buildings.
Churches together in Surbiton & Tolworth
Tel: 020 8339 0372 or 07900 212567
Growbaby aims to provide good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment (up to 5 years), completely free of charge to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income, background or faith. We will accept baby clothes and equipment from anyone who chooses to donate; we simply ask that potential donors ensure they they are in good condition.
Growbaby is a project opf Kingston Vineyard.
Affiliation: Vineyard Churches UK
Tel: 020 7928 0848
Hope UK has a local team of trained drug educators available (from October 2010) to lead interactive drug awareness sessions with children, young people, parents, youth workers and others. Issues covered include drug information, legal issues, why people use drugs, peer resistance techniques and attitudes.
Affiliations: Members of the Evangelical Alliance
Insight - Kingston Churches serving Kingston Schools
Insight Office, Christ Church,
8 Christ Church Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 8JJ
Tel: 020 8339 9866
Insight works in partnership with local church communities and local primary and secondary schools in Kingston to provide support with RE/PSHE lessons, lunchtime/after school clubs and informally in the staffroom and playground.
Affiliations: Scripture Union
Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness
36a Fife Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1SU
Tel: 020 8255 7400
KCAH is a registered charity which aims to relieve the distress of homeless and potentially homeless people by the provision of service and resources. The Housing Action Service offers housing advice, welfare benefits advice and hostel placement services. The Access Project seeks to provide temporary housing for single people in shared houses with 4-6 people each having their own locked room. Winter Night Shelters, run in local churches and manned by volunteers from the churches, offer shelter and hot meals for up to 50 street homeless people through the coldest winter months. KCAH supporters include the local churches, private donors, Kingston Council, the Mayor's Charity, Thames Community Foundation, John Lewis, Millets, Kingston First and Reed Specialist Recruitment.
Tel: 020 8391 1100
Mob: 07789 012554
facebook: Kingston Foodbank
The Kingston Foodbank is being set up as part of a national network under the Trussell Trust. The Foodbank is supported by local churches and organisations to provide immediate help to people who find themselves in crisis and unable to provide for their families. Food is donated by local people and distributed by a voucher
system, partnering with front-line care professionals across the Borough. The Fooodbank initiative has been welcomed by front-line agencies in the Borough.
Individuals or churches interested in supporting this new initiative are invited to get in touch.
Affiliations: The Trussell Trust (www.trusselltrust.org; The Community Church
Kingston University Chaplaincy
Address: Town House, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston KT1 2EE
Tel: 020 8417 2940
Ecumenical Chaplaincy based in the university, working in partnership with local churches and faith communities to offer support to students and staff. Our programme includes public lectures which are open to the community.
Kingston University Christian Union
The CU is a mission team on campus made up of Christians from different churches. Their aim to is to give every student an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. They do this through training and encouraging one another through the Bible and prayer and doing various evangelistic events throughout the year. The CU meets every Thursday lunch time for evangelistic outreach and Thursday evenings for teaching and training in mission.
Affiliation: Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)
Malden Care Scheme
Tel: 020 8949 2233 (answering machine
gives number of the Duty officer on that day)
Working within the boundaries of Old Malden and New Malden we are a group of volunteers who aim to assist those who have no relatives or neighbours to whom they can turn for help. Please see our leaflet for further details of what we can offer.
Address: St Peter's Church, London Road,
Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QL
Tel: 020 8547 0566
Oxygen works with young people (aged 11-18 years) in schools, youth centres and detached settings offering support as they explore their sense of self, their social context and their spirituality. Serving, building relationships and relying on God to offer young people in Kingston the opportunity to discover and follow Jesus.
Affiliations: Youth for Christ, Street Pastors Kingston, Sacred Space Kingston
re:fresh books & christian resources
23 The Broadway, Tolworth, Surbiton KT6 7DJ
Tel: 020 8390 5400
Fax: 020 8390 1004
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Award-winning local Christian retailer selling Christian books, Bibles, greeting cards, music, DVDs, gifts and church supplies. Spacious, welcoming interior; ample parking free in nearby car park or meter parking outside; free Fairtrade tea or coffee while you browse. Well-stocked children's corner. Church and school accounts welcome. Mail-order service available. Bulk orders for Bibles and other Christian books invited.
Re:fresh is more than just a christian bookshop, it seeks to offer a ministry in the local community, open when many churches are closed and offering a familiar retail environment to those who are not used to 'church'. Our website lists helpful books, small group resources etc. It also provides community information such as listings for local churches, Alpha and similar courses etc.
Counselling for the Community
Office: Unit 1B, Global House, Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surbiton KT6 7QD (Counselling rooms at the YMCA, 49 Victoria Rd, Surbiton KT6 4NG)
Tel: 020 8391 1181
Release exists to provide quality, professional, affordable counselling to the local community. It offers individual counselling, counselling for couples and family therapy.
Affiliations: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (bacp.co.uk 01455 883300)
Street Pastors Kingston
Contact address: St. Peters Church, London Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 6QL
Tel: 020 8547 0566
Street Pastors provide a caring presence on the streets of Kingston on Fridays, Saturdays and other occasions between 10.00pm and 4.00am. On these evenings between 15,000 and 20,000 people use the pubs, clubs and bars. The vast majority just enjoy a good night out before heading home, often in the early hours of the morning, but there are many who are lonely, isolated or at risk to whom Street Pastors seek to provide practical, caring support. There are about 40 Street pastors drawn from 20 different churches in the Borough, supported by donations from churches and other organisations including the Metropolitan Police and local pubs and clubs.
Affiliations: Ascension Trust/Street Pastors UK; Oxygen
Welcare House, 53-55 Canbury Park Road,
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 6LQ
Tel: 020 8546 3258
Kingston WelCare is an independent Charity which offers local families support with parenting issues from experienced Support Workers. It provides a warm, safe and stimulating environment where parents and children are made to feel welcome. Through our creative activities, the project aims to promote good parenting to enhance parent's self confidence, skills and enjoyment of their role and to promote the well being and development of young children. Kingston WelCare welcomes people from all ethnic backgrounds and faiths and are pleased to take telephone enquiries.
YMCA London SouthWest
Contact Address: St James House, 9-15 St James Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4QH
Tel: 020 8399 5427
YMCA offers a range of services including housing, youth services, children's services, restaurants, health & fitness, and chaplaincy. YMCA London southWest includes centres in Surbiton, Wimbledon, Parsons Green, The Hawker Centre North Kingston, The Basement John Bunyan Baptist Church Kingston, John InnisCentre Wimbledon and Hampton Swimming Pool.
Affiliations: YMCA England, Oxygen; Churches together in Kingston