In the community

As a church we see our mission is to serve the community in the Bere Peninsula. We want people to come to know Jesus, and we recognise that for many they have to know we care before they care about what we know. 

We get involved with the community through various events and ministries, which you can read more about below.

Jesus told us to love our neighbours and to “do to others as you would have them do to you”. (Luke 6:31) So, in response we have developed a number of ways in which we can serve others (see below). However,  if you want to serve but what you feel called to isn’t already on these pages, come and talk to one of the Church Leaders and we’ll see if we can help to make your vision reality.

We believe in both prayer and practical action to enable us to fulfil God’s purposes. This is only achievable with the Holy Spirit’s help and the love, encouragement and fellowship of the church family.

Make Lunch

On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the local school holidays, we invite local families to join us for a cooked meal. We provide  children’s activities and space for adults to sit and chat. 

Make Lunch has its own Facebook Page and people can join in through that or by contacting us at BAUC (makelunch@bauc.uk) or via our contacts page. 

This is part of our mission to share the love of Jesus with our neighbours in practical ways.

Hope Cottage

Hope Cottage serves snacks and drinks in a friendly atmosphere with great prices. The café garden is particularly attractive. Community information and advice groups also meet here. Hope Cottage is owned by the church and is run by church and community volunteers. 

Food Bank

Food Bank is operated out of Hope Cottage and is run by volunteers from the churches on the Peninsula. This service is accessed through bpfb20@gmail.com or 07927220209

In partnership with Bere Peninsula Make Lunch (above), we  run a School Uniform Bank where parents can get new and quality used items of school uniform free of charge. Please do get in touch with us on makelunch@bauc.uk or at food bank for further information.

 

Soft Play

BAUC is part of an ecumenical initiative which enables preschoolers with their parents to access a fabulous soft play facility at the Parish Hall on a Wednesday morning from 10:00.

Come along or for more details ring Rev Nick Law on (01822) 840229.

Working together with...

TACT are involved in ecumenical projects such as Street and Prayer Pastors and organise local combined church events.

24-7 Prayer is an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice; a non-stop prayer meeting that has continued for every minute of this century so far, in over half the countries on Earth.

Catalyst is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to the support of young people in our community supported by TACT and SWYM (South West Youth Ministries)

TLG is a Christian charity that helps churches to bring hope and a future for children facing some of the toughest starts in life. We believe change is possible and that's why in all our work lies an unchanging resolve to transform lives for good

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has been bringing hope and healing to people without access to medical care. Our hospital ships are filled with volunteer doctors, nurses, mariners, IT staff, and more. Together we provide free surgeries and care to thousands of patients each year

Our vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.

Allchurches Trust is a large national charity in the United Kingdom, established in 1972. Its objects are to promote the Christian faith and to contribute to the funds of any charitable institutions and to carry out any charitable purpose

Debt Advice Tavistock Area provides services to clients in financial difficulty: Face to face support; teaching how to manage a household budget. It provides authorised and regulated debt advice by trained volunteers.

Methodist Evangelicals Together (MET) is a renewal movement which is Bible-based and prayer-focused. We encourage and equip evangelicals within Methodism to read and study the Bible, pray, engage in theological study, participate in decision making and fulfil their calling.

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