Go back to normal view

 

Social Caring

In order to express God`s love in practical terms we work with and support a number of organisations in Malvern and beyond. The first, started by the Priory and other church members is the Lyttelton Well.

The Lyttelton Well is a group of buildings adjacent to the Priory. Click here to visit the website. The `Well` has been developed as a Christian centre, supported by local churches.

Besides providing a coffee house and a Christian bookshop, a counselling service is offered in a sympathetic and strictly confidential atmosphere.

Members of the congregation of Malvern Priory work in the `Well` and are members of many organisations and charities working to support and help people in various ways.

 

The Priory also has a Social Responsibiliy and Action Group

The Group`s task is to:

The Group supports:

Community Action, Malvern and District. which provides a `Shoparound` service for the housebound as well as a car service for those aged 65 and over or who are registered disabled and who cannot access medical appointments by public transport.

the childrenChernobyl Childrens Lifeline which organises holidays for young people from Belarus who suffer the damaging effects from the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident. Ten young people from Belarus stay for a month in Malvern with the families of local people.

 

Malvern Hills Food Bank for which food is collected every Sunday at each service and delivered on the day following.

 

Malvern Credit and Debt Campaign, Malvern Credit Union and Malvern No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS), all aim to help people in Malvern who experience financial problems. NILS is based at the CAB office at Malvern Heights, Chequers Close, Enigma Business Park. Visits are by appointment: to book phone 07783899519 or email, malvernhills@gmail.com.

 

Malvern Churches Justice and Peace Group which organises periodic meetings on topics of current concern.

Malvern Fairtrade Group was formed in 2001 and works to keep the issue of Fairtrade in the forefront of consumers` decision-making.

 

 


Church Action on Poverty.

 

The Dyson Perrins C of E Academy`s Chaplaincy and Youth Work Project now has a Chaplain, Katie Fisher, who works both at the school and the nearby Malvern Vale Community Centre. Katie is supported by the school, the YMCA and Great Malvern Priory together with other Churches of different denominations and has made a strong impact in the life of the school.

 

 

Members of the Group are also involved with Oxfam, Childline and Volunteering in local Schools.

There is also a Mothers Union Group in the Priory which meets regularly.