Christ Church Hengrove

New Wine

New Wine is a movement of churches working together to change the nation through a network of church leaders, National Gatherings, training events and resources. Their vision is to see the nation changed through Christians experiencing the joy of worshipping God, the freedom of following Jesus, and the power of being filled with the Spirit.

Street Pastors - Bristol

Bristol Street Pastors is a local charity operating under the oversight of the Ascension Trust ( As of October 2015, we have nearly 30 trained Street Pastors several Prayer Pastors; deploying a team to patrol the City Centre every Saturday.

Samaritans Purse - Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Open the Book

Open the Book began in Bedford in 1999, when a group of Christians started presenting Bible stories in school assemblies. It was so popular it grew and grew, becoming a national charity. In 2013 Open the Book became part of Bible Society.

Now members of local churches go into schools and tell stories in a 10-15 minute presentation. This can be incorporated into a wider school assembly, or stand alone. Open the Book presents the Bible in primary schools in an accessible and enjoyable way, which helps schools meet their statutory collective worship obligations. We equip, encourage and enable volunteers from churches to deliver good quality assemblies.