Community Outreach

Members of our churches are involved in many different and varied ways in our communities, especially in voluntary and charitable roles.

The Harborough Anglican Team works together with the other members of ‘Churches Together in Harborough’ (CTH) in much of our outreach to the local community, seeking to identify needs and respond in loving
Christian service.

There are 4 principal projects sponsored by CTH:

The Christian Counselling Service - ‘The Bower House’

The Harborough Christian Counselling Service is located at the Bower House in Coventry Road, and provides help, support and encouragement in the form of Christian counselling to the local people of Market Harborough and District at times of crises in their lives.

Its aim is to empower and help people make their own decisions in appropriate ways to enable them to satisfactorily come through these crises. Whilst the workers will be Christians, the service is available to people of all faiths or none.

For more information visit:
www.harboroughchurches.org.uk/
harborough_christian_counselli.html

The Cube

The CUBE on Symingtons is a purpose-built facility for young people in Market Harborough and where much of the youth work of the charity takes place.

The CUBE is supported by Churches Together in Harborough, supporting the churches in their outreach to young people and to their communities, whether that is their schools, families, friendship groups, clubs or town.

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Teenagers access drop-in youth clubs and there are various projects for young people to engage with, including a group of young Christians on Sunday evenings exploring faith. There is also an over subscribed counselling service, funded by Children in Need, and mentoring support.

As well as being used for our core charity work, The CUBE is available for private hire and is suitable for birthday parties, conferences, workshops, meetings and sports activities. The CUBE is also a resource for local churches’ work with children, young people and families.

For more information visit:
www.thecubeyouth.org.uk/

Street Pastors

Street Pastors is a national inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by the Ascension Trust. It is run in partnership with local police, Councils and other statutory agencies.

A team of street pastors goes into the parks, skateboard parks and areas where the young people congregate and then later on in the evening they walk around the town meeting people outside the pubs and clubs. They now patrol on alternate Friday and Saturday nights providing guidance and a point of contact for those who need help.

For more information visit:
www.harboroughchurches.org.uk/
street_pastors.htm

The Credit Union

As a not-for-profit members’ cooperative, it will provide a broad range of affordable, sustainable and ethical services to our members and will encourage the development of good financial practice. It aims to support the local community and in particular those who are excluded from mainstream banking.

Clockwise Credit Union has been running for over 7 years in Market Harborough, and is sponsored by Churches Together in Harborough. Clockwise Credit Union is a community based savings and loan co-operative which offers a wide range of financial services. It offers a professional and positive approach to providing practical and affordable solutions to meet people’s financial need. Help is being given not only with safe loans and cases of need, but also with saving and the wide use of money.

For more information visit:
www.harboroughchurches.org.uk/
clockwise_credit_union.html

In addition to these 4 CTH projects we support the work of The Jubilee Foodbank.

http://jubileefoodbank.info