What we do
Gather: To build relationships and unity
We gather Christians engaged in social action and politics across the region, for example in 14 strands, or networks, of activity (see the list at the bottom of this page).
We gather Christians at a variety of events, for example the Building Bristol as a City of Hope conference in City Hall in May 2018, which explored the Christian community's engagement with the council's City Office, through seven Offers and Asks.
Grow: To learn from God and each other
We pray together about three times a year and have had a couple of weeks of Prayer and Fasting for social action and politics across the city. We had seminars to explore social action and politics issues from Christian perspectives, such as at the Going Deeper city-wide gathering at the Colston Hall in 2013. We have also set up the Bristol Churches City Fund, which raised nearly £100k for social action projects in 2018 and 2019.
Go!: To act together and as individuals
We started at a gathering with over 5k people at Ashton Gate stadium in 2012, where we prayed for and released individuals involved in social action and politics. For example, in 2020, about 500 volunteers from 16 churches engaged with the Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter.
See the Timeline
for more examples of how we are helping transform the Bristol region for good.