Local Links

One Chruch Basingstoke

www.onechurchbasingstoke.org

One Church, Many Congregations

Represents nearly all the churches and Christian organisations in Basingstoke. The web site also has news of town-wide and other inter-church evenets, and a list of Basingstoke churches.

Basingstoke Foodbank

basingstoke.foodbank.org.uk

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

Basingstoke Pregnancy Crisis Centre

www.careconfidential.com - basingstoke

Telephone 07973 738861

Free and confidential advice and counselling to women facing difficult decisions due to an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. Support for pregnancy loss. Post-abortion support.

Basingstoke Town Chaplaincy

www.basingstoketownchaplaincy.org.uk

Life and work can be stressful and it can sometimes be helpful to talk to somebody else about what's on your mind. Basingstoke Town Chaplaincy has a team of trained chaplains to provide support to people in the workplace. They are not paid by the employer and anything discussed will remain confidential. While all the chaplains are all committed Christians, they are there to support everyone, whether Christian, of another faith, or no religion.

Besom in Basingstoke

www.besom.com

Telephone (01256) 862400

The Besom helps people make a difference. It provides a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. It ensures what is given is used effectively. The service it provides is free.

Money Lifeline

www.moneylifeline.org

Telephone (01256) 351026

Debt problems? Struggling to pay bills? Pursued by creditors?

A free debt advice service run by churches in Basingstoke

Street Pastors

www.streetpastors.co.uk

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. In Basingstoke, the Street Pastors go out on Friday and Saturday nights.

Youth Cafe

www.londonstreeturc.org.uk/Youth%20Cafe.html

Provides a safe environment (at the London Street United Reformed Church) in which the needs of the young people can be met. The menu is tailored to their tastes and budget and is presented in an un-pressured Christian atmosphere.

Brighton Hill Pre-School Group

Telephone 0788 408 3027 or (01256) 356387

Based at the Early Years Unit in the former Beechdown School (from September 2004). They had been based in our back hall for 3 years, and moved when the old hall was demolished.

Southern Counties Baptist Association

www.scba.org.uk

Our local Baptist Association.

Hampshire & Wight Christian Walkers

www.hantswightwalk.org.uk

Explore the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Enjoy relaxing exercise. Meet new friends. Usually have walks on two Saturdays a month.

National Links

Baptist Union

www.baptist.org.uk

The national organisation representing Baptists in the UK. It is based in Didcot, Oxford, and you should visit their website for further details on the BU and what Baptists believe.

BMS (Baptist Missionary Society)

www.bmsworldmission.org

200 years after William Carey set out for India in 1792 the Baptist Missionary Society he founded continues to support Christians as they spread the good news across the world.

The BMS has partnerships with over 30 countries on four continents, Asia, Africa, Europe and Central and South America. The work is diverse and varied with BMS missionary personnel involved in evangelism, church planting, theological education, Sunday school work as well as medical, educational, literature, development and agriculture. BMS has over 200 workers serving overseas.

Spurgeons College

www.spurgeons.ac.uk

Spurgeon's College has been training men and women for Christian service for over 140 years. Founded by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the College has a rich heritage and an international reputation. The College exists to serve the Church by equipping men and women for Christian leadership and seeks to blend evangelical faith with contemporary relevance, and academic excellence with spiritual growth.

Evangelical Alliance

www.eauk.org

Established in 1846, the Evangelical Alliance brings together Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Church of Scotland and many others to co-operate in prayer, evangelism and social action - to work as one body, whether locally in our neighbourhoods or nationally through Parliament and the media on the pressing issues of our day.

Scripture Union

www.scriptureunion.org.uk

Scripture Union: encourages Christians to engage enthusiastically with the Bible and grow in their faith; equips churches to disciple children and young people; and communities to have a vital Christian witness to children, young people and families.

Tearfund

www.tearfund.org

Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency working with a global network of local churches to help eradicate poverty.

Barnabus Fund

barnabasfund.org

Barnabas Fund supports Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith.