St Bs has a passion for reaching out to our local community and beyond, and the lead in this is given by the Neighbourhood ministry area, working closely with Hope House, a partner charity of St Bs, set up in 1998.
Hope House provides facilities and services for disadvantaged children and young people and their families in the community. Hope House runs after school clubs, youth group, toddler group, young adults group and one-off events on Strawberry Vale.
St B’s also runs a small but growing community congregation on the Strawberry Vale estate called church@five, which caters for people of all ages and all stages of life.
For January 2014 we are looking to recruit a “Trainee Estates Worker”, to be involved in all areas of the ministry, but with a special interest in youth work. This person will assist our Neighbourhood Pastor, Helen Shannon and join the existing team, some of whom have already moved onto the Strawberry Vale estate. The team are seeking to help long term regeneration of the community through changing the life trajectories of children, young people, young adults and families, by giving them new hope and aspirations, and by raising their expectations.
They aim to achieve this by being part of the community and by building trusted friendships. By living open lives the team demonstrate that residents have choices in how they live their lives; the team are willing to help people to effect change as requested. They also help the residents to engage with opportunities in the wider community in Barnet, thereby helping to combat isolation and disillusionment.
The trainee estates worker, in addition to being part of the EQUIP cohort:
If you would like to talk to someone about what it would be like to work in our Neighbourhood ministry, then please contact Helen Shannon firstname.lastname@example.org
will be part of and supported by the live-in and scaffolding teams at Strawberry Vale
will be part of and supported by the wider Neighbourhood ministry team