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Alpha is a series of informal sessions to discuss the Christian faith. Find out more
At HTB we are passionate about social transformation and believe that the local church is at the heart of community. Find out more about what we do and see how you can get involved below.
HTB is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk so that they are able to worship and grow in Christ safely. This is done in a coordinated and supported manner and involves Church Safeguarding Officers, the Parish Priests and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved. Please see the safeguarding page for more information.
We have four baptism services a year for infants and adults. If you would like more details please contact [email protected]
We have a confirmation service once a year. Our next service is on Sunday 29 November 2015. If you would like more details and an application form, please contact [email protected]
The shelter operates on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am – 2pm at HTB Queen's Gate, providing guests with shelter, food and friendship. It provides a safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome and offers basic services such as tea and coffee, food, advice, english lessons, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. We also offer a signposting service, an art area and a music area for guests to develop creative as well as practical skills. We link guests to courses such as The Recovery Course and The Money Course.
To find out more, contact s[email protected]
On Saturday late afternoons the RESTART run a drop in from 4pm - 7pm, serving refreshments and developing community.
To find out more, contact [email protected]
We run a Night Shelter on Wednesday evenings with the West London Churches Homeless Concern, London’s largest winter night shelter. Every Wednesday night between November and April, guests come to share a hot meal and get a bed for the night.
The shelter opens for dinner at 8 pm, and individuals can be referred by contacting WLCHC or by coming to the shelter and asking to be added to the waiting list for a bed space.
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For those who find themselves in serious debt, Crosslight Debt Advice can help. Crosslight has a team of experienced staff and volunteer advisors who are trained to help people in debt. We are here to help anyone who has debt problems, regardless of the cause and deal with all types of issues from rent or housing arrears, to credit card debts, council tax arrears and personal loans. Everything you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence.
For more details about how to make an appointment to see an advisor, or to find a free advice centre near you, please visit: crosslightadvice.org
One of the ways we support ex-offenders at HTB is to link them with a mentor. Ideally a mentor would meet with the offender at least once prior to release and then continue to support them for a minimum of six months after release. The mentor provides support, guidance and encouragement around a set of objectives that the mentee sets. Broadly speaking, mentoring is about being a friend with a purpose. If you would like to be linked to a mentor at HTB please contact us: [email protected]
The courses below also offer support:
The Money Course
Dealing with Depression Course
New ID Course for Eating Disorders
HTB’s mentoring scheme exists to draw people alongside one another to encourage each other in the faith and to disciple and mentor each other.
If you are considering becoming a mentor, please contact your Connect Group leader. The Discipleship Department is also available to support or advise. Please contact [email protected] if you would like any assistance. Quarterly mentoring evenings are held to encourage mentors and give them an opportunity to spend time together and receive encouragement and prayer.
If you are looking for a mentor, the first step is to speak to your Connect Group leader and ask them if they could recommend a mentor. Alternatively, you could speak to your Service Pastor at your Sunday service.
Find out more:
What is Mentoring?
Guidelines for Mentoring
Mentoring: Recommended Reading