A belief not a building
Our outdoor expressions of Church life
Spending time outdoors offers a great opportunity to connect with God and others. Below are some of the ‘gardens’ that we connect with:
Aldermoor Community Farm
Aldermoor Community Farm is an urban community farm near Southampton General Hospital. It is part of the Alder Trust Charity and is run by City Life Church members, Richard and Kathy Pitt. It is supported by both volunteers and community groups with its produce being sold in their farm shop. Aldermoor Community Farm's vision is:
'To operate a sustainable community farm, nurturing the potential of people as we nurture the land'.
For more info, visit: www.aldermoorfarm.org.uk
Greenhouse is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which offers landscaping and gardening services, while also providing employment opportunities for people who have been out of work for a long time, or find themselves isolated. Greenhouse provides support, mentoring, training and a reference for its volunteers, helping them move into other paid employment. They have been running for over 5 years and help around 6 people each year.
Their vision is:
'To be a well-respected landscaping social enterprise that trains and equips dozens of Project Workers with all the skills needed to hold down a steady job and thrive in the workplace'.
For more info, visit: www.greenhouselandscaping.co.uk
Friends of Daisy Dip
City Life Church is an active partner of Friends of Daisy Dip, a group that operates in a wonderful green, open space in Swaythling. The group’s vision is:
‘To develop Daisy Dip Park and the surrounding areas into a clean, attractive and practical space, which the whole community can use and enjoy, getting involved and taking ownership in the process'.
They have seen many improvements made to the space, including a new play park, pathway, and play trail. City Life Church also enjoys taking part in the litter picks and family-friendly events and activities that the group hosts.
For more info, visit: www.fodd.org.uk