Breadline Gillingham

In Gillingham, Dorset, in March, they staged a 'Breadline Gillingham' event as a response to the challenge set by Niall Cooper of Church Action on Poverty at the Bristol 'More than Food' conference. You can read the details of the event, and importantly, how it came into being here.

"More than food - expressing compassion, expecting justice!"

In April the South West Churches Forum held a day to bring together food banks and projects from around the region to look at how churches are responding to the current crisis of food poverty. You can keep up to date on activities in the region on the website.

On Tuesday 22nd October we will be holding an afternoon to resource church leaders and all those with a concern for issues of poverty in our communities. The growth in food banks in our churches is an expression of compassion but we need to ask how questions of justice and policy can be addressed.

When: Tuesday 22nd Oct 2013 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
Where: St Michaels, Stoke Gifford, Bristol
BS34 8PD
Tea & coffee will be available, bring your own lunch

Key speakers:

The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam - Bishop of Salisbury
Professor Ruth Levitas - Bristol University
Alex Burghart - Policy Director, Centre for Social Justice
Niall Cooper - Director of Church Action on Poverty
Chris Mould – The Trussell Trust

To book your place contact ISR on 0117 955 7430 or