The Compassionate Communities team exist to support & equip every church across the Diocese in serving their communities in a whole range of ways: the practical love of God in action.

What can we do to support your ministry?

  • We can offer support in 4 ways:
  • We love to visit churches & chaplaincies to listen to what you are doing, learn, advise & connect with you.Get in touch to arrange a visit from our team to talk over what you are doing, or if you are considering starting a new community ministry.
  • We build and maintain relationships with partner organisations & networks, who offer resources, ideas and support to our church communities.  We can signpost you to a range of partners that exist to support churches, whatever your social action or social justice work.
  • A range of our partner charities can be found under each “theme of work” below.

We offer training, events & resources, as well as signposting to other organisations’ trainings.

The aim of these is always to help churches grow in competence, confidence & courage in your social action and social justice ministries.

  • Details of future events and training can be found here.
  • Resources and links related to specific ministries are available under each “Theme of Work” below.
  • We also record talks & trainings we deliver and post them onto our YouTube channel for you to watch back later.
  • We seek to encourage community ministry work in our parishes, underpinning it all with theology to envision and inspire.
  • We share good practice, and tell stories of what God is doing in our churches, to celebrate and learn from what is already happening.  We create maps to show the range of ministries across the Diocese. You can find a range of stories from churches and partner charities in our “Latest Stories” section below, and under each Theme of Work. If you have a great story to share – please get in touch!
  • Where we can, we amplify the stories & experiences of churches to raise awareness of issues to Local Authorities, local and national government, and seek to inform policy & wider practice.
  • We respond to the emerging needs & events affecting our communities in London to support our parishes in responding compassionately.
  • We facilitate projects and schemes that can only happen at Diocesan scale or wider – for example, our Hosting scheme, or the Pieta Resource for churches responding to youth violence.
  • We work wherever we can in collaboration with our neighbouring dioceses, charities and ecumenical partners to do this.

Our Themes of Work

Compassionate Ministries across the Diocese

We have created maps showing the compassion ministries of our churches across the Diocese, grouped by Themes of Work (e.g. homelessness, food poverty, refugee response).

You can find these maps on each of our Themes of Work pages, or all in one place by clicking on the button below.

Latest Stories

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Contact the Team

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Alison Tsang

Head of Compassionate Communities
alison.tsang​ 07732 729936 / 020 3837 5116
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Pattie Gercke

Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Modern Slavery / Homelessness & Housing
pattie.gercke​ 07551 544 814 / 020 3837 5117
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Jack Edwards

Caring for God's Creation (Diocesan Environmental Officer)
jack.edwards​ 020 3837 5069
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Evi Gosden

Mental Health & Isolation / Money, Debt & Food Insecurity
evi.gosden​ 07342 035956
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Rachel Partridge

Senior Team Administrator
rachel.partridge​ 020 3837 5118