To advance and to develop an understanding of the christian faith for the public benefit in particular but not exclusively by encouraging and enabling churches within bristol city to connect with their local school communities in ways which are positive and supportive, and in particular in less resourced areas.
the charity will further this purpose through action research, based in one locality, and by providing an exemplar of outstanding practice for others to learn from and adapt to their individual context. these connections will:
– provide support in the area of spiritual development and pastoral care to students, school staff and families with the aim that this will impact positively upon the wellbeing of the school community to the benefit of the students, staff and families;
– enable and create safe and imaginative spiritual development and learning opportunities for all ages within both a school context, and an accessible, informal church context;
– work with churches and schools to connect the life of the two communities to the mutual benefit of both; particularly being mindful of how churches can positively serve communities where the majority of population are of another faith or of no particular faith.