Community

Forest Gate Church is a community Church.  We don't worship behind closed doors, or ask people to 'come' to Church, as people we are the Church, and we believe in and support many activities which build up our community. We believe in and support families. We believe in and support community groups, sports clubs, youth clubs and local charities.

The faith of those calling Forest Gate their home is practical and tangible to those we live amongst. Our reputation is for being concerned and active in the community.

Some of the community projects and activities include:

Local School Support
We work in partnership with St Michaels' church to run Open the Book in our local Primary School. The team also helps by hosting schools who want to visit our building and understand more about an independent community Church like Forest Gate Church. These visits are interactive and the children not only tour the building, but learn songs, watch videos on baptism and other elements of faith, and learn about our international aid work.

Transportation Services
With our 17 seater bus, we offer free transportation to Gloucester - our nearest city - during children's workshops and it is used as part of our senior citizens work. We also lend our bus which has a wheelchair tail lift, free of charge to local community groups, and as part of the Forest Of Dean Youth Network, it is available and used around the region.

Christmas Kisses & Food Hampers
At Christmas time, families in need are given luxury Christmas hampers or a gift from us to help provide treats for everyone in the family. 

Community Resourcing
Our 'Youth & Community Building' is available for use by all groups in our local community and in the past has been used for interviews, first aid training, pre-schools to name a but a few.

Internet Access
We know the importance of access to information and online content, and so our Youth & Community Building has free Wi-Fi.