WELCOME

Welcome to Brighter Bristol! This is an initiative of Severn Vineyard Church and our passion is, alongside the many great agencies in Bristol, to contribute to the social renewal of our city, to make Bristol a brighter place to live and work.

Through a variety of projects, we connect those who want to make a difference, with those who need a difference.  Whether it be a helping hand with DIY or some desperately needed baby equipment, a meal for the homeless or simply a listening ear, our goal is, through sharing Gods love in a practical way, to serve those in need, restoring dignity and reviving hope.

Our support is available at no cost to everyone in the community, regardless of belief or background.

STOREHOUSE 

We offer great quality baby equipment, children's clothing and household items and furniture, completely free of charge, to families in need.  Families are able to come along, have a chat over a cup of tea and choose the items they need.

For more information, contact Michelle Cunningham or Click here 

DIY SOS

Through simple one off jobs such as gardening, decluttering, painting or basic DIY projects, we help make a house a home.  We send groups of volunteers to practically assist those whose personal circumstances prevent them from keeping on top of their home maintenance.  As enthusiastic amateurs, whilst our skills and budget are limited, we aim to do what we can to a high enough standard that everyone is delighted with!

For more information, contact Chris and Emma Simmonds or Click here 

ASHFIELD PRISON

On the first Sunday of the month, we send a team from Severn to visit Ashfield Prison, to support the Chaplaincy, through leading a short worship service and chatting with the imates.  For more information, contact Rachel Roberts.

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED

We always welcome new volunteers to all the different projects with a wide variety of potential roles.  To get involved call on 0117 329 3700 and we'll be happy to chat through the different possibilities, and put you in touch with the team leader.

picture of the Brighter Bristol Storehouse

MONEY MANAGEMENT COURSES

Recognising the need for better management of personal finances in local communities, we run a course to help individuals organise their finances more effectiviely.  For more information, contact Greg Nixon.

SOUP RUN

Partnering with The Bristol Soup Run Trust, teams from Severn Vineyard go out twice a month to provide food, hot drinks, and clothes to those on the streets.  Alongside practical provision, it's an opportunity to be a listening ear and a friendly face, to people who have found themselves alone and in desperate circumstances.

Teams prepare food before going out each month, on a Saturday and Sunday evening.  If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact Martyn Jones