What is Greenwich Church?
'Greenwich Church' is the generic title that best describes all the Christian Churches that are located within the
Greenwich Borough boundary (Abbey Wood, Blackheath, Charlton, Coldharbour, Eltham, Kidbrooke, Plumstead, Thamesmead, Woolwich)
and is represented by one of the Borough Deans. The web site is owned and developed by Mervyn Fernandez (currently frequenting
Community Church) as a free service to the Christian community in Greenwich.
The idea of the web site is to map all Christian activity that is going on within the Greenwich Borough in approx. 100 churches.
I will also try to keep the Christian community upto date on the activities and possible synergy with:
The initial 3 areas of focus are the Alpha course, Youth work, and working with offenders and ex-offenders.
- Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
- Greenwich CVS
- Volunteer Centre Greenwich
- ChangeUp Greenwich
- Greenwich Council
- The Greenwich Partnership
The Alpha course is an evanglistic tool created by Holy Trinity Brompton church. We aim to create a borough
wide Alpha strategy for advertising etc and possibly coordinating the timing of the courses so at any one time
in the borough their will be an Alpha course running which will be open to people from other church or denomination
to get involved.
All the youth work co-ordination will come under the guidance of GYFC (Greenwich Youth For Christ). I will be
developing a website for GYFC under Greenwich Church to promote their activites.
With the success of the Alpha course in prisons accross the whole of the UK we aim to continue and build upon this
within the borough with regular courses being run within the Belmarsh prison. We hope to develop a support
network for ex-offenders to bridge-build them from the prison gates to the church gates. This will be
in the form of a mentoring program that has been developed by
Prison Fellowship ministries in America.
If you are a Christian living in the Borough and would like to know more about any of these
three areas, then please don't hesitate to contact me, HTB (the author of the Alpha course),
for the youthwork or Prison Fellowship for the prison work.
Together with Christ
Project manager for Greenwich Church