Partners and passions
At SPSJ, we are fortunate to support and be supported by many wonderful people and organisations both within our congregation as well as the wider life of the city. Here, you can find a little more about who they are and the great things they are doing in and around Hereford and beyond!
Faith Ford has spent much time researching the St James' WW1 and WW2 war memorials as well as some of those associated with St James' who worked at the Rotherwas Munitions Factory and the local Land Girls.
On her website, you can see her findings from part 1 of her research as well as a range of poetry, photographs and prayers she has written.
Apples of Silver
Val and Mark Turner run a retreat facility along the river 1 mile from the centre of Hereford. It is a place for people of any age and background to come to sit, rest, retreat, engage in various forms of art or find peace and direction in busy and confusing lives. They also offer team building days, mentoring, schools' work and spiritual direction. To find out more, visit their website below:
Close House is a detached Youth Centre in Hereford, in the West Midlands, UK. They help young people aged 11-24 to become mature, be helpful and grow hungry for a full life. They aim to break the cycle of negative experience and behaviour that some young people face, helping them find hope and aspiration and enabling them to control the direction their own lives take. Close House can be found behind St Peter's Church- do get in touch with them for more information!
Vennture is a charity that runs the Street Pastors, Ambassadors, Lean-on-Me and Family Pastors and mentors in Hereford. Like their founders, they bring meaning to the power of Jesus' love to address the challenges of today's society through Street Pastors, Lean-on-Me, Ambassadors & our Family and Individuals Mentoring programmes. With a mission to 'Love People Better', they work to make a difference to vulnerable people's lives, using well equipped and supported volunteers.