Church

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What's On

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Sundays

  • 11am - 1pm Morning Meeting held at The Brew

Weekdays

Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community.

  • Monday

    • 9am - 4pm The Brew
    • 9:30am - 10:30am Baby Boogies
      • Pre-School
      • FH neighbourhood centre (hilltop)
    • 1pm - 4pm Inspire 
      • FH neighbourhood centre (hilltop)
    • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Youth Club
      • The Brew
    • 7:30pm - 8:30pm Football
      • St Martins Astro turf
    • 7pm - 9pm Community Choir
      • FH neighbourhood centre (hilltop)
  • Tuesday

    • 9am - 4pm The Brew
  • Wednesday

    • 9am - 4pm The Brew
    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Mucky Monkey's (messy play)
      • FH neighbourhood centre (hilltop)
  • Thursday

    • 9am - 4pm The Brew
  • Friday

    • 9am - 4pm The Brew
    • 11am - 1pm Lighthouse Drop-in
      • Roundthorne Salvation Army
      • Addiction and Homelessness

Additional Services: Food Parcels, Drug/Alcohol Advice, Money Advice, Community Drop In

Events

  • Cell

Get to know God and have fun with friends.

Eden is a Salvation Army Church and we love God. We are really up for people to ask their own questions about life, who they are and why church is so boring. Cell is time for you and your mates to ask these questions.

BUT we don’t sit about singing kum-by-yah, we do a load of mad activities, take trips and learn on the move. You see, I believe God is everywhere and is interested in everyone, you will not just find him in church, but on the street, with your friends and in all you do. If God is everywhere, at all times, what does he want with me? And how do I respond?

You don’t have to have gone to church before, or have any idea about God, in fact it helps if you don’t.

When/how do I get involved - Tuesday 7.30-9pm, tell Tim you are coming on 0161 628 6808

  • Respect Partnership Youth Project

Friday night in style, music and art with Unity Radio.

Unity Radio combine the skills of locally known street artists and music makers with that of youth workers to provide this cutting edge youth provision.

What they do and the way they do it goes way beyond a bit of mixing, and a bit of spray painting, their artists are known to the young people, the kids had heard of them can see their work, listen to their music on the radio.

Unity staff deliver the sessions, but they work alongside, Yip, IYS, PCSO’s – Outreach and detached work was done in tandem with other services.

When/how do I get involved – Friday Fitton Hill Youth Club – 7pm to 9pm.

Community Services

  • Family Support

A good listener and a helping hand

Running a family and making everything work is not easy, sometimes we all need someone to turn to for some help and friendship.

Kelly, our family worker, and a bunch of volunteers are open and friendly and able to give help, advice or just some moral support to any family in Fitton Hill.

When/how do I get involved – Call Kelly on 0161 628 6808

  • Family Trips

The whole family having fun together is really positive and we want to support this. So for many of the families who know us we organise these trips out, to petting farms and Blackpool lights. They happen throughout the year, so stay in touch and you’ll find out where we are going next.

When/how do I get involved – Stay in touch or ring the office to find out about the next one.

  • Cafe Eden 18+

If you know Eden, work with us, or want to know more, this is when the office is open for any visitor to come along, hang out, find out more or talk with some of our team.

You don’t need to book or have any agenda, our centre is friendly and Tim makes a good brew! Come in to rest and get away from things or sit and talk with friends. Many people would like to know more about our work or talk about getting involved and this is a good opportunity.

This is just for adults, not young people.

When/how do I get involved - Monday 3pm to 5pm

  • Hathershaw Learning Support

Offering one to one support for year 7-9’s at Hathershaw School.

Do you sometimes just need a little help in the class room?  Working one to one in the local Secondary School we try to make learning a little easier by having someone there to offer help and support.

When/how do I get involved; Tuesday 12:15pm to 1:15pm

  • Summer Programme

Summers of Fun, activities and days out for all the family

Making summer fun for all the family. In the long school summer holidays Eden gets really going. For the last five years we have had a great time with over 200 people attending our summer trips and activities. We have been to Chester Zoon, Smith Hills Petting farm, bowling, Lased Quest and for a BBQ on the beach, and in addition to this we do yet more youth clubs which are open longer. We also help local people run a funday on their street and this year we taught a load of people to cook.

Our summer activities are not just about young people, we organise things for the whole family to do together. Although we ask people to contribute we raise the funds to make these affordable to all. From 6 months to 60, this is one of the most popular and busy time of our year.

When/how do I get involved - check out this website for future activities (usually announced late June). Ring the office on 0161 628 6808

Vision and Values

We are a Christian Community who express our faith by working to improve our community through commitment, friendship, action, care, compassion, love and neighbourliness.

As a Salvation Army church we are committed to our personal faith in Jesus Christ and to expressing that faith through prayer and worship but also through our personal relationships, how we represent our community and how we fight for justice.

“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” (Isaiah 61:4)

The Salvation Army Eden Project in Fitton Hill is part of a network of Salvation Army church’s from across the world called 614 Network.

614uk has four Essentials

The forgotten places: 614UK reflects God’s concern for the poor by locating in neighbourhoods that are amongst the most deprived within the UK. We’re found in the places that society often forgets and expect to discover that God is already at work there. The forgotten places are all around 614UK is about finding them and showing them that someone has remembered.

Incarnational living: 614UKs first priority is to live within the neighbourhoods we are serving. By living there we fully experience local life, we are able to support the good things we discover and have opportunity to show love to our neighbours. Incarnational living is learning to live the Jesus way in full view of the people we are trying to serve.

Transformational experiences: 614UK believes that our neighbourhoods can change and become places of hope, peace and joy. We seek to act and speak out for justice in order to see lives changed economically, socially and spiritually. We recognise that being there changes our lives. Transformational experiences happen everywhere from the seemingly insignificant exchanges of every day life, the kind word, the welcoming smile, to the big projects of community change.

Building community: 614UK recognises that many live in alienation where they are disconnected from the people they live alongside. We maintain that this is not how life is meant to be and are committed to building bridges so that people can rebuild, restore and renew their communities. Building community is about creating spaces where people can not only meet each other, but learn to live and work together for the good of their neighbourhood.

Re-imagination

614UK is not only about living in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods out of God’s compassion for these places. We’re there because we believe that the Bible re-imagines something different for our neighbourhoods.

The name 614 is taken from Isaiah 61:4. This chapter starts by saying ‘the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.’ The first 2 verses place great emphasis upon what this servant will do for the poor, the broken-hearted, the captives, the prisoners and the mourners. It’s about bringing, binding up, proclaiming, releasing, comforting and bestowing this good news which sees a change for the marginalised to their spiritual, emotional, economic and social lives.

Then the prophet not only recognises the challenges that these people find themselves in – a reality of ashes, mourning and despair – but proposes an alternative of what life with this good news is like – a crown of beauty, the oil of gladness and a garment of praise. By experiencing this, those who have been marginalised will themselves ‘rebuild the ancient ruins, restore the places long devastated, and renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.’

In many respects this passage highlights some of what we want to see in our neighbourhoods. We want to be people who bring a different story, live an alternative way and then see our friends and neighbours with dignity restored, rebuilding the walls of our neighbourhoods in the way that God imagines is best for our cities.

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Tim Royales

Team Leader