Methodism has always combined a focus on the individual response to God with a passionate concern for social justice. Early Methodists were active in the struggle against slavery, campaigned for prison reform and set up a range of educational initiatives to improve literacy and health as well as to develop understanding in the faith of Christ.
Today at Clifton Methodist we try to keep that same dual emphasis between personal faith in Christ and care for others in our community and in the world. We are pleased to have the services of Kim Gabbatiss, a children and families worker, for a few hours a week to work in the church and in the community. In addition we support the work of the Hope Cafe in Clifton and we collect and distribute food to Carecent, the local food bank and local families in need. We are involved in a variety of ways in supporting local schools. We also support a number of national and international charities through our giving including ‘Action for Children’, ‘All We Can’ (for international relief and development) and ‘Methodist Homes for the Aged’.