Temple Charity

Supporting the charitable work
of the Church of England
in the area of the ancient ecclesiastical parish of
Temple or Holy Cross and Archdeaconry of Bristol

St Peter’s Church Bishopsworth

A grant from the Charity helped to complete the funding for the St Peter’s Activity and Resources Centre (SPARC) at St Peter’s Church Bishopsworth. The Ark at SPARC, which includes a soft play centre and a cafe, was opened in September 2017, since when it has had hundreds of families through the doors, and has attracted 790 followers on Facebook with 5 star ratings. The Church comments “We have many regulars from the local community who are so thankful that they have affordable play and cafe facilities they can walk to”.

The Ark at SPARC has also run two Job Clubs in conjunction with Christians Against Poverty, and has had a 25% success rate in helping long-term unemployed back into work.