News from South West England

Find out how we are finding homes for children in South West England

Stu Dendy and Dave Kingswood share updates, encouragement and prayer points related to Home for Good’s work across the South-West 

Recent highlights

These last few months it has been exciting to have new speaking opportunities with Incoming ministries, St Stephens Church, St Marys Church and Manvers Street Baptist as well as meeting up with Church leaders across Bath & North East Somerset.

Recently, we enjoyed a weekend visit from our CEO, Tarn Bright. We began in Plymouth, where Tarn recorded a programme with Fergus Scarfe at GOD TV and then some time with a Member of Parliament, Sir Gary Streeter MP and his wife, Jan, who have generously agreed to be Home for Good Ambassadors! There was even time with church leaders from Redruth, Plymouth and Torbay. All this, whilst working our way through the most scrumptious Indian meal – thank you each of you for coming!

There was time in Taunton with South West staff from Home for Good, including Dave Kingswood and a small number of our amazing Champions. In Bristol we met various Champions and concluded the amazing visit with Community Church, Southmead, a church that is signed up as one of our Home for Good Churches, please click HERE. to find out more.

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Where our working is making a difference

Dave has worked with Bath and North East Somerset Fostering, helping to produce multiple new videos including explaining how faith can be part of a foster carers life and exploring different kinds of fostering.

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Working with volunteers

We have had new peer support groups leaders and new champions sign up in recent months both in Bristol and in Bath and North East Somerset. This area of our work is really growing and a really important part of sharing the vision to find homes for children who need them and provide the support that families need.

  • Life Church, Fishponds is about to launch a new Peer Support Group – we are so excited!
  • The Peer Support Group for men, located in the Bath area, is very active and growing, with nearly ten men attending every group. Why not email Dave and find out more!

Ongoing partnerships

Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, hosted Home for Good for a North Devon Vision event on Saturday and a Sunday morning service. The leadership and church were not only encouraging, but they have also got stuck in with our Make Room Bible Study and have prompted the opportunity to possibly launch a Peer Support Group locally.

Assemblies of God, South West Conference, was such an enjoyable day and has created a number of fresh opportunities across the region for the work of Home for Good.

Y&C Conference 2024, hosted by Müllers, was full of wonderful youth and children’s leaders, who not only had opportunity to talk with our team but also hear a keynote from Home for Goods Resident Theologian, Tim Davey.

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Spring Harvest 2024, here in the South West at Minehead, was an amazing time as we kicked off our brand-new campaign… Who Cares? - Home For Good | Who Cares asks the questions, could you pledge pray? Consider opening your home? Support our work financially? It was wonderful to talk with so many of you, as you visited our stand, said hello and shared your stories!

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What's coming up

The Gathering 2024 This runs 21st-23rd June and is a fantastic opportunity for nearly 2000 men, to come together and fellowship and worship our Lord! Come and join us, find out more online or contact Stu or Dave for information. Home for Good will be taking a big part in this year’s TG24, sharing our charity’s vision. The weekend is hosted by Christian Vision for Men

What can I be praying for?

We would love you to stand with us in prayer as we continue to work to find a home for every child who needs one in the South West.

  • Please pray for the new Peer Support Group and the volunteers in Fishponds and the families that will be attending
  • Please pray for Local Authorities across the South West and that Home for Good would see an increase in enquiries and referrals for foster carers
  • Please pray for our Champions across the region as they mobilise to share the need with their Churches in fresh and creative ways.
  • Please pray for Dave & Stu, as they seek new opportunities for speaking engagements
    Are there any events happening soon that I can attend?

    Head over to our South West England page to find out what is happening in the area and find all the local support groups.

    Take me there

    How do I get in touch with a member of the Home for Good team in South West England?

    [email protected] Local Coordinator Bath and North East Somerset.

    [email protected] South West Lead

    Date published:
    May 2024



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