Cathedral Community Connections
C3 – Cathedral Community Connections is a part of the Cathedral’s Parochial Church Council, and is made up of volunteers from the Cathedral Community.
The primary aim of the group is to establish and develop partnerships with charities and organizations in Ripon and the surrounding area which work to serve the needs of the vulnerable in our community. Whenever possible we will foster an ecumenical approach to our partnerships. The idea behind this work is to support community building and to demonstrate our commitment as a church to serving God’s Kingdom here in our city.
The chosen charities for the cycle of 2016-2018 are :
One example of the way in which we work with our partners was a recent collection of clothing that we ran on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers supported by our partners at the Ripon City of Sanctuary. Once we had collected a large amount of clothing, we joined up with another of partners at Jennyruth Workshops, a charity working with people with Learning Disabilities, to deliver the clothing to refugee drop-in centres in Wakefield and Hull. A wonderful example of partners working with partners !