Bell Farm Christian Centre is a Christian Church based in the middle of the Bell Farm Estate in West Drayton, Middlesex.
Bell Farm and its neighbouring estates house around 10-11,000 people in a disadvantaged area of outer
The story of Bell Farm Christian Centre during the difficult times of the 1990's has been recorded in a small booklet entitled "Lightening the Darkness". The story is a powerful testimony as to how God changed the situation on the estate in answer to the prayers of the church.
Bell Farm Christian Centre plays a pivotal role in helping the local community develop and grow together. Bell Farm Christian Centre provides a number of services and activities for the wider community, as a way of expressing the love of God to all people. The support and services, used by over 3,000 people each year, have encouraged many residents and families to develop personal skills and self-confidence, and learn how to help both themselves and each other. The organisation works with some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised within the community including those from the Traveller Community. Bell Farm Christian Centre currently provides services for the local community in the following areas:
The Advice, Information and Care Service provides, information, advice, advocacy and support to members of the local community who have issues concerning: housing, benefits, consumer affairs, debt, hate crime, domestic violence etc. The work includes partnerships with other organisations that are able to provide information, advice and advocacy on specific issues.
The Children and Families Section provides support and activities for children, families and young people within the local community. The section currently provides: a carers and toddler groups, a toy library, holiday clubs, special events, How to Drug Proof Your Kids Courses so as to support families in the local area.
The Older Persons Section organises a weekly lunch and social club which provides a freshly cooked meal and social contact for older people within the community. Other activities, including day trips, are also provided. An outreach service helps identify and support the isolated older people in the community.
The Parent Support Section provides parenting classes, Positive Steps self esteem courses, Keys for Men courses and one to one support to parents within the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Community Meetings. The Centre has been significantly involved in various community meetings and events to support the community with regard to issues that would impact upon their quality of life. These have included Ward Councillors' surgeries, public meetings and residents meetings.
The objectives of Bell Farm Christian Centre, as specified in its Memorandum of Association are:
- to advance the Christian faith
- to relieve persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or who are aged or sick.
The Mission Statement of Bell Farm Christian Centre is as follows:
“Bell Farm Christian Centre exists to witness to God’s love as
revealed in his Son, Jesus Christ, and to serve our
community in His love and power”.
The church believes that God loves all people with a deep everlasting love and that as the people of God His church should express that love in word and deed. Therefore, all our works, services and activities are an expression of the love of God.
It is also the belief of the Church that all need to come to a personal faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He had come to give abundant life and eternal life. It is the belief of the Church that no one can enjoy that life without coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Consequently, the Church exists to help bring people to a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, so that they might enjoy that abundant life.
It is hoped, therefore, that through all the work, activities and services of the Church that not only the love of God be expressed, but many people will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
Bell Farm Christian Centre ascribes the Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith.
Bell Farm Christian Centre is a Registered Charity No. 1085450 and a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England No. 4110617