​Social support

As part of the Church’s response to God's desire for social justice, and a right relationship between people and the created world, we can support and encourage parishes, deaneries and others within the Diocese of Guildford to engage with issues arising in the wider community, such as debt and homelessness.

We do this through working with local parishes and people, identifying their local issues, and then ​establishing partnerships with local ecumenical, not-for-profit and statutory groups to respond to these issues. 

We can offer support to community projects, clergy, PCCs, Pastoral Assistants and others through consultation, training, information and signposting - including sources of funding and through the sharing of good practice. 

We are always happy to receive enquires what we do and how you can become involved.

TonyOakdenWeb Tony Oakden

Church and Community Adviser

01483 790325

Tony has a wealth of practical experience with Social Services both as a qualified social worker and manager. He has a wealth of experience of setting up and running projects and can assist parishes in engaging with their local communities and responding to local social needs.

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