Current projects

Under this thread of the work we intend the sowing of seeds of the kingdom of God which work towards the common good – the work here is intentionally creative, local and active.

We are working to projects here. Below are some of those projects in development or under way.

Urban Orchard

SunflowersWe began clearing the ground at the back of our Gateway facility in 2017 and planted the first trees in April. We are planning on growing apple and plum trees, with seasonal fruits and vegetables, and have set up a bugs hotel and a hedgehog house!

We are starting to build these growing seasons into our work with children and young people across our activities while also connecting with local allotments, exploring how we enable links across local growing spaces.

We are hoping to make our own jams! This is a developing work which is also involving people from across the groups using our community hub.

The Shed

ShedAssisted, in its building phase, with funding from Glasgow City Council, this project intends to provide opportunity to make things for green spaces, community lanes, gardens and orchards across the southside of Glasgow, providing friendships between people and groups. The foundations were laid in March 2018, alongside a relaying of our rear patio which forms a link between the shed, the urban orchard and one of our halls. The shed is a large log cabin which will be kitted out to provide the tools, space and materials to make what is needed. This project is being developed in friendship with groups which meet through our community hub, including Volunteer Glasgow Befriending groups and AA.

The Shed was built across May & June 2018 with a planned start in the Spring of 2019.

We are exploring how this project can link to other local developments combating loneliness.

Merrylee

Patched wallThis is a creative engagement locally, working with ethnographic tools and photography/video intending to understand and work with issues, histories and narratives of the Merrylee Housing scheme, to prompt re-makings of places. This project intends to be an enabling work for the local community to speak to wider bodies, seeking change.

An early partnership project within this wider work is ‘the wee blether’ where we are linking with Govanhill Housing Association, within the Merrylee scheme and local residents, to bring about conversation across generations.

For details and to explore sharing in it, please get in touch with derrick@cathcartbaptist.online.

The afternoon tea project

DaffodilsHere we are seeking to provide teas, coffees & cakes in a lovely setting with creative arts available, to help people grow out of loneliness and find new paths of relationships with each other. These are occasional events across the year – look out for the next one on our events page.

For details and to explore sharing in it, please get in touch with derrick@cathcartbaptist.online.

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