Darren – a passion to help

4th September 2018

Darren Bird is our new Volunteer Co-ordinator whilst Miki Pandele is on maternity leave. Here he gives his thoughts on what volunteering means to him.

Carole: Hello Darren.  How long have you been volunteering here? Darren: Since February 2017.  I came from the Job Centre.  They said that the Jesus Centre was looking [...]

The Safety Net

24th August 2018
Here at the Coventry Jesus Centre we offer a welcome to people with many and varied needs and we can’t hope to meet all those needs ourselves. Thankfully Coventry has a strong network of charities and specialist agencies that provide a safety net for those who are struggling in some way. We are able to […]

Young Citizens

15th August 2018

“Where are we going? The “Jesus” Centre? To help homeless people? “

“So, a religious place with a sombre atmosphere, where they give out food and drink?  We won’t have much in common with them.  I usually think ‘stranger danger” when I see homeless people on the street.“ These were some of the thoughts[...]

Appreciating volunteers with BBQ

6th August 2018

"I want them to feel they are so valuable to us, that they are such an asset"

Here at the Coventry Jesus Centre we want our volunteers to feel appreciated as they normally give their time helping and supporting others, making a difference to people’s lives around them.  So it was a challenge to choose what we should [...]

ESOL outing to Oxford

27th July 2018

Last Saturday, a party of our Jesus Centre students went on a trip to Oxford.

How many today? One, two , three …. twenty one, yes, twenty two in all.  Standing outside the Jesus Centre, we pile on two minibuses, all thanks to YWAM’s DTS Crossroads team who have been staying in Coventry for a month and have o[...]

Meghan comes to town!

1st June 2018

Last week we had a celebrity come to the ESOL Jesus Centre class – Meghan –no, not a duchess but a dog!

She came to guide her owner, Stephanie. Meghan is a guide dog. The Wednesday conversation class’s present topic is ‘People Who Changed The World’. We have all talked about the amazing achievements of people like Martin Luther  King, Rosa Parks, [...]