Vinelife Church Manchester has been established in the city for over 25 years and we are committed to seeing the Kingdom of Heaven invade every area of our city. In particular we have always served the poor, vulnerable and those who find themselves sleeping rough on our city streets.
Vinelife Street Outreach: Showing God’s love to people in need
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor…” – Isaiah 61:1
As God’s people we are commissioned to do His works. The good news of the Gospel is not only that we can be saved but also that God cares about every part of our lives. In his earthly ministry Jesus fed the five thousand, healed physical sickness and forgave sins.
WHAT WE DO
Street Outreach and Soup Kitchen Friday nights
Our Street outreach & Soup Kitchen is an opportunity to share God’s love in a practical way with the people who call the streets of Manchester home. God has asked Vinelife Church Manchester to be his hands and feet in taking His love out to them where they are. They need to know that God cares about them and wants to meet their needs.
On Friday evenings we have a team of about 7 or 8 who man the soup kitchen at the Beacon on Bloom Street and we also send out groups of 3 or 4 to take food and drink to the people on the streets. An experienced leader is always present and someone who has been on street outreach before leads each team. We meet at 7.30pm and finish around 9:45pm.
Oxford Road outreach
Our Oxford Rd outreach teams meet at 3pm on a Wednesday Afternoon at the Anchor Coffee House 508 Moss Lane East in Rusholme and from there we walk along Oxford Rd meetign those who are sleeping rough and street drinking. We take food clothing and essential supplies out to them. This project is run in conjunction with Docherty House and Greater Manchester Police.
We operate a foodbank at The Anchor Coffee House, 508 Moss lane East on a Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 3.30pm. We operate this on a referral basis, referral vouchers can be obtained from many local agencies. We give away food donated to us through Church, The Anchor Coffee House and our collection point at Sainsbury’s Fallowfield.