Agencies and Organisations

Abbeyfield Community Project

Abbeyfield Community Project seeks to be a Christian presence in the new neighbourhoods around Abbeyfield and to be part of making those neighbourhoods great places to live.

Beacon House Ministries

Beacon House exists as a Christian agency offering a wide range of holistic services within an atmosphere of acceptance and care for those in need who find themselves homeless or in insecure accommodation in Colchester and the north east part of Essex.

Cantus Firmus Trust

Cantus Firmus Trust seeks to encourage creativity in worship through music and the arts, in the Colchester area and beyond, by providing workshops and music arrangements. The Cantus Firmus Choir brings together singers from many different churches in the Colchester area.

Christian Youth Outreach (CYO)

Christian Youth Outreach is a youth and schools ministry serving schools and churches in the Colchester area. Pray for the team and the exciting developments with chaplaincy in schools.

Colchester CARE Network

CARE aims to provide practical help to individuals within the Colchester area whose needs cannot be met by other agencies, relatives, friends or public transport.

For further information contact the Duty Officer on 01206 792777.

Colchester Soup Run

The Soup Run has been going for 20 years this year and we celebrate the fact that over twenty churches in the Borough continue to be actively involved in offering a meal to homeless people in Colchester every day of the year.


Colchester Foodbank

The Food Bank works to feed people in crisis. They gives three days of nutritionally-balanced food and support to people experiencing emotional or financial crisis.

Colchester Korban Project

Colchester Korban Project provides a safe and secure stop-gap for vulnerable young people, whilst solutions are found to their housing problems.

Colchester Open Door

The Open Door Drop-in Centre is situated inside Colchester Baptist Church. They believe that everyone in life should be able to go somewhere to meet friends, make new ones, and receive support or advice if/when needed, regardless of their present or past.

Colchester PrayerNet

Colchester PrayerNet exists to facilitate fervent, united prayer for the town of Colchester 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each month they compile a prayer guide to provide focus for prayer.

Colchester Town Mission Trust

This small charitable trust makes grants to support Christian evangelisitic initiatives in Colchester and district.


Enabling Christians in Serving Refugees

Assisting and equipping Christians to express God’s love in practical and informed ways to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.

Fellowship Afloat

Fellowship Afloat’s centre is a unique place for adventure, relaxation and exploring the environment.

Friends International

A group representing local Christians in Colchester both on and off the Essex University campus, welcoming overseas students to Colchester.

Hope in Colchester

Hope in Colchester is a multi-church, interdenominational group whose mission is to make Jesus known to the people of Colchester.

Journey into Wholeness

Sharing Jesus Christ with spiritual seekers in New Age settings.


Out4Good is a Colchester-based organisation which seeks to help at-risk young men, covering most of Essex.

Psalm Drummers

Psalm Drummers are drummers and percussionists who worship Christ as King and use their gifts to make Him known throughout the church, the drumming community and the world.

Street Pastors

The Church in Action… on the streets. Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.