Community Involvement

Christchurch Food Bank

Operating since September 2011 it is now located in the Old Chapel at St Joseph's Church, 67 Purewell BH23 1EH. We are a partnership with Faithworks Wessex serving those people of Christchurch who find themselves in financial crisis and unable to buy food. Dry and tinned foods are donated by our member church communities, our schools, Rotary and Round Table clubs and several large retail stores.

A three day supply of food is issued upon the presentation of a voucher from any one of nearly 100 "referers" in the Christchurch area. The Food Bank is manned by volunteers from our Churches and several others who wish to help those in need.

Service Leaflet

Annual Review 2014-15

Food donations into the bank: Monday 10 - 12 pm

Distribution of food: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm, Thursday 10 am - 1 pm, Friday 2 - 4 pm

Contact: Tracy on 07587 371088 or by email:


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Left: Our reception area, for those in need
Centre: Food pack assembly area and storage shelving
Right: Our entrance, the side door of the Old Chapel at St. Joseph's Church, 67 Purewell

FaithWorks Wessex

Christ at the heart of the community, showing God's love in practical ways.
35 Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth. BH1 4HN
Tel: 01202 304004


ccp logo

T​he Christchurch Community Partnership (CCP) is an established local independent charity which seeks to work with other voluntary and statutory organisations to both identify gaps in provision, and to deliver much needed services to the community.

Our projects all seek to address the significant issue of social isolation which impacts on residents across both the age and socio-economic spectrum and to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in Christchurch.


Water Lily Project

The Water Lily Project
Women Loved and Protected

The WLP is a Christian charity serving Christchurch and surrounding areas, supporting all local women. We meet once a week as a group in central Christchurch to provide friendship and encouragement. One-to-one practical emotional outreach support is available for those who need it. Various forms of support are available from filling in forms to supporting young children.

The team, who have all lived in Christchurch and played an active part in the community for many years, have a variety of skills and professional expertise including education, health and social care.

Please contact us by calling 07743 719063 or by email at
Registered charity 1145718. Private limited company 07789396.


Street Support Network

Street Support Network: Bournemouth
Connecting people and organisations locally, to end homelessness in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole.