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...Earthquake Disaster Relief


Monday 6th February - Earthquake strikes Gaziantep, Turkiye and Northern Syria.

The information and images coming out of Turkey & Syria are deeply harrowing. Since the first reports were received on Monday, the full scale of the devastation and death toll has grown massively. There are unbearable accounts of church friends and families caught up in the disaster. Yet in the midst of such unimaginable suffering there are rescue stories that stir hope and acts of kindness that reveal our human capacity for care & compassion.

Our family of churches in the region have already mobilised 5 teams of volunteers to deliver vital aid and provide much needed care and support for the casualties, the homeless and the rescuers. Catalyst have released finances to equip these teams with generators, marquees, aid supplies, blankets and food. More supplies and teams are being prepared.

We can feel powerless in the face of such overwhelming need but there are a few things we can do;
  1. We can pray - individually and collectively.
  2. We can give - through churches and charities.
  3. We can love - by reaching out and listening.


Our God is attentive to our prayers. As we pray we lift our voices to confess before the sovereign king, that we are powerless to meet even our own needs, let alone the needs of the countless injured, homeless, grieving people in Turkiye and Syria right now. The posture of prayer in this moment reveals that while we commit to do whatever we can; we depend on God to do what only He can do.

Tomorrow (Friday 10th February) there is an opportunity to join in prayer with fellow believers from around the world and across our network of church families. This will be hosted online via Zoom and will start at 19:00.

You can access this meeting from home using the meeting details below, we will also be joining the Zoom call for a gathered time of prayer in the Chapel.
Zoom Meeting Details
Click here for the link

Meeting ID: 953 2836 1775
Passcode: Catalyst


Your giving will support the immediate provision of aid, shelter and food. Looking further into the future, the people and places that have been destroyed by this earthquake will also need resources and finances to help rebuild their homes, businesses and communities. You have responded generously to global needs in the past and I know we will be generous in our giving again.

You can give online using the links below - giving to Catalyst can now be gift aided if you are a UK tax payer.
Giving via Catalyst
Click here to give via Catalyst

Through the Congregational Federation we also have links with a charity that has been working in Syria for a while - Christian Rebuild. They work with the longer term aim of rebuilding lives as they rebuild buildings and infrastructure left shattered by natural disasters and war.
Giving to Christian Rebuild
Click here to give to Christian Rebuild

We also have links to CRY, a Christian charity focused on building a better future for Children. They're working in the region to support children, who are extremely vulnerable at times like this.
Giving to CRY
Click here to donate to CRY


We can demonstrate our love for our brothers and sisters in Turkiye, Syria and the wider region by not 'growing tired in doing good' (Galatians 6:9-10). When the news reports and global attention has moved on, we must continue to support them and speak out on their behalf. More immediately, we have friends who are facing these horrors first hand and we can offer them our faithful prayers, listening ears and comforting words.

Links to the organisations:

Catalyst (Unreached) -
Christian Rebuild -
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Planning your Visit

New to Church?...

A brief introduction to 3C Community Church.

Welcome Card Front

Sunday Worship...

This is an overview of a typical Sunday morning service so that you'll know, beforehand, what to expect when you visit.

Where and When

We meet in the Chapel (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.


There is wheelchair access via a paved ramp, and T-loop packs for anyone who needs them. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is an accessible toilet in the community hall.

Our Service

The service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from one of our members. This is usually followed by a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 3 or 4 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Créche (0 months to 4 years). Parents/carers of younger children are welcome to use our créche facilities but they must remain with their child at all times.
  • Trailblazers (4-11 years)
  • Young people (11+ years) Stay in the service

It's best to register your children for their groups before the service begins - just speak to a member of our welcome team. Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the appropriate time someone will announce that our younger members will now go to their various groups. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we may pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Your children will be brought back to the chapel at the end of their session.


Getting Connected...

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some mornings and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join. We can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make sure things run smoothly, you'll need to talk to one of the leaders about joining a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Nursing Home Services
  • Children's clubs
  • Crafting club
  • Warm Space
  • Foodbank

A Note from Phil, our Pastor...

Phil, Becks, Alice & Martha

Becks, Alice and I joined 3C in 2018. Since then Martha has been born, there's been a global pandemic and we've finally moved into the neighbourhood. I work full time for the church whilst Becks works as a music teacher at a secondary school in Gloucester during the week. We know that God led us to 3C and this ministry. He's been shaping us as individuals, a couple and a family to serve Him here in Cam.

Becks uses her musical gifts to serve God and the congregation as part of the music ministry team. She is also heading up the Sunday morning kids ministry - 'Trailblazers'. I lead the church eldership team along with some of our ministry teams. Though I've recently enjoyed a major church building maintenance project, my deepest joy is found in sharing the Word of Life with God's people.

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Every Blessing,


Get in touch

If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome!
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