About Us - Love Family
We are a group of Christians, from different churches and organisations across the city, who gather together twice a month to pray, and then take action, for the transformation of family life in the Bristol region. We link with the various organisations listed at the bottom of this page.
We believe strong marriages and families are key to a healthy society but we also know that for many of us, relationships can be a struggle. We long to see every couple and parent in the Bristol region have easy access to help and support for their relationships.
We want to encourage Christians in Bristol to model biblical principles of connection, forgiveness and love in their homes. We also long to see them help and support other families in their communities.
What we do
As well as pray together, we encourage churches and Christians across the city to invest in family life through relationship and parenting programmes. We:
Gather: To build relationships and unity
We gather Christians to build relationships, exchange news, get a better overview and build a “network of networks” involved in parenting and family life. We gather them at a variety of events, small and large. We have had several gatherings, such as evenings introducing different charities, like the National Parenting Initiative and Parent Buddies. We have a Facebook page where we seek to highlight the church's provision for families in the city.
Grow: To learn from God and each other
We pray together for one another and for every aspect of family life across the Bristol region, twice a month, morning and evening. We also have a WhatsApp prayer group for more immediate prayer requests. We learn together and share resources, such as Parenting courses, and practical projects, such as Kids Matter training. We have been involved in city-wide gatherings, such as the “Building Families as Factories of Hope” conference in the City Hall in 2020.
Go!: To act together and as individuals
At the Arise Bristol! Ashton Gate stadium gathering of over 5k people in 2012, we released Christians to help transform family life in the Bristol region. Since then we have seen a number of new charities and organisations set up to support family life in the city, including the National Parenting Initiative Bristol Bath Regional team, Parent Buddies, Begin Well, The Relationships Academy and PAPAYA (Parents Against Phone Addiction in Young Adolescents) as well as encouraging national organisations to operate in the city. For example Home for Good has done great work in encouraging over 60 Christian families to adopt or foster, during lock down.
Latest Family News and Events
This year we celebrate our tenth anniversary! Farewell to our outgoing Co-ordinator, Jane Auld, and welcome to our new Co-ordinator, Sharon Blair
The aim is to raise funds to support three strategic initiatives around fostering/adoption, supporting troubled children at primary school age and supporting struggling teenagers.
With indoor and outdoor play areas as well as the UK’s longest Hedge Maze there is plenty to get the whole family active!
Older Family News