Urban Missionaries

Across the UK, individuals and groups are choosing to live in neighbourhoods labelled ‘undesirable’ – this choice as a result of their Christian faith. Eden volunteers move into areas that are high up on the indices of multiple deprivation: areas with high levels of unemployment, poor housing standards and failing schools. I have been visiting these teams across the country to explore the kinds of opportunities and stigmas the communities face and what life is like as an Eden volunteer.