In 2003, a group from the UK went on a missions trip to the Philippines. After visiting the poorest areas, the team were motivated to do something for the children who were living there, but not attending school. In October 2006, this became reality when the purpose built City Gates Academy opened its doors. Today the Academy provides high quality, free education to over 70 children from the most disadvantaged families in Antipolo City, changing lives and stories along the way.
City Gates Metro is our outreach to children and families on the Loxford Estate in Ilford. Every Saturday our kids club provides fun, learning and the good news of Jesus to the children on the estate. Once a year we also hold our annual ‘Love Loxford’ week, full of outreach and love to this wonderful community on our doorstep.
Teen Challenge is a rehabilitation programme for those with addictions and is a big part of City Gates with the residents of Wilkerson House joining our services every week. For more information on the work and ministry of Teen Challenge, please see their website: www.tclondon.org.uk