The Ark is a community meeting place and advice centre. We provide advice on a wide range of issues including welfare benefits, housing, eviction, employment, general life skills and community issues. Alongside the advice service we run a community meeting place. This is a place of welcome where welcome, friendship, conversation are offered at the same time as free tea, coffee and biscuits. Within the community meeting place we also run a number of community activity groups such as a friendship group, a craft club and an art group, please see our events page for more information on the activity group.
The Ark is a project that is run by the independent charity Phoenix Farm Open Door Project. Phoenix Farm Open Door Project was set up in 2003 to provide support to the Gedling area, and through The Ark it has been able to do that for the last 15 years.
We are a Christian charity founded by 5 churches in the Gedling area and believe that we should serve our community out of Christian love, by seeking and meeting the needs in our community. The founder churches, which are now known as the Ark family of churches are; Phoenix Farm Methodist Church, All Hallows in Gedling, Westdale lane baptist church, St James in Porchester and Gedling Road Methodist church.
Our services are available to all.
Please browse the website and if you don’t find what you are looking for here contact us on 0115 8599556. Advice sessions with our advice worker are by appointment only and need to be booked in advance.