Saint Dunstan's is a member of Churches Together in Keynsham and Saltford.

During the 1960s a country-wide development of Christian inter-church activity prompted a programme called ‘People Next Door’ to start up in local churches all over Britain, developing links with their Christian neighbours and the local community. Keynsham and Saltford churches took up this initiative positively and formed the Keynsham and Saltford Council of Christian Churches in 1965. Anglicans, Methodists and Baptists were founding members. Since then St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church has also joined, first providing a chairman in 1998.

The Council became Churches Together in Keynsham and Saltford (CTKS) in 1992, aiming to serve the local community and remain faithful to the Covenant for Unity, which everyone had signed in 1989. The Elim Pentecostal Church now also shares a great interest and involvement in the united ministry of the Christian church in Keynsham and Saltford.

CTKS is dedicated to community outreach and has developed close links with Keynsham Town Council, enjoying further involvement in the Keynsham Music Festival, the Winter Festival, and the exciting new Keynsham Town Regeneration Project, which will help to build a strong local community, both now and for the future. CTKS is affiliated to Somerset Churches Together.

Current projects include

  • Friends in Need - providing transport for doctor, clinic and hospital appointments
  • healing on the streets
  • youth ministry
  • lunch club for older people
  • Outreach to Older people - services in local homes for the elderly
  • ministry in local primary schools
  • organising Lent Studies,
  • organising the Good Friday walk of witness,
  • arranging special events and visiting speakers,
  • preparing and printing a quarterly prayer diary,
  • supporting Keynsham Foodbank,
  • support for Christian Aid,
  • supporting Keynsham and District Talking Newspaper.

Volunteers are always welcome!

Member churches work together in a covenant relationship, summarised as

  • giving thanks for all we have in common, recognising in one another faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour according to the scriptures, and affirming that we are all part of the one church of Jesus Christ;
  • confessing our disunity and turning to God for our healing;
  • working together to pursue and make visible the unity of Christ’s people in the local area;
  • pledging to attempt this:
    • through joint prayer and worship,
    • by learning from each other’s traditions,
    • by exploring our Christian convictions and their application, and
    • by co-operating in mission, especially in the local community.