Our Mission Partners

As a church we commit to giving at least 10% of church giving to mission activities in the UK and overseas. A sub-committee of the PCC oversees this giving each year.

Our current mission partners for 2021 are below, do look at their websites for the most up to date information.

Our mission partners

A Rocha UK 

A Rocha engages with communities in nature conservation, to think about their use of the environment & develop practical ways to care for people & the planet. They respond to the global crisis of biodiversity loss by carrying out community-based conservation projects.
St Paul’s is part of the Eco Church inniciative run by A Rocha and has the Bronze Eco Church Award.

Website: arocha.org.uk

What to pray for:
– thanks that churches across the country are waking up to their environmental responsibility
– pray for A Rocha’s vision that all Christians be engaged in deliberate and ongoing action to protect nature and address climate change practically

Christians Against Poverty (New Malden & Kingston)

CAP started in 1996 in Bradford. They are passionate about lifting people out of debt & poverty and do this through their debt help service, money management & life skills courses. The New Malden & Kingston Debt Centre helps those in our local area.

Website: sjnm.org/ christiansagainstpovertydebtcentre.htm or capuk.org

Link to an interview with local CAP debt coach on Radio Jackie

What to pray for:
– for those continuing to struggle with unemployment and/or a reduced income, for a breakthrough in their situation
– for the recruitment of a new debt coach, Helen Dennis-Smith
– for the recruitment of more befrienders and debt coaches
– for staff as they resume client home visits rather than online appointments

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

CSW works in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East & Latin America, defending everyone’s right to freedom of religion or belief. They are a Christian organisation working through advocacy & human rights, in the pursuit of justice.

Website: csw.org.uk

What to pray for:
– for people around the world who are persecuted because of their faith
– for the work of CSW in advocating for the vulnerable and challenging world leaders to fulfil their duty to protect religious freedom
– that many people will download their prayer diary and join in praying for their persecuted sisters and brothers around the world

Hope Health Action

HHA bring the love of Christ and life-saving health and disability care to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, especially in north Haiti, but now also in South Sudan. They also seek to change attitudes to the disabled and the poor.

Website: hopehealthaction.org

What to pray for:
– that enough funding will be found to enable the Maison de Benediction to be able to open up 100% again
– for HHA as they help support victims of the recent earthquake, in particular increasing their rehabilitation inpatient capacity at their partner hospital by 15-20 beds and by providing wheelchairs
– for the Refugee Education project supporting schools in Uganda and South Sudan

Insight

Insight has been sharing the good news of Jesus in local primary and secondary schools since 1988. They have a small employed team and many volunteers, taking lessons, leading assemblies, and running Bible clubs like Lighthouse at St Paul’s School.

Website: insightinkingston.com

What to pray for:
– for the “Move on Up!’ event for Year 6 leavers
– for the children who attend Insight assemblies, that they will remember what they have heard and that Jesus saves

Kingston Churches’ Action on Homelessness

KCAH support single people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They offer advice, emergency food, clothing, toiletries, & temporary accommodation; and provide lasting solutions to restore self-esteem & confidence, helping people out of homelessness.

Website: kcah.org.uk

What to pray for:
– thanks for Matt Hatton and all he has done, leaving as CEO
– for Aileen Almond as she takes on the role of CEO
– for wisdom to find fresh and independent sources of funding to enable projects to be less reliant on government grants

The Lunchbowl Network

Lunchbowl offers practical help to orphans & vulnerable children in Kibera, Nairobi—aiming to raise these children out of poverty through nutrition & education. They provide education, fund a dinner programme & food for a rugby academy, & run a child sponsorship programme.

Website: lunchbowl.org

What to pray for:
– for the children at the Good Samaritan Primary school and Angel Kindergarten, that they will develop emotionally, physically, spiritually and academically
– for the Saturday Kibera Dinner Programme providing weekly food for the under 10s in Lindi village

Middle East Media

MEM uses creative media in strategic ways to reach Middle Eastern people with the Gospel. Over the years, their documentaries, dramas, animations and short videos have featured on virtually all the mainstream TV stations across the region. They also serve the vulnerable and train believers from a Muslim background in media, enabling them to bring Jesus’ love to their own communities.

Website: mem.org/memuk

What to pray for:
– for more church partnerships to be established this year
– for 25 women (Sudanese refugees and 5 Egyptians) who are currently doing a 3-week course in North Africa, to help them heal emotionally, spiritually and integrate better
– for Naomi, who escaped her country leaving behind 4 children, after her husband beat her; pray for her restoration process.
– for another New Church believer, Basma, who is in pain and in need of surgery, and for her two children who remain in prison in another country because of their faith.

Oxygen

Oxygen supports young people in and around Kingston who are struggling to discover identity, skills and purpose, seeking to show these young people that they are valued, loved and supported. They also oversee Kingston Street Pastors.

Website: oxygen-online.org

What to pray for:
– for the re-opening of youth clubs and projects in September, which haven’t been running during the pandemic
– for the young people engaging with Oxygen through their Minecraft and Discord virtual youth groups.

 

Paul & Helen Hutchinson & WEC

Paul & Helen lead WEC’s cross-cultural work in the UK, overseeing various teams who share the love of Jesus with people from non British backgrounds, including people who settled here decades ago & new immigrants, asylum seekers & refugees.

Website: wec-uk.org

What to pray for:
– for 76 Afghans being temporarily housed at a city centre hotel and the churches’ outreach to them
– thanks for a new translator – an amazing provision following the departure of Paul’s previous translator to London
– continue to pray for their children, for David’s healing of RSI and that he can cope as he moves back to London and for Philip (Oxford), Sarah and Binay (Chicago), as they settle into a new year of studies.

Sam & Abbie Baguma & Mission Aviation Fellowship

Sam is head of MAF’s operations in Uganda, where MAF planes fly aircraft to inaccessible areas to reach out to people in need, to support water and medical projects, mission outreach, Bible translation and development initiatives.

Website: maf-uganda.org

What to pray for:
– thanks that the covid situation in Uganda is slowly improving and that lockdown restrictions have been partially lifted.
– for Ugandan children who are still having to be schooled at home as schools are still shut.

Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian charity working to alleviate poverty and transform and empower communities around the world, in partnership with local churches. And they respond to disasters. Some of our church members, including Grace Gardner, Sarah Jarvis and Vicky Rolfe work for Tearfund.

Website: tearfund.org

What to pray for:
– for their teams around the world working to share God’s love and end extreme poverty through practical action
– for their Reboot Campaign, seeking a breakthrough in the climate crisis through prayer and action
– for their Recover Together initiative, campaigning for Covid vaccines for those in the poorest countries.

Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope help to restore and rebuild hope in individuals facing the harshest of life’s battles. They improve physical and mental health through community-based projects including various choirs, the Sisterhood Sanctuary, Kingston Food Hub and Brite Box.

Website: voh.org.uk

What to pray for:
– for the new Kingston Women’s Hub project launching in September providing holistic support to enable women to thrive after experiencing domestic violence, the criminal justice system, abuse and multiple disadvantage
– for more volunteer drivers for the Good Food Co-op
– for fundraising for the community garden project