Our Work around the World

Across the world we work closely with organisations and individuals providing practical help, spiritual help, training and education. The group overseeing how we spend our money on these projects is the MISSION ACTION GROUP or MAG, chaired by Paul White.
See more on each project below. 

Hope for Justice

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ABOUT Hope for Justice: Preventing human trafficking, rescuing and campaigning for reform       

June 2020:
The Ugandan government adopts a report by HfJ on street children, praising it as “a milestone achievement.” They plan to implement the recommendations.
As part of a joint international law enforcement operation slaves were freed in Austria, the UK and Romania; HfJ gave language support, shelter at their Reception Centre, and advice.
A girl of 16 rescued after 2 years of slavery - one of many examples of young and/or vulnerable people rescued, supported with shelter and advocacy. 
The COVID crisis continues to cause great anxiety that gangs and networks are expanding unchallenged, as the authorities are already too overstretched to react. 


Bishop Given and the Diocese of Kondoa: Tanzania

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Kondoa Diocese, about the size of Wales, is one of the poorest in Tanzania. Our parish and a few others in this area have raised funds for a kindergarten - building completed January  2018. See NEWS link for recent action


The Langham Partnership 

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ABOUT Langham Partnership: Trains pastors, equips students & leaders, distributes books; Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, and the USA http://uk.langham.org/  
June 2020: 
Dr Chris Wright has sent teaching from Jeremiah to people in exile and crisis; also a personal video message to our parish.
Preaching training is proving even more vital as people turn to their leaders (spiritual and political) for guidance and help, and pastors try to respond with God’s message. 
Support continues especially to scholars not able to return home to their families, and struggling to continue their studies.
The Literature Team has prepared and sent out 600 library grants to colleges and seminaries over the last 3 months. 


The Lawrence Barham Memorial Trust:

Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi

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The Trust has been operating in East Africa since 1985, supporting the work of the Anglican Church. Projects have included a cathedral, two income-generating guest houses, schools, colleges, a medical centre and houses for widows and orphans. The work of the Gospel is growing, and to train more pastors, the Trust have to provide accommodation, support and facilities - pastors in Rwanda are only supported by local donations. The Peace Guest House (photographed) completed with local labour and materials in 2016, accommodates many visitors, trainers and international groups, generating income. 


Overseas Mission Fellowship: the Gelsthorpe family, Japan

ABOUT: The Gelsthorpes are missionaries from the UK based in rural north Japan. 

Their June 2020 update is here.