St James’ Church has been supporting overseas mission partners, and partners in the UK through the Church Urban Fund, for many years, as well as agencies and mission activity based in the UK. Short term projects in the last ten years have included the building of a cathedral in Tanzania, purchasing land for a school in Rwanda, providing infrastructure for a Theological College in Sri Lanka, assisting with a women’s refuge in Bulgaria and a home for the destitute elderly in Nepal.
As a church 12.5% of our regular income is designated for giving away. The largest proportion is given to those mission partners who depend significantly on our support to do the work they do; then there are organisations to which we contribute on a regular basis and agencies which, as well as supporting others with prayer we channel one-off gifts through the church, as in the case of disaster appeals.
Baldaeus Theological College, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
cbm (formerly Christian Blind Mission), Worldwide
Helen Sinkinson, Operational Development Manager at cbm International
Wycliffe Bible Translators West Africa: the Frésard Family
Find out more about Wycliffe here
Jigsaw Kids Ministries, the Philippines: Lendhel Solidao
YWAM, Sunshine Coast, Australia: Jonathan and Kelsie Cunliffe
Mission Possible, Eastern Europe and East Africa: Richard Wallis, MPUK
INF, Nepal: Seeta Gurung
Interserve/UMN Tansen Hospital, Nepal: Richard and Susanne Cunliffe
Richard will start as the hospital engineer in December after completing language school in Kathmandu. He will be responsible for medical equipment and water treatment.