Mission Partners

London City Mission – Charlotte Mayhew

London City Mission has an opportunity to serve God by seeking to extend the kingdom into the least reached parts of this city, i.e. those who are least likely to be reached by local church evangelism. Charlotte works in Streathem with the large Somali community.

Alicia Burgess (IFES staff worker, Athens)

Alicia is based in Athens, where she works with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Athens University. The small IFES team which Alicia is part of encourages Christian students to build meaningful friendships with non-Christians and train them in evangelism and discipleship. Alicia and the team do that by gathering believers, getting into the Bible with them, and standing with them in their mission to live and speak for Jesus on campus.

Options Pregnancy Resource Centre

Options Wimbledon Pregnancy Resource Centre is a Christian charity founded in 2006. Our own experience of God’s love and mercy gives us compassion for others in need of support when facing overwhelming circumstances and loss through pregnancy. We welcome people of all faiths and of none. At Options we recognise the value of each individual and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

All our advisors are trained in crisis pregnancy advice and post-abortion/miscarriage support. They receive on-going supervision, training and development.

Options Wimbledon is not an abortion provider and does not make referrals to any abortion provider. However, Options Wimbledon Pregnancy Resource Centre is committed to showing care and compassion for women who chose to terminate a pregnancy. We offer both 1 to 1 and group support for women who struggle with difficult feelings after an abortion.

Elnur Jabiyev – Turkic Belt Ministries

The Turkic Belt is a group of countries across Central Asia, stretching from Turkey in the west to Tajikistan in the east.  Christian missionaries were common in the area from as early as Medieval times, resulting in the sharing of the Gospel across the region. It became a multicultural area, with visitors from many countries, and a massive opportunity for evangelism.  Christianity became ingrained in parts of the region, and a vibrant Christian community was present.

Today many of the Turkic Belt countries are Islamic states, and often environments where Christians are persecuted for their beliefs.  Those who do follow the call of God into ministry sacrifice their careers, livelihoods and safety to obey Him.

The vision of Turkic Belt Ministries is to see the whole of the Turkic Belt rediscover its inheritance and return to God. We work across the region, but also aim to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to those Turkic and Russian speaking people who live across Europe and in the UK.

Ian Gilmour, Holy Redeemer, Streathem

The Holy Redeemer was founded in 1927 by the Church of England to serve Streatham Vale, and is in the Borough of Lambeth, South London.

We are a very diverse church with about 90 in our fellowship, of which around 20 are under the age of 18. We have two services every Sunday and run a variety of activities during the week, including Little Nippers toddler group, children’s groups and teenage youth groups for the local community.

We believe that we can know God by hearing his words in the Bible. So Bible teaching is an important part of our services as well as singing, praying and friendship.

Our aim is to make the good news about Jesus known and to live for him.  We try to be a place that cares for people and has space for those asking questions of the Christian faith.  Everyone is most welcome.

Julian Price – Refugee camps in Kurdistan

The situation in Kurdistan continues to be desperate for so many. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have had to flee their homes in the face of extremist violence and brutal conflict.

Julian is based in refugee camps in Kurdistan, helping people from Christian, Yazidi and minority Muslim backgrounds, with basic food aid, hygiene kits, along with mattresses and blankets to help with immediate needs. The situation is very fluid, and the team’s response is adapting in some places on an almost daily basis.

Julian is establishing relationships, working with local believers and helping people of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. He wants to help them turn despair into hope, hate into love and death into everlasting life.

David Middleton – Holy Trinity, Sheffield

Holy Cross is a conservative evangelical church serving 4 very deprived housing estates in Gleadless Valley – south Sheffield. We are a church of all ages and stages of life and with people from many backgrounds and nations. By God’s grace we are seeing people brought to saving faith in Christ and then growing in Him.

St Luke’s are particularly supporting the creation of a new role in the church – part-time international worker. Holy Trinity is increasingly drawing in people from all over the world. Their new recruit, Pierre, will help the church to reach those from all nations.

Gaines Christian Youth Centre/Camp XL

Gaines exists with the purpose of reaching and discipling young people for the Gospel and equipping others to reach still more. This is done in two main ways. Firstly through through hosting weekend and summer camps throughout the year for church youth groups. They come and stay with us, where bible teaching, accomodation and activities are all provided. Gaines is now at the stage where familiar relationships have been created between visiting groups and the team, which is a huge blessing and encouragement to us as we work and serve here. Secondly through the intake each year of a small Gap Team. These are normally teenagers who have finished their A Levels and come to us for a year out before heading to uni. They attend a bible training course in Birmingham throughout the year, which equips them to handle the bible and to lead bible study groups during our camps, and are actively involved in the running and maintenance of the manor house itself (from painting walls to chopping down trees on our 11 acres of grounds!) Gaines is a huge old manor house in the countryside where constant renovation projects and support are needed!

Redeemer Croydon Talks

The aim of The Croydon Talks is to encourage and equip Christians to live for Christ in their work places. The strategy is simple: faithful, clear, practical Bible teaching. Those of all faiths and none are also very warmly welcomed. We meet on the first floor of a café; doors open from 12:40, the talk is 12:50-1:10, and there’s a FREE tea or coffee per person. The money that St Luke’s has provided will help us to pay the hire fee for the café.

NEW Mission Partners:

  • St John Newland church, towards the cost of a AMIE plant in Scarborough
  • Pardaugava Reformed Church (PRC), a new church plant in Riga, Latvia et up by three ministers trained in the UK.

More information coming soon!