Some time ago we carried out a short survey on what mission organisations and charities members of our congregation supported. The results showed that as a whole we are a varied and outward looking collection of people with a heart for others.
The main results of this survey showed that, based on about 25% of our congregation, about 75 different organisations are supported and that we have a core of about 10 where there are several people who support either by giving time, money or prayer. For more detail please see the information in the report.
We support Church Pastoral Aid Society as patron of Holy Trinity Church.
CPAS longs to see a Christ-centred, Bible-based, mission-focused Church where leaders are clear about their call to discipleship,
growing in Christ-like character, and competent to lead in a time of rapid change; where leaders discern God’s direction, enable action, build teams, develop leaders, facilitate communication, and nurture people; where leaders work in teams, reflecting the diversity of ministries, and model themselves on the servant character of Jesus; where leaders help transform inherited churches, pioneer emerging churches and deliver creative residential ministry, effectively helping children, young people and adults hear and discover the good
news of Jesus Christ.
• Making disciples of young people and developing leadership potential through Ventures and Falcon Camps.
• Resourcing churches in developing missional leaders.
• Developing key local church leaders for mission.
• Taking a national lead in furthering missional leadership through their patronage work
Tearfund is supported during our Harvest service and at various other events during the year. Tearfund's call is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest. They do whatever it takes to end poverty and rebuild poor communities. They work through local churches, because they're Jesus' body on earth, ready to care for the whole person - and the whole community - inside and out.
We support Christian Aid during Christian Aid week and through other activities during the year, including the campaigns to reduce the unfair burden of debt for developing countries, disaster relief etc. We are keen to have more people to help with Christian Aid week, please contact Ian Baird-Smith if you can spare a few hours once a year.
We have a link with Church's Mission among Jewish people and support their work with donations particularly around Easter. CMJ's mission is:
'To encourage Jewish people to come to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah, to support them in serving him as Lord in the light of God's purpose for them, and to equip the church to be involved in this mission.'