Who we support
The parish currently supports six organisations and these are listed below. In addition to this we organise collections for other charities, for example this year we have collected for: Water Aid, DEC appeals, and The College of St.Barnabas.
1. Church Mission Society
The Church Mission Society was founded in 1799 by a group of activist evangelical Christians committed to three great enterprises: abolition of the slave trade, social reform at home and world evangelisation.
Throughout the many stages of its history, which includes founding about two-thirds of the churches in today’s Anglican Communion, CMS has constantly adapted its mission.
Fast-forwarding to the present, we’ve seen the growth of CMS Africa and Asia CMS and we soon hope to bring about a Latin American expression of CMS.
Local voices. Local vision. Local mission. All learning from each other and working together across the world.
As a parish we are sponsoring Derek and Jane Waller who are CMS partners and currently working in Yei Diocese in South Sudan. We met Derek and Jane in October 2014, before they left for South Sudan and they regularly update us with their work in a newsletter. The latest newsletter is here:
September 2016 news
Derek and Jane Waller work with Church Mission Society in South Sudan. They were evacuated when the college they teach at closed down in July, on the advice of their local bishop. Here, Derek reflects on the painful journey of the South Sudanese people and asks us to pray. Photos from IRIN News.
2. Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
MAF uses planes to transform the lives of the world’s most isolated people in need. In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated.
Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline.
Working in partnership with hundreds of other Christian and relief organisations MAF
enables practical help, physical healing, and spiritual hope to be delivered to many of the most remote and inaccessible communities on the planet.
For 70 years, MAF has been flying for life
3. Salisbury Trust for the Homeless
Salisbury Trust for the Homeless provides a home for single adults who would otherwise have nowhere to live.
They provide support for clients to:
- develop essential life skills
- identify and develop options for the future
- access education, training and employment
- access permanent housing
- return to independent living
They offer their clients:
- a safe supportive environment
- shared housing with up to four people per house
- their own bedroom and use of communal facilities
4. Church Urban Fund
As the Church of England’s response to poverty, the Church Urban Fund’s aim is to inform, inspire, resource and support churches as they work to tackle poverty and build community.
They take what Jesus says about loving God and loving our neighbours seriously.
They are passionate about bringing God’s love, hope and justice to the poorest and most marginalised people in England, empowering them to transform their lives.
And they believe the local church is uniquely placed to bring lasting change to its community.
For more details Church Urban Fund
5. Church Army
They are a mission-focused community of people who are transforming lives and communities through the work of evangelists, staff and supporters. They are committed to sharing the Christian faith through words and action in a variety of contexts across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
6. Bridge Project
The Bridge is a Christian schoolwork charity. They’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and young people by acting as a bridge between schools and churches in the Salisbury area.