who we are 

world church


At St Paul's church we support a number of World Church partners (listed below) as well as encouraging all members of the church to be involved with our partners or other organisations working around the world. Communication to the church family is through small groups, prayer requests, news, shared lunches and special services.

The team

World church is led by Jonathan Papworth, and includes Charlotte Chaplin, Tim Elsey, Pippa Holman, Sally Hulbert, Sue Swain-Fossey and Karen Wheatley. There is a short video about us, so you can here about our personal vision for being part of this team. To help us be consistent and transparent in how we make decisions and apply funding, we have written a terms of reference. This is available for you to download.

Get involved

Nearly everybody on the team has been involved in overseas missionary or support work, and we know how it can be a life-changing experience. We therefore encourage everyone to become actively involved in one way or another. Many people find that they have time available when they are younger, and for these there is a Gap Year bursary which can help with the finance. The terms of reference for this fund, together with an application form is available for download.

 Monthly World Church newsletters are sent to those registered on the St Paul's website, or can be viewed via the News link below. 

There are a number of missionaries that we support, and more details for each of them can be found on the links below, together with current news and prayer requests.

.News and prayer
Cacouris family - Brazil 
Emanuel Hospital Association 
Jenny and Stuart O
Kenya - Potters Youth Ministry
Kenya - Umoja
New Hope Orphanage, Uplands, Kenya
Peru - Penny and Juan Carlos Marcés
Peter's trip to Burundi - 28th April 2017 for 15 days 
Poland - Dale Taylor
Summit Rural African Poverty  
WEC UK - Jeremy and Kate Ellis