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.
World church is led by Karen Wheatley, and includes Charlotte Chaplin, Tim Elsey, Sally Hulbert, Jonathan Papworth, Elizabeth Shaw and Sue Swain-Fossey. There is a short video from a few years ago about us, so you can hear 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.
As part of the church objective of being "increasingly courageous for Christ", we are organising five mission trips over the next two years. All the details are available on this document, and we have tried to create opportunities that will enable everyone to be involved with at least one trip. There is a vast amount for us to organise so please select one that you would be prepared to support, and get in touch with the World Church Team promptly to ensure you are not too late.
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.