Our Mission Partners
In the UK
Short Term Mission Partners
has joined UCCF as a Relay Worker in Colchester, working with the University of Essex Christian Union (CU). Will is really looking forward to serving God in a new university setting, and being discipled and trained through study and conferences. He is excited about meeting the CU, and supporting Christian students as they know more of God's love and and desire to see their friends and their campus changed by Jesus. Christian Unions are so important - Christian students can proclaim the gospel to other students in a way that no-one else can.
is now an associate with LDN (London Day Schools Network). LDN is the London-based branch of The Titus Trust
, a non-denominational Christian charity overseeing activity holidays for a number of young people from independent schools across the country. On these holidays, young people have the opportunity to explore the claims of Jesus Christ through bible talks, bible studies, and optional seminars. LDN works specifically with those who attend London day schools. LDN also works in schools on a year-round basis, helping to run school Christian meetings for those who profess faith and those who do not.
Long Term Mission Partners
is a large country house 20 miles west of Worcester. It long been associated with Christian ministry. XL Camps run a variety of themed Christian camps for youngsters at Gaines. Additionally, the site is used for weekend and holiday get-togethers for young people from churches all over the UK.
is a Christian outreach organisation supporting blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK. It provides accessible materials for reading and teaching, including Braille books and supports the applied use of new technologies.
The Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship
(UCCF) is for people who want to see today's students following Jesus. Their focus and emphasis is on Christian Union (CU) student groups, but it also includes CU Staff Workers and volunteers (including Relay Workers) who work within it, and supporters who give and pray to make it all possible. We are partnering with a staff worker, Sarah Pickett, who supports the CUs in colleges in Oxford and Buckinghamshire.
Union School of Theology
offers theologically rigorous, biblically faithful formation and traning (from BA to PhD levels) to raise up raise well-rounded leaders: humble leaders of head and heart who delight in God, grow in Christ, serve the church and bless the world. Union's President, Revd Dr Mike Reeves, is a member of our church family.
Around the World
The Barnabas Fund is an international, interdenominational Christian aid agency that supports Christians who face discrimination or persecution as a consequence of their faith.
Crosslinks is an international mission society working principally within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Through Crosslinks we support Luke and Mary Foster (and their family) in Chile. Luke is a former curate at St Paul’s and is now teaching at a theological college in Santiago. We also support Joe and Rachel Clarke (and their family) in Coimbra, Portugal. They are working amongst students with the GBU (Grupo Bíblico Universitário) - the Portuguese Christian student movement affiliated to IFES.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) exists to see 'isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ's name.' They use aviation and technology, because in many places those are the only ways to reach isolated people in need. Through MAF, we support Steve & Katie Machell who are working in Chad and East Africa providing air-support to missionaries and aid workers across the region.
We support Mike and Vicky and their family with Serving in Mission (SIM & MECO International) in Lebanon. They founded the Bread of Life Society locally, which aims to strengthen the witness of the gospel and unity in churches. The society has also responded to the refugee crisis by providing education for many of the Syrian refugee children in its education centre. Additionally, they're working to develop Sunday School Mustard Seeds curriculum (produced by TnT ministries) in to Arabic.
The Shalom Centre helps children with special needs and their families in Arequipa, Peru. Latin Link member Ruth McKee works at this project. Our link with the project originally came through the late Dennis Smith, a former lay minister at St Paul's, who oversaw the Colegio Internacional in Arequipa.
The Rt Revd Michael Lubowa, who spent a period of time training at St Paul's while studying at theological college in Bristol, is the Bishop of Central Buganda (Uganda). St Paul's has supported Bishop Michael and his wife Janepher on a number of occasions, and has organised a number of trips to visit them and experience their work within the Church of Uganda.
Wycliffe Bible Translators exists to provide everyone with a chance to engage with the message of Jesus – in the language that speaks to them best. For over 60 years, they've been pioneering and innovating, working alongside communities around the world, creating partnerships, and training local people to translate the Bible. Our particular link with Wycliffe Bible Translaters is with Brian and Val Hodgkin.