At St Mary’s we have a strong tradition of supporting those who take the gospel to others, and we currently support 16 individuals and organisations working in the UK and throughout the world.
Our Mission Strategy Committee decides on the overall focus of our involvement in mission. This committee considers an annual budget for each mission partner taking recommendations to the Parochial Church Council (PCC), the elected representatives of our church.
The Mission Partner Support Group is responsible for communication with our mission partners. The group meets regularly to pray for our partners and acts as a point of contact for the church family. We pray for mission partners at every Sunday service and at our monthly church prayer meeting.
It’s always great when our partners visit us and update us on their work. We hold a summer barbecue for the church family, to which our mission partners come if available; and each year we hold a World Focus Sunday at which we focus in our services on the responsibility and privilege we have to share the gospel globally as Jesus commanded.