St Mary’s supports mission in various parts of the world as well as in the UK.
Our Mission Partners are supported by prayer and by our tithing the annual income as a church. We divide our tithe between the following charities: TearFund, the Church Mission Society (CMS), Wycliffe Bible Translators, Langham Partnership UK & Ireland (LPUKI), the Church Army (CA) and the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS). We also take special collections throughout the year which go to other charities.
Locally, we support the charity East Northants Faith Group which runs programmes under East Northants Community Services. Including The Food Bank, The Sanctuary Night Shelter and Recovery House.
Connected with these charities are some individuals for whose work and ministries we pray regularly. ‘Snapshots’ of them are below as well as other links to our Mission Partners’ websites.
Derek and Jane Waller
Derek and Jane are with CMS and have recently gone out to Madagascar, working with Bishop Todd in the diocese of Toliara. We got to know them when Derek was the Vicar of Rushden St Peter’s. You can read more about them by following this link:
Brian and Val Hodgkin
Brian and Val are well known to us as Brian is an old Rushden-ian. After some years in Papua New Guinea, Brian began working for Wycliffe Bible Translators and until a recent illness incapacitated him, was a service group director leading a team of 50 people working in 16 languages. Val provides full-time support for Brian as well as teaching part-time. Read more about the impact of the work by Wycliffe Bible Translators by following this link:
The Church Army: Church Army
The Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS): CPAS
Langham Partnership UK & Ireland (LPUKI): LPUKI
Church Mission Society (CMS): CMS
East Northants Community Services (ENCS) the working arm of the East Northants Faith Group (ENFG) supporting Recovery House, The Sanctuary, The Food Bank and other local projects: ENCS