Our Mission Partners

St Mary’s supports mission in various parts of the world as well as in the UK.

Our Mission Partners are supported by tithing our annual income as a church.  We divide our tithe between the following charities:  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.  This year we are supporting TEAR Fund and a charity local to Rushden, East Northants Community Services (ENCS) and their work at Recovery House with recovering addicts.

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:

Derek & Jane Waller (CMS)

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:

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Bishop Abelino and Paty 

Abelino is Assistant Bishop of Chile and Bishop of South Chile, based in the region of Araucania.  We met him and his wife Paty when they visited the UK and have supported them through CMS since that time.  You can read more about them by following this link:

Bp Abelino & Paty


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