At St John’s, the main missions we regularly support are Tearfund, and CPAS as well as other missions, including some which are local. We are also a Fairtrade church. As with many other churches, we’re seeking to respond to the current refugee crisis. Click here to find out how you can help.
Tearfund is a Christian international aid and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice. They operate in more than fifty countries around the world. As well as being present in disaster situations Tearfund speak out on behalf of poor people by petitioning governments, campaigning for justice and raising the profile of key poverty issues.
When it comes to development, they work through local churches and church-based partner organisations. Churches bring knowledge about local and individual needs, they have continuous presence in a community, and they’re uniquely placed to help bring about the material, emotional and spiritual transformation that can free their communities from poverty.
To find out more about Tearfund and how you can help, click here.
CPAS are committed to mission and equipping churches for their God-given task of evangelism. They believe the most strategic way for us to help churches become more mission-focused is by developing effective leadership. As a charity, they rely on the generous donations of churches and individuals, enabling the mission of local churches to share the good news of Jesus with more men, women and children.
CPAS produce resources and provide courses, events and advice for leaders withing the Church. They also run the Ventures and Falcon summer camps for children and young people.
To find out more about CPAS, click here.
As a Fairtrade Certified Church, we agree to:
– Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which we have responsibility
– Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
– Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible
To find out more about CAP, click here.