Reaching the World

 Church Mission Society 

I am called to serve the local people, the Church and Bethlehem Bible College – to teach, talk about faith and share the love of the Lord. I help with English for students and fundraising at the college. This means that more students will be able to improve their educational and job prospects by becoming fluent in English. I am also drawn to people living on the margins (such as those in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) – to share in their joys and struggles.

Mike & Brigit Adams (First Response Radio, Cambodia)

Mike is a radio engineer from Seattle, Brigit the daughter of a former Rector of Stapleton. FRR has since the 2004 tsunami been delivering critical information, via radio, to affected communities in the immediate aftermath of disasters, bringing them life saving information and hope.  The goal is to set up a radio station within 72 hours of a disaster.

Uganda Link

As part of a fellowship link (since 1969) between the Diocese of Bristol and the Church of Uganda our Deanery is linked with the Ugandan Dioceses of Ankole, West Ankole and Ruwenzori. The Deanery Link promotes visits to and from Uganda and supports training for ministry in Uganda.

Wild Goose Cafe, Bristol

The award-winning Wild Goose Drop-In Centre (part of Crisis Centre Ministries) provides free hot meals, shower facilities, clothing and toiletries four days a week and an evening meal six nights a week for those in extreme poverty and need. The centre also serves as a hub in signposting to appropriate voluntary and council services for service users.

Lee Abbey, Knowle West 

The Lee Abbey community was established at the invitation of the local churches, with whom they continue to work in close partnership. The community house is home to a non-denominational multi-generational community of Christians called to serve in the local area, individually and collectively. Living under one roof, they adopt a rhythm of prayer and shared meals. They worship at a local church and are engaged in many different facets of mission and ministry.

Other organisations

We also support the following organisations. Click to find out more about them

Network Counselling & Training Counselling and training in Bristol and Bath

Bible Society A global mission offering the Bible to every man, woman and child

The Leprosy Mission an international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients

Scripture Union Inviting children and young people to explore the difference Jesus can make to the challenges and adventures of life.

African Pastors’ Fellowship  empowering Christian leaders bringing community transformation through the local church.

Transform Europe Now Mission, church planting and meeting the needs of the poor.

Christians Against Poverty Advice for those in debt in NE Bristol

We also support the following organisations financially or in kind:

Christian Aid

Tearfund 

Embrace the Middle East 

The Sisters of the Church 

and other special appeals as the need arises.

Church Missionary Society

The vision of CMS is to see all God’s people engaged in God’s mission, bringing challenge, change, hope and freedom to the world. As we join in God’s mission, through Jesus, and in the power of the Spirit we see that:

  • the love of Christ renews people and places
  • pioneering leaders forge new paths of transformation
  • people on the margins flourish
  • the healing of creation begins