Here at All Saints we support a number of local, national and international charities and individuals. Here is some information about each of the agencies we support.
SUPPORTED FROM THE MISSION ALLOCATION
AIM (Africa Inland Mission)
SUPPORTING OUR MISSION PARTNERS PAUL AND PAM IN KENYA
An international non-denominational mission agency working among the peoples of Africa.
The Bless network exists to transform the lives of people in Europe by empowering Christians through prayer, personal creativity and strategic partnerships to live for the service of others.
CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a Christian charitable company in the United Kingdom founded in Bradford, West Yorkshire by John Kirkby in 1996. It is a national organisation specialising in debt counselling for individuals in financial difficulty, including those in need of bankruptcy or insolvency.
The organisation works through a network of regional offices that work in partnership with a local Christian church. Individuals seeking the assistance of the charity give authority to the charity to negotiate with creditors, and the charity will then organise the individual’s finances with the objective of making them debt free within 5 years. The caseworker will create a sustainable personal budget for clients, prioritising basic living needs and offering creditors fair, affordable pro-rata payments as far as this is possible.
Causeway Prospects provides advice, training and resource materials to equip churches for effective ministry and outreach among people dearly loved by God and often marginalised by society.
Our own Causeway group is a part of this national Christian initiative for those with learning difficulties, and is supported directly, rather than through a parent organisation.
THE CHURCH ARMY
Church Army’s focus is on reaching out and making the church effective by meeting people where they are; they discover ways of creating fresh and relevant expressions of Christian community.
CMS (CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY)
CMS is an evangelistic mission working to see a world transformed by the love of Jesus. They are inspired by the hope that one day the whole of creation will be restored to a living, loving relationship with God.
Ann Moore is our CMS mission partner working mainly in the children’s ward and special care baby unit of Kisiizi hospital, Kabale, Uganda. The wide-ranging work can include delivering babies too. She is also involved in leading morning prayers on the ward and the English-speaking bible study.
Covenant Players exists to communicate the Lord Jesus Christ through the medium of drama.
To that end we commit ourselves to:
- Go where the people are.
- Serve the leadership of the church and the community.
- To live a life worthy of our call.
- To love each other and those we serve.
In covenant with God and one another, we dedicate ourselves to this task. http://www.unitedkingdom.covenantplayers.or
CPAS (CHURCH PASTORAL AID SOCIETY)
The umbrella organisation for our CYPECS work, publisher of many useful parish resources, stimulating Biblical teaching and training across the Church of England. Patron of many parishes in England, helping to preserve an evangelical ministry in many places.
The Gideon’s objective is to share God’s message of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ by personal witness and through placing Bibles and New Testaments into people’s hands. Pupils in most of our local secondary schools are given a Gideon New Testament during their school career.
THE LEPROSY MISSION
The Leprosy Mission is a leading international Christian organisation, active in over 50 countries, with a vision for a world without leprosy and a passion to eradicate the causes and consequences of leprosy.
Allister du Plessis – JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/Allister-du-Plessis Allister du Plessis has spoken at All Saints.
MAN IN PLACE
Man in place is passionate about accommodating the homeless, but in addition to offering safe and comfortable accommodation we are driven by the desire to support the most marginalised of society. We do not see Homelessness as being the end of the road, but more the start of a new life journey.
Thanks to the support of private sector landlords throughout the Telford & Wrekin borough, we provide 74 units of accommodation to those who find themselves homeless or sleeping rough on the streets. Our staff go the extra mile to welcome people into a safe and comfortable environment offering security and stability to people who often live in a chaotic lifestyle.
KIP @ MANINPLACE
• To be the first point of contact for homeless people in Telford whom the Local Authority are not obliged to house.
• To help single homeless people in Telford find accomodation.
• To beat the national target of ‘No Second Night Out’ by engaging with rough sleepers at the earliest opportunity.
• To provide a quality support service, especially to rough sleepers, and provide a safe space at drop-in.
• To ensure that individuals access the appropriate agencies.
• To raise awareness of homelessness by highlighting and recording the numbers of people suffering from homelessness within Telford & Wrekin.
Tel: 01952 256 007
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organisation that provides aviation, communications, and learning technology services to more than 1,000 Christian and humanitarian agencies, as well as thousands of isolated missionaries and indigenous villagers in the world’s most remote areas. There are three major operational centres – Nampa, Idaho, USA, Ashford, United Kingdom, and Cairns, Australia. These centres provide operational support to programs in the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. In 2010, MAF served in more than 55 countries, flying 201,710 passengers with a fleet of some 130 aircraft.
Mission Aviation Fellowship provides transport services to missionaries, translators, support personnel, consultants, trainers and linguists; provides medical evacuations; and assists in disaster relief work. In some areas, support is also provided to many Christian mission organisations, hospitals, local people and governments.
NEW GENERATION MUSIC
New Generation Music is a Christian creative arts community of creatives buzzing with life and passion for the benefit of the world. We help young creatives find their feet and develop their skills. We help all young talents from singer/songwriters to dancers and DJ’s with a true love for building a better future.
We provide resources of artists, training, conferences, musicals, communicators, dancers and so much more. Come and join our Christian Creative Arts Community!
We miss Ellis Jones’s input to the music group. He is currently developing his musical skills at New Generation Music.
ONE BRIGHT WEEK
A week long event now in its third season. A Telford area initiative provided free by the local Christian churches.
Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. They supply Bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services. We also seek to mobilise the church in the UK & Ireland to serve Christians living under religious persecution.
Open Doors brings practical support to widows, to orphans, to those displaced by violence or natural disaster. Worldwide, Open Doors served more than 356,000 people through 897 different community development projects.
Open Doors UK
PO Box 6, Witney, Oxon, OX29 6WG +44 (0)1993 460015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Short term accommodation for young people is provided in Telford. It is part of the work of Telford Christian Council but is dependent on funding from social services and voluntary donations.
Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency working with a global network of local churches to help eradicate poverty. Tearfund’s ten-year vision is to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty. www.tearfund.org.uk
The YMCA is a leading Christian charity committed to supporting all young people, particularly in times of need. We continue our links with the Wellington branch. www.ymca.org.uk
SUPPORTED FROM THE BETTY SHAKESHAFT BEQUEST
Secondary Schools Project across Telford and Wrekin
Funding to assist with the setup costs of the project and not necessarily part of ongoing funding
ROOTED IN JESUS CONFERENCE IN MITYANA UGANDA
To contribute toward the Uganda diocesan costs of running the conference and follow up.
YMCA SHOWER UNITS
The YMCA in Wellington currently has ten bedsits for young people that have baths with no shower facilities. Tenants are virtually all on benefits and find that the cost of water to fill their baths is expensive. Showers to be installed above the baths at a cost of £1000 per unit.
This would cover seven bedsits.YMCA would fund the cost of the three remaining bedsits.
CAP EMERGENCY FUND
An emergency fund that allows immediate costs to be met pending fund approval.
AFRICA INLAND CHURCH HEALTH MINISTRIES SCHOOL WASH PROGRAMME Clean Water Provision
The program is involved in prevention of eye diseases such as Trachoma and other infectious eye diseases. This is done by promoting behaviour change in schools through face washing and environmental sanitation.
The program has supplied 18 water tanks to date to schools to harvest water from the school roof for face washing. A donation will enable AIC to expand the program.
NEW GENERATION MUSIC
NGM touring production of Luv Esther at Oakengates last November. (Leah Johnson was the lead role)
To keep ticket prices down so that more people could afford to see it.
CHURCH LINKED BUT NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY
The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy.
KRASIF AID was founded in May 2008, bringing together an experienced team who, for many years, have been providing help and hope to the people of Bulgaria The need in Eastern Europe remains great and is only slowly changing for the better.
The most vulnerable are still very much at risk and desperately poor. Many lack adequate health and social care
They work with a number of trusted partners in Bulgaria, and together our focus is to bring ‘Good News to Eastern Europe’
Michael Nazir-Ali, the former bishop of Rochester, one of the most outspoken figures in the Church of England, set up Oxtrad, an organisation that champions the rights of victimised Christian communities around the world.
Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.
It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Director of the Ascension Trust, and has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime in areas where teams have been working. There are now some 9000 trained volunteers in around 250 teams around the United Kingdom. http:// telford.streetpastors.org.uk/
SAINT CHAD’S VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
Enabling young people (18-35) through the St Chads Volunteer Programme, to go to our Companion Dioceses and to come here on 6-12 month placements.
St Chad’s volunteers may work with children… and young people… those with disabilities… help in outreach projects amongst stateless migrants… share in lively worship… see ‘church’ as they have never known before… enjoy new experiences and travel.
Set up as our diocesan Millenium Project by the Bishop of Lichfield and the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral. St Chad’s Trust supports young people and receiving churches in this country and overseas, enabling them to share in this life-changing and life- enhancing programme. The Trust is vital to St Chad’s Volunteers, but it needs your support!
Jeremy Dillon was a former St Chad’s volunteer in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Director of World Mission – The Revd Philip Swan
The World Mission Office, The Small Street Centre, 1a Small Street, Walsall, WS1 3PR
Tel: 07857 703303 or 01922 707860
Rachael Orrell, CEO says “We aim to bring faith through the arts to life and we believe theatre is an incredible medium – both to creatively communicate God’s story and to spark hope and purpose. We aim for excellence and believe in the power of story, and use it to make a real difference for the good.”
We have a great team made up of 11 actors, 2 technicians and an office admin team of 7 people who want to grow in their gifting and be used to make a positive difference in our world today.
Tel: 01384 454800
Yellow Ribbon UK is a project to help ex-offenders re-establish themselves in the community through mentoring and befriending.
We meet our clients in prison, listen to them and build a relationship. We try to make the difference that makes people want to change their way of thinking and ultimately their lives.
Yellow Ribbon UK
Admaston House, Wellington Road Admaston, Telford, TF5 0BN Telephone: 01952 878592
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SUPPORTED FROM OTHER DONATIONS
Aim & Purpose: To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. www.themothersunion.org