The Six Core Mission Links of St. Margaret's Church
Here at St. Margaret’s Church we support 6 core mission charities that operate beyond our own parish boundary. The church gives 10% of all income to these and other charities. The 6 core mission charities are CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society), Scripture Union International, Barnabas Fund, Church Mission Society, AMOS Trust & A Rocha UK
CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society)
As a mission agency CPAS exist for one simple reason: to enable churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus. For nearly 180 years, CPAS has been working towards the evangelisation of the UK and Republic of Ireland and that is still our focus today.
CPAS greatly value men and women who are called to leadership in local churches. They play a vital role in reaching people in our community with the gospel, and they want to help our church become even more effective in mission and evangelism.
Today, Scripture Union is in over 130 countries around the world continuing to make God’s Good news known to children, young people and families and helping people of all ages to meet God through the Bible and prayer. Their vision is that Christians will be the means of transforming the communities in which they live, and so they encourage people to become committed members of their churches, and servants of a world in need.
Church Mission Society
Felipe & Sarah Yanez working in Malaga, Spain
The economic crisis in Spain has left many people in debt, unable to make ends meet, with few job opportunities and little hope. Malaga is a melting pot of nations, with many immigrants from North and Sub-Saharan Africa and South America and there is a real need to support local Christian charities as they meet the various practical, emotional and spiritual needs of such a diverse population.
Felipe supports the work of a food bank in Malaga city and is involved in Bible studies, informal discipleship and occasional English courses in our town, Alhaurín de la Torre. Sarah runs the clothes bank at the ABC, a Christian food bank in our town, and is on the management group for the ABC.
The AMOS Trust is seeking to raise up a new generation of leaders.
New Generation originally worked with the children orphaned during the genocide of Burundi’s civil war, responding to the lack of social protection and care by providing safe places to sleep, health programs, access to education, skills training and mentoring – working towards reintegrating the children into the communities they came from.
Praised nationally as an example of best practice when working across tribal groups, New Generation, Burundi continues to respond to the results of years of civil war amongst the surviving younger generation on the streets, providing services through engagement, intervention and reintegration.
A Rocha UK - Caring for God's Earth
From wasteland to wonderland, rubbish dump to nature reserve, drug den to garden of delight – that’s the story of Wolf Fields.
Wolf Fields is a three-acre site in Southall, West London. At one time it was used as a brick works. It’s thought that some of the bricks made there, now form part of the outer wall of Buckingham Palace.
Since then the site had fallen into disrepair and become a neglected wasteland used only for rubbish dumping, drug taking and substance abuse. A Rocha UK acquired the site in 2012. Work started in 2013.