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World Church

Overview

At St Paul's church we support a number of World Church partners (listed below) as well as encouraging all members of the church to be involved with our partners or other organisations working around the world. Communication to the church family is through small groups, prayer requests, news, shared lunches and special services.

News

Monthly World Church newsletters are sent to those registered on the St Paul's website. This is our current newletter, and previous copies are available from this link

The team

World church is led by Karen Wheatley, and includes Charlotte Chaplin, Tim Elsey, Sally Hulbert, Jonathan Papworth, Elizabeth Shaw and Sue Swain-Fossey. There is a short video from a few years ago about us, so you can hear about our personal vision for being part of this team. To help us be consistent and transparent in how we make decisions and apply funding, we have written a terms of reference. This is available for you to download.

Get involved

As part of the church objective of being "increasingly courageous for Christ", we are organising five mission trips over the next two years. All the details are available on this document, and we have tried to create opportunities that will enable everyone to be involved with at least one trip. There is a vast amount for us to organise so please select one that you would be prepared to support, and get in touch with the World Church Team promptly to ensure you are not too late.

See more about the planned trip to Kisumu, Kenya in 2019


Nearly everybody on the team has been involved in overseas missionary or support work, and we know how it can be a life-changing experience. We therefore encourage everyone to become actively involved in one way or another. Many people find that they have time available when they are younger, and for these there is a Gap Year bursary which can help with the finance. The terms of reference for this fund, together with an application form is available for download.



There are a number of missionaries that we support, and more details for each of them can be found on the links below.

More Links

Provides accommodation for lone foreign minors
Alex, Jane and their three children are based in Brazil
Our focus on trying to reduce child trafficking
Providing internet access in rural Africa
Part of Hand in Hand, based outside Nairobi
Umoja is Swahili for 'Togetherness', and is a program of Church and Community working together
Jeremy and Kate Ellis - UK
Penny and Juan Carlos Marcés - Lima, Peru
Joshua Oponso and Potters Youth Ministry in Kisumu, Kenya
Jenny, Stuart and family, based in the UK after many years in Argentina