The Mission Support Group oversees the financial support St Paul's gives a wide range of local, national and international charities. Click on the charity's logo to find out more from their websites. The group is chaired by Mandy Farrer who can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge Money Advice Centre
10 years ago a small group of Christians came together with a vision to make a practical response to the growing problem of debt in our city and country. This led to the establishment of Cambridge MAC. MAC advisers have a wealth of experience and are trained to provide debt advice. See www.cambridgemoneyadvicecentre.org.uk to read more.
provides counselling and psychotherapy support for people in Cambridgeshire. To read more about their services visit www.cogwheel.org.uk.
A Cambridge-based charity which works with children, young people and families, many of whom are facing significant challenges in their lives. To read more visit www.romseymill.org.
Established in 1804 by a group including the likes of William Wilberforce and Thomas Charles, their aim was to encourage the 'wider circulation and use' of the Scriptures - a mission the society continues to work towards today. See www.biblesociety.org.uk.
St Paul’s takes part in the annual door-to-door street collection in the parish as part of the national campaign week in May each year which is supported by over 20,000 churches. Each year Christian Aid Week raises £12 million, enabling the organisation to reach those in need of support across the globe. Last year the week’s focus was on South Sudan, Iraq, Columbia and Syria. St Paul’s collectors took to the streets raising more than £2525 to help those living in war torn nations to lead a life free from fear. Together we sent the message, “you are not alone”.
Church Pastoral Aid Society
An Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches, mainly in the UK and Republic of Ireland, to enable every person hear and discover the good news. See www.cpas.org.uk.
A Christian organisation dedicated to building friendships with international students in the UK. Visit www.friendsinternational.org.uk.
CHEM-U (Children Empowerment Uganda)
This charity was started by a Ugandan woman (Dorothy Egessa) who joined St Paul’s when she was living in Cambridge. CHEM-U works to help AIDS orphans receive education in Southern Uganda.
Uses media to improve life, inspire change and instil hope in some of the world's hardest-to-reach communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. See www.feba.org.uk.
Andrew Hawkins in Burkino Faso
Luis Palau’s mission has three strands; 1) Proclaim the good news 2) Mobilise the church 3) Equip the next generation. St Paul' s supported Andrew Hawkins for eight years while he worked at London City Mission and when he moved to Luis Palau we continued to support him in this new work. To read more see www.palau.org.
The Mango Tree
Work in Kenyan and Tanzanian communities to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children enabling them to grow into self-reliant adults. Their Director Andilile has visited St Paul’s on many occasions and several of the congregation have gone to Tanzania to work with Mango Tree in the last few years. www.themangotree.org.
Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
Operates more than 130 planes in over 25 countries in the developing world. Flying across hostile environments, MAF reach the world’s most isolated people, bringing physical and spiritual care to those who need it most. See www.maf-uk.org.
Open Doors UK
An international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. They supply Bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services while mobilising churches to serve Christians being persecuted. See www.opendoorsuk.org.
Serves the persecuted church in five ways: 1) providing for the needs of families of martyrs and prisoners 2) enabling churches to survive persecution 3) helping the persecuted church to share the good news of the gospel 4) supplying Bibles and Christian literature 5) being the voice of the oppressed. To read more visit www.releaseinternational.org.
Facilitate holistic community development in the socially and economically disadvantaged communities of Zimbabwe, empowering them to be better able to reach their full potential, to identify and meet their needs, and to participate more fully in society. It seeks to enable churches and other community groups to do the same, thus ensuring that the work is sustainable. See www.seed-project.org.
Tearfund’s call is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest, doing whatever it takes to end poverty and rebuild poor communities. They work through local churches, in over 50 countries, with more than 260 partners churches and organisations. See www.tearfund.org.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Of the 6,918 languages in the world today, only 513 have a complete Bible. WBT’s vision is that by working with churches, organisations and individuals all around the world all people will have access to God's word in a language that they truly understand. See www.wycliffe.org.uk.