Mission

Tearfund

Keith, Charlotte & Anna Etherington are members of St. Paul’s church but live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Keith works as director of Tearfund for Ethiopia. He has led the team as they have set up over 4000 Self Help Groups, partnering with local churches, helping people, the poorest of the poor, move out of poverty.

 

Engage

Formerly known as SCAT, Engage work to take the Gospels into local schools in the Woking area. Engage run assemblies in over 30 primary schools; run Christian clubs; take RE/PHSE lessons; help pupils transition to secondary school. Chrissie works in secondary schools, providing support to staff and mentoring pupils. Click here for website.

 

MASCOT

Maybury and Sheerwater Community Trust (MASCOT) was set up by St. Paul’s, Maybury & St. Michael’s, Sheerwater to serve our local community. The Mascot Hub, on the parade of shops in Sheerwater is an increasingly integral part of the Sheerwater Community. Eddy Valetta, the pastor of the Word of Life church, manages the Hub three days a week. We work with a number of agencies, including ‘Skill me’, who help people find work, Woking Food Bank and Jigsaw (children’s clothing exchange). Over 100 people visit the Hub each month and we have seen many people benefit from the services the Mascot Hub offers.

 

Woking People of Faith (WPoF)

WPoF recognises that people have diverse beliefs but encourages them to be united in friendship and, where possible, action and mutual support. WPoF seeks to help people grow in understanding differences in faith and culture. In the years it has existed, WPoF has run various events, including sporting, educational.
(exploring similarities and differences), celebrations, vigils, peace day, environmental and food related. Click here for website.

 

Woking Street Angels

Street Angels or similar programmes have been springing up across the UK over the last 6 years. Street Angels are adult volunteers (over 18s), usually from local churches, who care and provide practical support for the people, usually on Friday and/or Saturday nights, who use the night clubs and other leisure and entertainment venues in town centres. Their calming presence on the streets late at night makes a really positive impact on crime and antisocial behaviour in town centres and they make a real difference to many people, very often young people who have had too much to drink. For more details see separate ‘Street Angels – Mission and Values’ statement.

 

Across

The Across vision is to see people from all backgrounds become disciples of Jesus Christ. Across seeks to do this by working with local Churches to train and organise volunteers in a wide range of outreach and serving activities to share the love of God with those from different cultures. Recently, Across linked with the Mahabba network (www.mahabba.co.uk), which is passionate about motivating and mobilising ordinary Christians to love their Muslim neighbours and to help churches to mentor and multiply dynamic communities of disciples. Across underpins its work in prayer. Click here for website.

For the latest update on mission matters click here.