Saint Swithins Church - Parish of Walcot

Global Mission

We actively support the following mission partners: 

Arab World Ministries

AWM seeks to share the gospel of love with the peoples of the Arab world.  The majority of its workers are 'tentmakers' because the countries in which they work are closed to the gospel.  As such, whilst undertaking secular employment, they seek, through friendship, to share the gospel with Muslim friends & neighbours.   We are closely connected with a family from St Swithin’s which is based in North Africa where they share Jesus’ love amongst those with whom they live and work.

Children’s Homes in India Trust

Childrens Homes In IndiaChildren’s Homes in India Trust was formed in 2005 by Howard Mathers from St Swithin’s, seeking to provide a brighter future for impoverished children in India by funding children’s homes, schooling and other essential services.

Church Ministry among the Jewish People

CMJ LogoCMJ’s purpose is to encourage Jewish people to come to faith in Jesus as their Messiah, to support them in serving Him as Lord in the light of God's purposes for them, and to equip the church to be involved in this mission.  

Crosslinks

This Anglican mission organisation works in partnership with churches and other agencies throughout the world bringing and hearing “God’s Word to God’s World”.  We support Hazel Maunsell in Ethiopia as she continues the work started by her late husband Colin in translating the Bible into Amharic as well as Bible teaching, evangelism, preparing Bible commentaries, a Bible Dictionary and much more.

Tearfund

Tearfund is an evangelical Christian relief and development charity working in partnership to bring help and hope to communities in need around the world. Tearfund’s vision is to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of local churches.

Wycliffe Bible Translators (Cameroon)

Wycliffe Bible Translators’ purpose is to enable all people groups to become One People of God by translating God’s word into being, in cultures and languages where it doesn’t exist.  This means translating the Bible not into the ‘national language’ but into a person’s mother tongue – their ‘heart’ language.  It is only this ‘heart’ language that can speak into the hearts and minds of different people groups and fully communicate God’s salvation plan. 

We support Wycliffe’s work through our links with Robert and Ria Hedinger.  They are working with a group of Bakossi translators in Cameroon in the time-consuming and skilled work of translating the Bible into their own ‘heart’ language.

OMF

OMF was founded by Hudson Taylor in 1865 (as the China Inland Mission).  In partnership with churches across East Asia, OMF seeks the urgent evangelisation of the vast population of this dramatically changing region through university lecturing, English teaching, Bible translation, church planting and development projects.

We support David and Olivia, who with their children Stephen and Ashley serve God with OMF in East Asia.

The Warehouse

The Warehouse was established in 2003 through local church partnerships, and exists to serve the South African church network in its response to poverty and injustice.  We work with local churches in both rich and poor communities, helping them to implement sound, effective and practical acts and renewed attitudes, to see transformation.   For more information see www.warehouse.org.za