At the end of 2009 a new Missions Group was formed. It’s aim is to highlight and encourage mission within our congregations.
St Marys and Sale West financially and prayerfully support 9 mission groups, click on the organisations to find out more about them:
Each week the church intercessions includes a missions prayer item so we can pray for the current situations our missionary are facing. Members are invited to send urgent mission prayer needs to Mary Robinson via the office. These can be included in the church prayers where possible.
Prayer needs of the mission partners are often highlighted in the small group notes and monthly focus sheet. New information also appears regularly on the Mission Display Board beside the front door at St Mary's.
Other groups supported include Bible Society, Burundi Centre, the Robinsons Thai work UK and also short term workers from the church. These are prayed for from time to time in the church.
The Missions group co-ordinates all fundraising events to ensure a balance through the year. Church members going on mission whether short or long term are invited to contact Sarah Bundey to discuss fund raising opportunities.
There is a Mission Discretionary Fund to provide financial assistance for those hoping to go on mission. Church members are invited to apply by first speaking to the vicar.
Looking ahead we hope to see mission interest deepen among all areas of our congregations, to see prayer for mission as a regular part of our church life. We would also like to see more young people (and others) called out to long and short term mission, that we can be more deeply involved in reaching a needy world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
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