At St Saviour’s we believe we are to love God and love our neighbour. As part of this expression of our faith, we are committed to several mission partners and friends, both at home and abroad.
This commitment involves praying, giving, and supporting mission locally, nationally and internationally. In turn, our partners involve us in their mission, keep us informed, and give us a bigger picture of God’s love and care.
Our mission involvement is overseen by our World Mission Core Group who meet regularly to pray for our missions, take decisions on how we support our mission partners, and keep raising awareness within our church family.
Key contact: Julian Shelton, chair of the World Mission Core Group.
Find out more about our mission partners.
Teso Development Trust (Uganda)
Because of a historic link between Winchester Diocese and Uganda, we are active in supporting Soroti and Kumi Dioceses, primarily via the Teso Development Trust. This is a relief development and mission organisation working in the Teso region of Uganda to provide relief, education, water and health care. We have contributed to various projects, both on a regular ongoing basis and with one-off gifts for specific initiatives.
For more information about Teso Development Trust and its projects, click here.
Samaritan’s Purse UK
Samaritan’s Purse UK is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need (in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) across the world.
We support various events in aid of Samaritan’s Purse throughout the year, including Operation Christmas Child and Turn on the Tap. St Saviour’s has also become a Lighthouse Church, which means we would be involved in helping our community in a time of need or disaster, with support from Samaritan’s Purse.
For more information about Samaritan’s Purse and its projects, click here.
Wycliffe Bible translators
Wycliffe Bible translators is committed to work with churches, organisations and individuals around the world so that all people will gain access to God’s word in a language that they really understand. We are privileged to support Julian and Catherine, members of our church, who are working on a Bible translation, as well as other projects.
For more information about Wycliffe and its projects, click here.
As part of our ongoing support to Wycliffe, we are trying to fill our Jeroboam jar with 5p coins. How quickly can we reach the top?!
Please be collecting your 5p pieces and bring them along to put in the jar each Sunday. We would love to richly bless Julian and Catherine’s colleagues, Anya and Jacob, with the proceeds, that their work may bear fruit.
Bournemouth Foodbank helps local people in crisis by providing food parcels for those facing difficulties. You can bring food gifts to our collection point in church on Sunday or get involved further by giving money, volunteering, or signing up your business to become a partner.
For more information about Bournemouth Foodbank and its projects, click here.
Bournemouth Foodbank has already started work to prepare hampers for families in need over Christmas. St Saviour’s has pledged to provide 50 x 1 litre cartons of longlife fruit juice and 50 x 450g jars of jam/spread. Please help if you can. Cash donations also welcome.
All items are needed ready for collection by Thursday 5 December. Thank you.
Christian Aid is an international development organisation working with people of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. We support it through Christian Aid week, and other events, such as an annual bake-off.
For more information about Christian Aid and its projects, click here.
Safe Families for Children (South Coast)
Safe Families for Children is working in partnership with children’s services in local authorities in our area to link families in need with local volunteers who can offer help and support.
For more information about Safe Families, including how to volunteer, click here.
Read their latest update here.