Missions

Missions work is taken locally to be Kingdom-growing work outside of the Sheet Church context. The Church has a dedicated missions group which supports the incumbent in raising awareness of missions work and in recommending special collections. The group also recommends, to the PCC, spends from the Church’s missions budget, which is normally taken to be at least 10% of unrestricted giving to the Church (including Gift Aid) in the preceding year.

In 2021, missions spending was £18,000, and the following organisations were supported

A Rocha International – charity no.1136041

A Rocha is a global family of Christian organizations which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects in more than 20 countries and across six continents.

Acorn Christian Healing Trust – charity no.1080011

To encourage, equip and resource local churches and Christians from all walks of life to become agents of God’s healing, reconciliation and care in their homes, churches, workplaces and communities.

The British and Foreign Bible Society – charity no.232759

For over 200 years the Bible Society has been working to bring the Bible to life; to help people around the world engage with it, relate to it, and make sense of it.

Bible Reading Fellowship – charity no.233280 – Anna Chaplaincy

Supporting ministry to seniors, Anna Chaplaincy seeks to accompany older people at this age and stage of their lives. It is an ecumenical, community-based, chaplaincy promoting the spiritual welfare of older people.

DFN UK (Dignity Freedom Network UK) – charity no.1122937

Dignity and Freedom for the poor, the marginalised and the outcastes in South Asia.

Great Lakes Outreach (GLO) – charity no.1097267

GLO identifies, equips and empowers the best local leaders of passion, integrity, gifting and vision for the transformation of Burundi, bottom-up and top-down.

Home Start Butser – charity no.1140692

Providing a service to a large area of East Hampshire. Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support.

In Ministry to Children (IMC) – charity no.106469

IMC is a small, Christian charity providing love and practical support to children in Colombia who are at risk through poverty, neglect or abuse. Where there is family and social breakdown, we bring restoration and hope.

International Justice Mission UK (IJM) – charity no.1099126

IJM is the largest international anti-slavery organisation in the world. They work with local law enforcement to find and free people in slavery.

The King’s Arms, Petersfield – charity no.1087176

The King’s Arms has been set up to meet the needs of the young people of Petersfield and Alton and their surrounding villages. We run a range of different clubs for different age groups and have loads of cool things for them to do from arts and crafts, cooking or just having space to chill!

Tearfund – charity no.265464

Tearfund is a Christian charity with over 50 years of experience in international development around the world. We believe that poverty is not God’s plan, and an end to extreme poverty is possible.

Youth with a Mission

YWAM is an international organisation that has been launching waves of missionaries into the world since 1960. We are assisting with the living expenses of Jack Cross, a locally known YWAM missionary worker.