Missions We Support

At St Michael’s, the main missions we support are CARE, Tearfund, and CPAS. We are also a Fairtrade church.

CARE

CARE is a well-established mainstream Christian charity providing resources and helping to bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. CARE is represented in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies, at the EU in Brussels and the UN in Geneva and New York.

Alongside their advocacy work they provide more practical support in a number of areas, including praying for schools and a relationship and sex education programme in schools.

To find out more about CARE and how you can get involved, click here.

Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian international aid and  development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice. They operate in more than fifty countries around the world. As well as being present in disaster situations Tearfund speak out on behalf of poor people by petitioning governments, campaigning for justice and raising the profile of key poverty issues.

When it comes to development, they work through local churches and church-based partner organisations. Churches bring knowledge about local and individual needs, they have continuous presence in a community, and they’re uniquely placed to help bring about the material, emotional and spiritual transformation that can free their communities from poverty.

To find out more about Tearfund and how you can help, click here.

CPAS

CPAS are committed to mission and equipping churches for their God-given task of evangelism. They believe the most strategic way for us to help churches become more mission-focused is by developing effective leadership. As a charity, they rely on the generous donations of churches and individuals, enabling the mission of local churches to share the good news of Jesus with more men, women and children.

CPAS produce resources and provide courses, events and advice for leaders withing the Church. They also run the Ventures and Falcon summer camps for children and young people.

To find out more about CPAS, click here.

Fairtrade Church

As a Fairtrade Certified Church, we agree to:

– Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which you have responsibility
– Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
– Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible

 

To find out more about Fairtrade Churches, click here.
To find out more about Fairtrade in general, click here.