St Andrew’s has a policy of supporting charities, organisations or individuals who are aligned to the vision and purpose of the church.
Kicukiro Parish, Diocese of Kigali
As part of link between Dioceses of Ely and Kigali in Rwanda, St Andrew’s has a link with Kicukiro Parish in Rwanda. Some members of St Andrew’s have visited Kicukiro Parish and we engage in events to strengthen the link.
Link Person: Richard Kellow
Tearfund is a Christian relief and development charity with the vision to transform the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people, in a positive and sustainable way. That means they don’t just meet basic physical needs, like providing fresh water, sanitation and healthcare. When people are living in extreme poverty, hope is just as essential as food and water. This commitment to ‘integral mission’ means giving such hope, through emotional and spiritual support alongside practical help to any in need, regardless of race, gender or religion.
Link Person: Sue Reich
Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS)
CPAS exists to inspire and enable churches to reach everyone in their communities with the good news of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1863 by prominent Christians and led by the pioneering social reformer Lord Shaftesbury, CPAS was established as a Christian response to the massive social change brought about by the Industrial Revolution. As urban populations soared, many parishes struggled to serve the people moving into their communities. Grants were given to enable them to employ extra staff, both lay and ordained. The aim has remained the same: ‘the gospel to every door’. CPAS offers resources and training in key areas: such as leadership and evangelism, church growth and work with young people. It is Patron to many Anglican churches, including St Andrew’s.
Link Person: Keith Palmer
Crosslinks is an international mission agency with its roots in the Bible and its principal sphere of operations in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Founded in 1922 it was formerly known as The Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society. It is involved with evangelism, church planting, and teaching and equipping church leaders in Europe, the Arctic, India, SE Asia, China and parts of the Arab world. It is closely linked to the South American Mission Society (SAMS).
Link Person: Eileen Smallwood
Intercontinental Church Society (ICS)
ICS is an international Church of England mission agency which seeks to make known the Christ of the Scriptures to people of any nationality who speak English. They do this by planting and growing international churches. There are around 55 chaplains and assistant chaplains working in 65 newly and long established congregations. Seasonal Chaplaincies in holiday resorts in Europe and the Mediterranean minister to tourists and ICS also publishes a Directory of English-speaking Churches Abroad. As a church we particularly support the Anglican congregation in Freiburg.
Link Person: Dennis Sadler
The Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ)
CMJ is one of the longest-serving evangelical societies associated with the Anglican Church. It was founded in the early 19th century when leading Christians such as Lord Shaftesbury, William Wilberforce and Charles Simeon, began to have a concern for Jewish people: Who was taking the Gospel to them? Who was speaking up for their rights and concerns? Today the Church’s Ministry among Jewish people is a family and a team of believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, whose aim is to support and encourage Christians and Jews alike in the area of Messianic faith.
Link Person: Elizabeth Sadler