We have a number of mission partners who we support as a church; their work reaches right across the globe. Some are short-term workers choosing to serve for a year or two, whilst others have committed many years to serving God in different ways and different places.
IFES - Johnny and Ann McClean
Each group has between 3-15 students who are all believers and mostly from Christian families. The groups meet once a week for fellowship and bible study.
IFES is a non-denominational organization that brings together Christians from all cultures, languages and Christian traditions. It was founded in 1947 when leaders from ten Christian movements met at Harvard University in the United States.
The aim of IFES is to see a clear witness to the Lord Jesus established in every university in the world. IFES is established throughout the world in both North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The Oakes - Jonny and Erica Greaves
The Oakes Holiday Centre has run residential holiday camps all year round since 2000 in order to bring the message of Jesus to children from all over the UK, ages 8-18, in a clear and relevant way while giving them a great holiday with exciting outdoor activities.
Erica has been working as the Oakes House and Bookings manager since 2008, helping group organisers plan visits to the Oakes and being in charge of the ministry of hospitality. Jonny has been the Office Administrator since 2011, responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the office and being the first point of contact for the Oakes.
Jonny and Erica were married in September 2012 and live in south Sheffield. They have two boys, Malakai and Zachariah and two cats, Oscar and Jabu.
Western Kenya - Robert Matati
Canon Robert Matati is an Anglican minister in Butere, Western Kenya. He is Area Dean administering five parishes, the Diocesan Education Secretary coordinating programmes in 61 primary and 35 secondary Anglican Sponsored schools and he is also Chaplain for Lunza secondary school.
Robert is married to Mary and they have three sons, a nephew at University in Nairobi, and Roberts’ ageing parents all to look after.
“My three roles dictate that I have to travel from office to schools, to Diocesan Education office from home and at times travel to conduct burials in the deanery or where the diocesan staff are affected. I LOVE serving my God. I love visiting schools encouraging teachers and students. I love pastoral care in parish”.