Together with our sister church, St John’s Hartford, we support a number of mission partners and organisations who work with different people right across the globe. Below you’ll find some details about who they are and what they do. If you would like to find out more or to receive our monthly updates please contact the church office.
UFM - Johnny and Ann McClean
Johnny and Ann McClean are full time missionaries living and working in Bangkok Thailand.
Johnny works with New City Fellowship Church helping them with preaching, pastoral care and outreach. Ann is a History teacher and Safeguarding lead at St. Andrews International school where their children are also pupils.
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 live in south Sheffield. They have two boys, Malakai and Zachariah and a daughter Samaya.
Western Kenya - Robert Matati
Canon Robert Matati is an Anglican minister in Butere, Western Kenya. He is archdeacon of Namasoli, an area of 11 parishes (each with an average of 4 churches) and Chaplain of Namasoli high schools.
Robert is married to Mary and has 4 children; Nathan, Wilfred, Fridah and Aggrey. He also supports his Nephew at university.
Being in a remote and rural area, Robert often receives only a small portion of his stipend, which, without extra support, makes it impossible to pay school fees and buy medication for Mary who struggles with asthma. They also look after his ageing parents.
St Catherines Tranmere - Charlotte Kirkham
Charlotte is the young people and families worker at St. Catherine's church, Tranmere (near Birkenhead). She runs the usual set of mid-week groups and activities: Mums and Tots, Primary children's after school club, youth groups; oversees the three Sunday school classes, runs a lunchtime Bible Club and takes regular assemblies in the local school.
UCCF: the Christian Unions - Alex Lucas
Alex is an Arts Staff Worker for UCCF (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship) working with London’s Art Schools and supporting their Christian Unions. This involves helping the arts students organise their weekly CU meetings, doing Bible one-to-ones with key students and encouraging them to put on events to proclaim the gospel in a way that arts students can engage with. Alex also runs “Interface” where all Christian Arts students across London can meet, network and see what the Bible says about living life as whole person: and that includes being excellent at everything we do - and designing and art making are part of that too.
Cornerstone Church Crewe - Matt & Adele Guest
Matt is the minister of Cornerstone, which was planted a couple of years ago to reach the people of Crewe. Matt, Adele, Olivia, Chloe, Eloise & Billy moved to Crewe to set up the church in partnership with Anglican Mission in England and the North West Partnership. They began meeting in the Brio Leisure centre at the centre of Crewe, but are now getting ready to move into their own building, Bethany Gospel Hall. They are currently meeting via zoom..
UFM - The Chellashaws
Kip, Rachel, and their 4 children; Elijah, Ezra, Susanna and Bethany, moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 2017 with the aim of planting a church. In November 2020 they realised this aim and now run meetings every Sunday. They aim to reach out to people of all circumstances and backgrounds with the hope of the Gospel.
CMS - The Bennetts
Steve, Catriona and their 2 daughters Hannah and Rachel Bennett have been CMS mission partners at Gahini Hospital, Rwanda since August 2017. Steve is a consultant general surgeon and Catriona is a consultant anaesthetist. Together they are working to establish a safe surgical service and to train local staff. As well being a surgeon, Steve is involved in preaching and leading worship at the English service at the cathedral; this service reaches 7-800 teenagers from local schools.
UFM - Olivia Rigby
Olivia Rigby is in Ljubjana, Slovenia with UFM, working with International Students. She aims to establish an international student ministry where students can be impacted by the gospel and challenged to consider who Jesus is. Olivia will be supporting Slovene Christians in their faith, and helping them consider ways they can share the gospel among their peers in a country where the true gospel is not known by most