We are currently supporting these Mission Partners through prayer and financial support and hold gift days each year for Malcolm, St Michael's and Cherith.
St Michael's Church Sheerwater - Gift Day Sunday 16 October 2022
St Michael’s is a shared Anglican and Methodist church situated in Sheerwater, one of the most deprived estates in Surrey. It is under a Bishop’s Mission Order which gives special emphasis and support for undertaking mission to develop a distinctive Christian community.
Sheerwater is currently undergoing a large regeneration project, rebuilding social housing and other community facilities, including a new community facility in which St Michael’s church will be housed. Whilst this is exciting, it is very disruptive to many local residents, some of whom have had to move out of their properties which are being knocked down and redeveloped. This has affected St Michael’s who have lost many of their congregation to moves out of the area.
St Michael’s is a small, but growing church, very involved in the local community with groups such as:
Pop-up café for primary children with tea, games, crafts and a bible story
A Start course which like Alpha is a Christianity basics course, attended by young mums
A monthly community Sunday lunch for the elderly and isolated
Download the latest newsletter from October 2022
Our parish have joined the friends of St Michael’s to help fund and support in person the mission and ministry of St Michael’s and support them in prayer.
Please support this ministry by clicking on the Donate button below
Malcolm Pritchard, CMS
Malcolm is part of the team of ‘people in mission’ with Church Mission Society (CMS), with whom we have had links in the past. Malcolm’s mission is in the Northern part of Uganda, where he is tutor with Archbishop Janan Luwum theological college Gulu, where he is involved with the day to day teaching, as well as mentoring students one to one.
Previously vicar for over 20 years, Malcolm is heavily involved with the Diocese of Northern Uganda, among other things; leading an English service at Christ Church Gulu, assisting the Bishop of Northern Uganda in recruiting of Ugandan theological/Bible trainers to this part of Northern Uganda
A video update of Malcolm's ministry is available to watch here.
Cherith Withington, Church Army
Cherith is a Church Army evangelist based in Norris Green, Liverpool. She works in local schools, helps with a toddler group, the foodbank and a Memory Cafe for the elderly.
Cherith also works alongside Triple C (Liverpool) which started life as the Three Churches Project, bringing together the community work being carried out by the three Anglican churches in Norris Green and Croxteth (St. Christopher’s, the Good Shepherd and Christ Church). It has developed into an independent, incorporated charity. The charity is there to help improve the quality of life of people facing disadvantages in this area and also the wider Liverpool area. She is married to Simon. Unfortunately her contract comes to an end at the end of October 2022 so pray for her as she seeks new work.
Steph is the Children’s and Families’ Minister at Eastgate Church Gravesend and part of the leadership team. She is in charge of the teaching programme for children, a discipleship programme for young people and managing a large number of volunteers. There is a large focus on outreach with holiday clubs, community events.