Channel for Mission Update
The Channel for Mission Update provides the Church Family with a brief but informative synopsis on one or two of our Outward giving recipients, or a reporting back from bursary recipients.
Every year we ask church members to pledge income to God’s work through our church community and every year we give away a meaningful proportion of this income through our regular mission partners, mission bursaries and ad hoc gifts.
These gifts reflect our awareness of how privileged we are in Busbridge&Hambledon, our sorrow for a world full of suffering and struggle, and our desire to build a Vision of God’s kingdom through word and deed.
Who we support
Serving the local Godalming community by providing a friendly meeting place where people with problems can meet and discuss them amongst themselves and with staff and volunteer helpers.
Established in 1997 Skillway has provided opportunities for over 700 pupils working in various skills and materials including wood, stone, motor mechanics, boat building, glasswork ceramic and sculpture and creative arts. Many pupils proceed to formal apprenticeships, and most leave with accreditation.
Working for a society in which every person is equally valued, where LCD believes that disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically, and to participate fully in society. In particular we have historically had strong links with the Hydon Hill Cheshire Home in Godalming.
Established in 2005 by members of our Church responding to the emergency and long term rehabilitation needs of children damaged by earthquakes and other natural disasters in El Salvador and other vulnerable countries.
With a vision to see a Christ-centred, Bible-based, mission-focused Church where leaders are clear about their call to discipleship, CPAS assists churches developing effective leadership learning and mentoring.
Set up in 1980 by Christian Mission Society with the support of the Church of Nigeria and the Overseas Fellowship of Nigerian Christians. It was established to provide fellowship for Nigerians in the UK and to assist local churches to reach out and receive Nigerians.
The Chaplaincy team at HMP Send Prison builds the faith community through worship, prayer groups, baptism and confirmation preparation. It reaches out though pastoral care, Christmas services and gifts, Alpha courses etc. The team sees it as a vital responsibility to meet every new prisoner, every departing prisoner, and to listen to anyone who asks for support. Members of our Church, and other churches in Godalming are now involved in voluntary work and have joined services and lead worship at HMP Send.
Driven by the belief that local church is the answer to poverty Tear Fund works particularly in Africa, Asia and South America focusing on some of the region’s biggest challenges: disease, sanitation, economic injustice.
The Besom, with the help of the local Church community, utilises the power of prayer and the willingness of people to make a difference by providing a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. Members of our Church are involved donating, making and distributing Christmas hampers, undertaking gardening and painting projects, donating furniture and even driving the Besom van!
CYE is an activity centre situated in the Chichester harbour. It offers the opportunity to participate in many different activities including sailing, kayaking and archery. CYE is not only an activity centre – it is much more than that – providing training, evangelism and discipling agency.
Reaches out to all foreign students at the University of Surrey offering them friendship, wide-ranging group activities, a lively personal introduction to the Christian faith, and support in becoming Christian disciples.
Prison Fellowship works through its volunteer members to support prisoners in a number of ways. Through Sycamore Tree – victim awareness programme; Angel Tree – prisoners to provider their children with Christmas presents; Letter writing to prisoners.
Christian charity facilitating sustainable community development in Zimbabwe. SEED doesn’t do hand-outs, it rather looks to empower communities to move forwards with dignity. It is much more quality over quantity, dignity over dependence, lasting change.
Christian organisation who put on a range of events to help young people, youth leaders, and those in their 20s and 30s, develop and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Part of Soul Survivor is SoulNet. The aim to support the brilliant youth leaders through one-to-one support and advice; an annual retreat at Centre Parcs, conferences and seminars. Our youth team have been involved recently.
Human trafficking is the sale of a person to another person, and is the biggest contributor to the millions of people in slavery today. It is one of the largest crimes in the world and Stop The Traffik aims to make it history.