St. John's Outreach
St. John's supports several important projects overseas with its prayers and its annual giving. This work is coordinated by the World Team.
If you would like to know more about our activities and plans, please contact the team leader,
Sue Greenway, t. 01962 732406.
The current list of projects is below, with links to their websites where available.
The Mar Elias Educational Institutions set up by Archbishop Em. Elias Chacour in Ibillin, Galilee, Israel with the aim of interfaith peacebuilding through education. The UK Charity supporting this is Ashray.
The Michael Project in Harare, Zimbabwe, established by David and Helen Hobbs. The Michael Project is a ministry of River of Life Church in Harare (Zimbabwe), and has been established as a result of the needs of children at risk in Zimbabwe. Simba and Barbara Pfupajena now head a management team that draws on the gifting and experience of key individuals who have a passion for taking on the challenge of addressing the plight of children at risk.
Pannai Family Village Farm at Kasam, Katpadi, Vellore in South India, founded by Dr. Pauline E. King in 1969. The Family Village Farm is a living community for orphans who are supported until they finish their education. They are cared for by house mothers who when they retire continue to live there as honoured elders.
Shanthigramam – the leprosy village at Karigiri in South India. Shanthigramam – literally "village of peace“ is a haven for aged, destitute persons who have been damaged by leprosy.
The work of The Church Mission Society in South Sudan. Lynn Treneary is our CMS partner. Lynn is in South Sudan and is teaching English at the Chaima Christian Institute in Maridi (CCIM), 295 km from the capital Juba. She is very involved in the life of the Mothers’ Union as well as local church life. View Lynn's CMS page.
The work of the Mothers’ Union in the Literacy Project in East Africa. Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation that has been supporting families worldwide for over 140 years. Started by our founder Mary Sumner in 1876 in her local parish, we have grown into an international charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries.
The work of Christian Aid. Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
St. John's is a Fairtrade Church, which means all of our refreshments are sourced from Traidcraft which is Christian Fairtrade organisation. We also sell some Traidcraft products. Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love.
The Parish of St. Wilfrid, Newbiggin Hall, Diocese of Newcastle. St Wilfrid's is a Church that puts the local community at the heart of everything we do through faith, friendship and fellowship.