World Mission


God’s Church is alive, growing and vibrant around the world. It is a powerhouse to transform for the better the lives of individuals and communities worldwide through its many ministries. Much of our aid, development and social justice was and is rooted in the work of the Church.

Our Diocesan World Mission Group (WMG)

The WMG aims to enable the people of Suffolk to learn from and be itself transformed by God’s worldwide actions. In order to enable this the WMG seeks to promote: Prayer for world mission, Wider church mission, Global justice, Global evangelism and Partnerships with Christians around the world.

The WMG's current foci include:

1. Kagera, our link Diocese in NW Tanzania - Since 1994, the bonds of friendship, prayer, support and learning have touched many lives, and could touch many more as we aim to grow this link.  

Kagera Link | Weblink

2. World Development, including issues such as Trade Justice, Fairtrade and the climate crisis. For more about Fairtrade visit these pages:

Why Fairtrade? | Weblink

Become a Fairtrade church | Weblink

3. The World on our doorstep – those from other countries and cultures now living in Suffolk

4. Global evangelism, supporting and learning from church growth stories around the world

5. International focus – developing particular international focusses such as the Syrian Refugees who have arrived in Suffolk

6. The global issue of modern day slavery.Find out more about our response and the Clewer Initiative here:

Modern Slavery | Weblink

World Mission Conference

Every year we host a World Mission Conference to learn and discuss current issues. This year's conference took place on Zoom on Saturday 10 October with the theme 'Christianity in the Public Space' with Professor Andrew Bradstock and Sarah Rowe from Christian Aid as our guest speakers.

Please check back here soon for a recording of the conference. 

More information

The Revd Carol Mansell and Richard Stainer are our World Development Advisers. They are available as a resource to churches, and can help them find more information about development issues, worship materials and ways to respond. They are also keen to speak at churches or other groups about these issues.  For more information please email Richard or Carol.

Join our World Mission Facebook page for regular updates.

 

Further resources

Anglican Alliance | Webpage

Bond | Webpage

Christian Aid | Webpage

Christian Solidarity | Webpage

Church of England World Mission | Weblink

Clewer Initiative | Webpage

BMS | Webpage

Church Mission Society | Webpage

Fairtrade | Webpage

Global Justice Now | Webpage

Jubilee Debt Campaign | Webpage

Oxfam | Webpage

SPEAK | Webpage

Tearfund | Webpage

Traidcraft | Webpage

USPG | Webpage

 

Page last updated August 2020.