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World Church


At St Paul's church we support a number of World Church partners (listed below) as well as encouraging all members of the church to be involved with our partners or other organisations working around the world. Communication to the church family is through small groups, prayer requests, news, shared lunches and special services.


Monthly World Church newsletters are sent to those registered on the St Paul's website. This is our current newsletter, and previous copies are available from this link. Additional information about the trip to Paris is available here

At the 'Slice of Life' services just before Christmas there were the some videos from our mission partners. These include Joshua Opondo and Penny & Juan Carlos, with a couple more being loaded in the next couple of weeks.

The team

World church is led by Karen Wheatley, and includes Charlotte Chaplin, Tim Elsey, Sally Hulbert, Jonathan Papworth, Elizabeth Shaw and Sue Swain-Fossey. There is a short video from a few years ago about us, so you can hear about our personal vision for being part of this team. To help us be consistent and transparent in how we make decisions and apply funding, we have written a terms of reference. This is available for you to download.

Get involved

As part of the church objective of being "increasingly courageous for Christ", we are organising five mission trips over the next two years. All the details are available on this document, and we have tried to create opportunities that will enable everyone to be involved with at least one trip. There is a vast amount for us to organise so please select one that you would be prepared to support, and get in touch with the World Church Team promptly to ensure you are not too late.

See more about the planned trip to Kisumu, Kenya in 2019
See more about the planned trip to India now scheduled for February 2020
See more about the planned trip to Hew Hope in Kenya in 2019

Nearly everybody on the team has been involved in overseas missionary or support work, and we know how it can be a life-changing experience. We therefore encourage everyone to become actively involved in one way or another. 

There are a number of missionaries that we support, and more details for each of them can be found on the links below.

More Links

Provides accommodation for lone foreign minors
Alex, Jane and their three children are based in Brazil
Our focus on trying to reduce child trafficking
Providing internet access in rural Africa
Part of Hand in Hand, based outside Nairobi
Umoja is Swahili for 'Togetherness', and is a program of Church and Community working together
Jeremy and Kate Ellis - UK
Penny and Juan Carlos Marcés - Lima, Peru
Joshua Oponso and Potters Youth Ministry in Kisumu, Kenya
Jenny, Stuart and family, based in the UK after many years in Argentina