As part of our commitment to Gospel ministry, we actively support four organisations involved in Christian mission outside of our parish. We support them financially through our annual Gift Offering.
Brief details of each mission partner are below.
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity with a network of debt centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its top quality, in-depth service.
St Matthew’s Church has partnered with CAP to offer debt counselling in our community. The service we offer is completely free.
Call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment with Hastings & St Leonards Debt Centre.
Visit www.capdebthelp.org to find out more about our service
Charles Semwaga, Rwanda
Charles works in Cyangugu where he is the Diocesan Evangelist and also responsible to oversee Development in the Diocese. While living and working in Cyangugu, his wife Juliet lives in the capital Kigali, 5 hours away by road (200 miles), looking after their 5 school children.
Juliet is studying at the Kigali College of Education for four years to study for a degree, a requirement of the Rwanda Government. She has now completed her degree and is waiting for Charles to build a school on land he bought in a very poor area outside Kigali.
Tearfund – Sagoal Project in Nepal
We support the work of Tearfund, with a specific focus on the Sagoal project in Nepal. Sagoal is an organisation run and staffed by Nepali Christians. It equips Nepali churches to reach out to their local communities and work with them to meet physical, social and spiritual needs, bringing positive and lasting change to local communities.
Becontree Church – Dagenham
We support Becontree Church in Dagenham in their outreach and mission to their local estate. In November 2019, we were thrilled to have Mike Reith (their pastor) come down to join us one Sunday and update us about all their work.