St Andrew's and St Bartholomew's

Key Mission and Ministry Partners

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Listening Post is a charity established over 20 years ago by local Christians and supported by churches across Gloucestershire to provide an affordable professional counselling service and training programme for those in need. There are centres in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud.

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Teens in Crisis is a Christian charity providing advice, support and counselling services for young people and their families. There are over 30 full-time staff and volunteers, working in association with three statutory organisations, a homelessness mediation service, and providing counselling in secondary schools.

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The Worship Foundation serves the Church in the Theological, Spiritual and Pastoral formation of worship leaders, focussing on local churches in the Gloucestershire region. It is also building partnerships with a number of national church movements and organisations in order to serve their vision for worship and worship pastor training and coaching.


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Paul Hobbs is a Gloucester based artist. He makes paintings and sculptures that consider contemporary social issues in the light of biblical values. He also makes abstract paintings, which are celebratory and worshipful. His work is shown in schools, churches and galleries throughout the UK and occasionally abroad. His aim is to challenge, provoke and inspire his audiences.

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GTS is ‘the theology school that comes to you.’ Its vision to bring deeper biblical and theological engagement to the churches of Gloucestershire arises from the core belief that ‘theology is for everyone’, and that doing theology is a task for all God’s people. We believe small group teaching and learning is most effective when it’s done in a local context and familiar environment.

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Christian Action is has over 30 years’ experience in serving disadvantaged and marginalised communities across Hong Kong and China. In 1997 they extended its work to Qinghai, a remote province in northwestern China and today run five children’s homes for orphans, provide resources for foster families, and rehabilitation services. Christian Action is an official local government partner in developing welfare services and training for the province, including care for 36,000 at-risk children.


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Daniel Lemadada is a church planter and pastor of the Africa Inland Church in a remote region of Northern Kenya. Together with his wife Susan, he pastors the AIC Nkororoi and the Oltorot congregations. These small congregations are from the unreached Samburu and Rendille people groups, and Daniel himself is a native speaker of both languages. He also has a ministry of training and teaching other pastors and church leaders working in these remote areas.

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Roland and Elizabeth Shuli are part of the Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM), working mainly with military families.  For several years they have worked in their local village, providing education, learning through play areas, and a library - but have recently been posted to Belgium.  They continue to support the military ministry in Albania and in the village as the tenants of their house are Christians. In Belgium they are finding new ways to share the gospel with 12 other Albanian families stationed near them.

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Mark and Rosalie Balfour are the first mission partners with CMS to be based in Central America. They work with street children and young people at risk in Guatemala City, offering them the opportunity to receive mentoring and to be equipped with vital life skills. In time, they hope to plant a new church community in the market place at the heart of the capital where there is currently little church presence.


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Andy and Andrea Warner work with the European Christian Mission (ECM) in Castellón, Spain. Their focus is establishing a church through making disciples that make disciples, and their work involves building relationships with students, neighbours, and whoever the Lord sends their way(!), and equipping international and local believers in playing their part in helping Jesus build His Kingdom.

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We support two Wycliffe couples: Maik & Rhiannon Gibson, and Tim & Gaynor Grove.

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Tearfund is a UK Christian relief and development agency which works in over 50 countries. It is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee and supports marginalised communities and groups challenged by conflicts, injustice, hunger, and poor sanitation. Major projects currently include relief programmes in Syria, the Philippines, and the Central African Republic.