In November 2019 the PCC agreed to support Revd Pat Blanchard, a mission partner with the Church Mission Society (CMS) working in Lima, Peru. Pat is pastor of Shalom, an Anglican church and director of a therapy centre for disabled children.
Latest News - March 2021, from Pat Blanchard including how the pandemic has affected Peru and in particular the Shalom Rehabilitation Centre, plus how she has spent her time in the UK during lockdown (please see the link to the full newsletter below).
To find out more and to support Pat financially, please donate via the Church Mission Society (CMS) www.churchmissionsociety.org/people-in-mission/pat-blanchard/ NB. Please go to Pat’s personal web page on the CMS website to give to her. If you donate from the general donation page then your gift will go to CMS work generally – which may not be what you intended.
You can also sign up to receive Pat Blanchard's Link Letters from this page.
Alternatively, individuals can give via debit/credit card over the phone by ringing 01865 787400 and asking for the Income Team. CMS are still able to receive cheques, but please be aware that since most of the team are working from home at present, it is taking longer for cheque donations to be processed. Any cheques should be made payable to ‘Church Mission Society’ and sent to: Church Mission Society, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ. Please include a short note stating that the gift is for Pat so that it is designated correctly.