Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham

Pat Blanchard - CMS Mission Partner

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.

Update received 26th June 2020

As our quarantine is due to be lifted on Tuesday 30th June I ask for prayers for the future. News articles are predicting more infection as the government tries to allow the economy to reactivate and people feel like we're coming out of this. The prognosis could be very grim. I add a link of one such article for your information and prayers. Apparently the president is going to speak around lunch time today. I'll be in touch if there's anything to add.

Pray as I decided what to do about the future of Shalom. Considering the limitations of remote therapies and the risks of children and families returning to the building, all in a situation where Shalom parents are facing unemployment and health issues.

I had this scripture in my daily reading then came across it again in a facebook post.

MIcah 6: 8

He has shown you, what is good.

And what does the Lord require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy

and to walk humbly with your God.

Pray that all who have to make decisions at this time can do so with mercy and justice close by. 

To find out more about Pat and her work there is a premier radio podcast  (Scroll down to Pat's podcast)

To find out more and to support Pat financially, please donate via the Church Mission Society (CMS) 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.