Jesus commissioned his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28: 18b-19a). As part of our response to this commission, St Catherine's supports various overseas and local outreach organisations. We long to see people from all nations having the opportunity to hear and respond to the Good News of the Gospel, free from poverty, persecution, discrimination, effects of war and unjust governmental regimes.
Our mission links include:
Trinity Winchester provides vital practical and emotional support to over 600 people each year who are experiencing the effects of homelessness or vulnerability. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.
Winchester Basics Bank
Winchester Basics Bank is a Christian charity supported by local churches, caring organisations and Winchester City Council. They provide individuals and families in need with emergency food parcels of enough tinned and dried food for 7 days plus fresh fruit and vegetables when available, and good quality second hand clothes. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.
Winchester Churches Nightshelter
Winchester Churches Nightshelter has provided a safe and caring temporary home to those experiencing homelessness since 1988. As well as accessing secure and comfortable accommodation and nutritious food, residents also benefit from a wide-ranging programme of practical and emotional support to help them break the cycle of homelessness and rebuild their lives. For more information, visit WCN's website or Facebook page.
Karis Kids is an initiative, founded in January 2007, between the Church of Uganda and a group of UK churches with the vision of bringing family and a future to vulnerable children and those orphaned by AIDS. Our benefice is linked with St Paul's, Okuvu, in the slums of Kampala, and individuals and families within the benefice support a total of 9 families, as well as paying occasional visits to take part in the biennial Summer Camp and other celebrations. For more information, visit the Karis Kids website or Facebook page.
OMF International seeks to bring the gospel to all the peoples of East Asia. Our particular link is with Japan, where nearly 500 towns or villages don’t have a church, and only about 0.45% of the people in areas where OMF works are Christians. For more information vivit OMF Japan's website.
For 75 years, MAF has been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts, enabling more than 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to thousands of communities. Our link is with the Vine family in Uganda, where MAF serves not only the native population but also the mass refugee camps set up to shelter those fleeing from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. More information can be found on the MAF website.
Church Mission Society (CMS)
St Catherine's supports the work of Nick Drayson and Catherine Le Tissier in Argentina, where Nick is diocesan bishop, overseeing 150 Anglican churches in rural and urban contexts, and Catherine coordinates the work of AMARE, the Argentine branch of Mothers’ Union. For more details visit the CMS website.
The Brickworks supports projects in South Sudan and helps South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Their key focus is on health, education and training, and more information can be found on their website.