St Andrew’s seeks to apply its vision of being ‘followers of Jesus Christ by growing in faith, growing in number and serving the community’, beyond the confines of its parish boundaries. To this end it fosters mission partnerships with people and projects which share that vision, whether they be local, national or in a faraway land. By developing personal contact with such partners, it is hoped that both they and St Andrew’s gain an enrichment of faith in the Lord. One tenth of the core income of St Andrew’s is given to its mission partners.
For more information see pages 16 & 17 of the June 2020 Oxshott Magazine.
This important area is overseen by a small Mission Partnering Committee. Current members are Jolyon Trickey, Liz Mulhall and Karen Henshall who each support two or three Life Group links and together report regularly to the PCC.
Dean and Paula Finnie and their two sons have set up their mission, ‘The Gathering‘, near CapeTown, South Africa. They do church, soup kitchens, homework club and Christmas meals, to name a few of their projects through which they seek to reach out to the community for Jesus.
Life Group partner: Charlwood Life Group – Brenda & Andy Hum
Founded in Leatherhead by Jenny Moore, helping disadvantaged local families, through the provision of children’s clothing and counselling.
For more information see pages 16 & 17 in the Sept 2020 Oxshott Magazine.
Life Group partner: Jackie's Thursday Morning Life Group – Jackie Stewart
Emergency food for local people in crisis.
For more information see page 13 in the Oct 2020 Oxshott Magazine.
Life Group partner: Fairoak Lane Life Group – Jill Mengham
Tackling poverty and injustice in the Middle East.
For more information see pages 14 & 15 in the Mar 2021 Oxshott Magazine
Life Group partner: The Tilt Life Group – Don & Jo Eccleshall
Providing meals to schoolchildren in South Africa who would otherwise go without.
For more information see pages 18 & 19 in the Dec 2020 – Jan 2021 Oxshott Magazine
Life Group partner: Longstead Life Group – Andrew & Ruth Burns
Oversees the development of theological courses for local church, group-based discipleship training by extension in Nepal, and works for religious freedom in that country.
For more information see pages 16 & 17 in the Nov 2020 Oxshott Magazine.
Life Group partner: Friday Morning Life Group – Rebecca Mayhew & Jill Perrett
OTS and Sialkot Diocese, Pakistan
For more information see pages 18 & 19 in the July-Aug 2020 Oxshott Magazine.
Life Group partner: Life on Mondays (the Stewarts) – Ron & Jackie Stewart
Caring for God’s earth.
For more information see pages 5 & 7 in the Oct 2020 Oxshott Magazine.
Life Group partner: Twinoaks Monday Evening Life Group – Carl Jackson