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Registered Charity 1131245
452 Streatham High Road · London · SW16 3PY · Tel: (020) 8679 6888
Immanuel and St Andrew supports the work of the Church beyond the parish, including work overseas. Much of our support is through the Church Mission Society (CMS), focussing on our CMS link Mission Partners.
Our link Mission Partners are individuals or families with whom, through CMS, we have built up a relationship and who are working with CMS and the local church abroad, usually providing specialist help or expertise. Our link Mission Partners include or have included people with teaching and nursing skills as well as a pastor of a church in an area where Christianity is not always welcomed.
Katy and Ben Ray © CMS
Typical are two of our current partners, Katy and Ben Ray, who have design and technology skills. They are in Tanzania running a project, Neema Crafts, which was founded by the Diocese of Ruaha to provide training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It also aims to change attitudes to people with disabilities - there is a great stigma attached to disability in Tanzania. Neema Crafts has a number of workshops, a therapy unit, a cafe and conference centre staffed entirely by deaf people and a guest house. You can read more about Neema Crafts on their website www.neemacrafts.com.
Neema Crafts Centre, Tanzania © Neema Crafts
Our Mission Partners send us regular 'link letters' to keep us infomed of their work. Copies are usually available in the Church foyer and may sometimes be displayed on our website - look out for special announcements on the What's on page. We ususally support our Mission Partners through our annual Gift Day collection. For further information please contact our Missions Officer, Gloria Akano.*
* To protect individual privacy, private addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers are not shown.
If you do not have the contact information you need please refer to the Home Page or the "Who's Who" page for general contact details, or call the Parish Office on 020 8679 6888 (24-hr answering service).
For further information about the wider work of CMS visit the CMS website (www.cms-uk.org) or write to Church Mission Society, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ Tel: 01865 787400. CMS is a registered charity, no. 1131655.
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