Christ Church engaging with God’s world at home and abroad
Christ Church has links with several mission partners…
Philbert Kalisa heads up REACH in Rwanda. REACH stands for ‘Reconciliation, Evangelism and Christian Healing’.
Dr Corrie Verduyn is our CMS mission partner in the Lurweru Diocese, Northern Uganda .
Dr Verduyn uses her Obstetrics and Gynaecology skills to provide care and support in Kiwoko Hospital.
The Diocese of Gloucester, of which we are a part, has links with the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania, El Camino Real in the USA, Vasteras in Sweden, and Dornakal in South India. Christ Church paid for the construction of a new church building in a village called Kompelly.
Christ Church supports our partners, and other projects, with prayer and financial giving.
Each year we give away 10% of our income, boosting that with the proceeds of our summer fete.
Nearer to home, each summer Christ Church mounts a fortnight of Prayer Visiting – calling from door to door to see if people have requests for prayer.
Some of us are also involved in a project to work towards emergency accommodation for homeless people in Cheltenham. Please contact Rev Tim Mayfield.
Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival provides an opportunity for the town’s churches and wider community to come together in celebration of our artistic Christian heritage through contemporary and traditional arts, and to share the excitement of creative
expression. During the Festival and throughout the year, events and workshops
across Cheltenham offer film, music, visual arts, drama, literature, song, etc. for
all ages. We want to reflect the wonderful creativity of the God in whose image
we are made! Visit christianartsfestival.org
We also have several members involved with the Cheltenham Prayer for School
Network which we also support.
Chair of World Mission