John and Gillian Robinson
John and Gillian Robinson are CMS misssion partners who live in Bangkok in Thailand with their children Leah, Natalie and Joel. They work with people on the edge of society, where help and hope is so limited. Please do read the Mission news on the homepage for updates.
Tearfund is an evangelical Christian charity that works through Christian organizations and churches throughout the world. It aims to bring people out of poverty as well as bringing them the good news of Jesus. St. Barnabas now supports a project in Uganda run by the Pentecostal Assemblies of God. It is done through Tearfund's Connected Church programme.
Jachie Eye Clinic
This clinic is near Kumasi, northern Ghana. It was set up by Dr Rowland Cowley, a retired eye surgeon and member of St Barnabas Church. Sister Aba, a nurse, has been running this clinic St. Barnabas Church has provided much of the funding for this project and does so at Craft Aid our autumn fair.
In Jan 2013 Alejandro was installed as Priest in Charge of the St. James Mission which is east of Arequipa. The church building has no basic services (water, drainage and electricity) and no furniture apart from a few plastic garden chairs. However, Alejandro has ambitious plans for future evangelism.
Vanessa is now Dean of Community with the Church Army. This is a new role and involves providing support for Church Army evangelists working and different areas. The family are still based in Sheffield and this means Jeff, who is completing his PhD can continue to work with Asylum Seekers at the Night Shelter and the Bike workshop but as a volunteer.
This ministry was set up by Gram Seed. It is based in Teesside and it aims to take the Gospel to prisoners and young offenders in Teesside and the surrounding area.
Open Door (North East) was orgiinally started by members of Jubilee church Teesside in 2001. They aimed to provide poverty relief and help for disadvantaged people in the North East of England, primarily in Teesside. They have expressed this aim through providing food, housing and material help to asylum seekers suffering distitution and hardship.
The Columba Project
This is based at St. Columba's Church in Middlesbrough town centre. Maureen Westerman, the project manager, and her husband Colin use the Church as a drop-in centre tow evenings a week. Hot food and drinks are provided for homeless people. A Christian message is given. Help is given to people with addiction problems and on-going support is provided by professional agencies when appropriate.
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 February 2013 08:20 )