Missionary Support

Helping those in need is a demonstration of our faith. We are constantly amazed by the generosity of the members of St. Luke’s in responding financially to needs in the world around them. Those supported range from local organisations to those serving areas across the world.

The PCC delegates the distribution of the mission-giving budget to a Mission Sub Committee, which prayerfully considers the needs of many Christian groups and distributes the allocated monies, with additional causes being supported through further special collections during church services and other special events.

Maidstone Refuge for Battered Wives
Provides support and shelter to women and their children who are fleeing from abuse and domestic violence.

Maidstone Street Pastors
Street Pastors engage with people on the streets to care for them, listen to them and help them. They work together with other partners in the night-time economy to make communities.

A counselling service based in Maidstone established in January 1991 by Christians who wished to provide a resource to those who were hurting or struggling with life’s problems. Crossline offers short term and open-ended counselling to individuals and couples.

Princess Project
The Princess Project is a registered charity based in Maidstone. The Princess Project aims to give a helping hand and a listening ear to young mothers who are in need of a little extra support. To provide one-to-one support, mentoring and friendship.

Maidstone Winter Night Shelter
The project aims to take the uncertainty and stress out of trying to find overnight accommodation during the coldest nights of the winter for 15 homeless people in Maidstone. Free overnight hospitality and support which includes a hot evening meal, shelter, a dry warm bed, breakfast and a listening ear is provided by teams of volunteers in seven church buildings across Maidstone.

CAST & Family Trust
CAST (Churches And Schools Together) began in September 2004. CAST is the senior school arm of The Family Trust – a highly regarded schools work ministry based in Kent.
www.castmaidstone.org.uk & www.familytrust.org.uk

CMS (Church Mission Society)
Is an organisation committed to evangelistic mission in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Our link mission partner Andrew Parfitt presently works in Glasgow with refugees from Afghanistan.

CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society)
CPAS is an Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches, mainly in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Its mission is to enable churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ.

CAP (Christians Against Poverty)
CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its non-judgmental, unique, in-depth service based in local churches. Thousands of families have already been released from the pressure of debt through a combination of advice, financial education, budgeting and insolvency services. The Maidstone CAP Centre was established in 2010.

Christ 4 all in Andhra Pradesh
Christ For All In Andhra Pradesh aims to help poor communities in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Southern India, by sharing the love of God with all people including children, old people, destitute people, children and adults with physical and learning difficulties, people who have HIV/AIDS and others who have no access to clean water.

People Reaching People
Led by Bishop Todd. Working in the diocese of Toliara (over 62,000 sq. miles) in the south west of Madagascar, focusing on evangelism, education and economic development, including a new lay training centre and clergy housing, several church plants and training programmes for lay and clergy.

Lawrence Barham Memorial Trust
Continues to work in eastern Africa in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. It is named after Bishop Lawrence Barham, (a former vicar of St Luke’s) who worked for 40 years in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi supporting the work of the Anglican Church in the context of local culture and ways.

Church Army Africa
Church Army is the Missionary Arm of the Anglican Church. Church Army Africa has a rich history of training and equipping the church in Africa for community transformation. With an active presence in nine countries in Eastern and Central Africa, they currently run a primary school, College of Theology, College of Business Studies, a Health Centre, a Bore Hole, water pump and tank and a wide variety of mission projects at Carlile College in Nairobi Kenya.

Soteria Trust
Founded by Andy Economides, Soteria provides welfare, education and care for poor, vulnerable children and young people at Apata, Ibadan in southern Nigeria at the Prospect School with vocational training at the Soteria Business School through scholarships.

A relief and development charity, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty, supporting to the poor and vulnerable, respond to disasters, and campaigning for justice.

KCC (Kampala Children’s Centre)
Founded by Arnold and Josephine Muwonge. Opened in 2005 to meet the needs of some of Uganda’s most vulnerable children, orphans and young people previously at risk from war torn areas, slums and AIDS affected families. They provide a safe childhood, a loving home, education and training, healthcare provision and recreational activities.

Bible Society
Supports the work of translating and distributing the Scriptures throughout the world.

Beauty from Brokenness
Beauty from Brokenness is a Christian based ministry established in 2010, committed to addressing critical life issues for children living in Emjandini township, Mpumulanga, South Africa. Beauty from Brokenness is a small charity with no paid staff. A small group of volunteers deal with administration and implement the charity, including travel, at their own cost. The charity provides sanctuary and food to abused and abandoned children, changing lives and brings hope, practically and in prayer, in the belief that lives can be changed for the better.

A Roche
Is a Christian Organisation engaging Communities in nature conservation in more than 20 countries.

Mike Campbell Foundation
The Mike Campbell Foundation seeks justice for victims of torture and abuse in Zimbabwe; It works towards the restoration of the rule of law and assists those forced to live in extreme poverty with survival skills; It brings hope where there is otherwise only despair.

St. Luke’s has been in partnership with two Compassion Child Sponsorship Projects since May 2009 one, in Kenya (in Kieni, a small village nearly 200 kilometres north of Nairobi) and one, in Uganda (in Jinja, approximately 81 kilometres, east of Kampala)


Other Organisations

The Waypoint Project
The Waypoint Project is a town wide group of over 20 churches and organisations working together to put on events, and connect with the people of Maidstone.

Touch Maidstone
Touch Maidstone is a resource for the people of Maidstone, connecting you to community projects provided by the local Church..