St Mark's has a long history of involvement in both global and local missionary organisations. We have a policy of giving away 10% of our income to mission and other causes and over the years have built strong links with different individuals working in specific situations both within and outside UK.

As a church we currently support a number of organisations across the world.

Bible Society

Working in over 200 countries, Bible Society is a charity on a global mission to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. We believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good.

Christians Against Poverty 

CAP are passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of poverty, debt, unemployment and addiction. Working with churches they bring good news, hope and freedom to people in the UK.

We support the Leamington Spa Debt Centre to help local people tackle debt issues and find new hope in Jesus.  The local team includes Darren Mitchell, Richard Bacon, and Beryl Chisholm. 

Anyone facing debt problems can phone 0800 3280 006 for help.

CORD

Cord’s key role is in growing safe relational space between authorities and communities to promote positive peace. 

Working in Chad, Burundi, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, they identify the root causes of violence and conflict in each situation and:

  • Work alongside in-country partners and grass roots, community organisations, to equip them to come together, resolve differences and lay down the foundations for all to flourish in an environment of peace and freedom

  • Create programmes that promote dignity and confidence within and between different people groups

  • Empower individuals to form community groups to be heard

CPAS 

CPAS is a UK based organisation which works to support church leaders in their role of reaching people with the Good News of Jesus. It has participants in many countries and runs extensive teaching and leadership programmes. 

In addition, CPAS acts as the umbrella organisation for Venture and Falcon camps: children’s holidays for 8-18 year olds packed full of great activities and fun whilst providing the opportunity to explore who Jesus is.

Dan and Phillipa Munday

Having worked for a number of years in Nepal, Dan and Phillipa are now based in UK and are members of St Mark’s Church. Phillipa is studying for a master’s degree with All Nations Bible College whilst Dan, a qualified doctor, maintains active links with the palliative care programmes he has been instrumental in developing in Nepal and India.

Open Doors

Open Doors supports persecuted Christians around the world with Bibles, Christian materials, training, livelihood skills, advocacy - and in a whole host of other ways - so that they know they are not forgotten and can stand strong to serve their communities. So that they can give life.

It also seeks to mobilise the church in the UK & Ireland, not only to serve Christians living under religious persecution, but also to learn from them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

 

Street Pastors

Run by volunteers from churches across the town, including St Mark's, Leamington Street Pastors are seeking to create a harmonious and safer environment for those out and about on the town’s streets at night. 

Following the ethos of the national Street Pastor initiative, their prime purpose is to offer non-judgemental care and support through listening and helping, regardless of background. They work very much work in partnership with Warwick District Council who have been very supportive.

Tearfund

A leading relief and development charity, Tearfund is working in countries all around the world but in particular where there is suffering due to poverty, conflict and natural disaster. We contribute to the organisation’s general fund which enables them to prioritise where the gifts will have greatest benefit to the recipients.