At Buckingham Parish Church, we believe God has a heart for this world, and so we support a host of different organisations and charities who try to share God's love with those who need it.
Current Overseas Mission Partners are:
Chris & Fiona Courtman, Latin Link
Chris and Fiona, with Edith, Rufus & Teddy, have been on Latin Link’s Stride programme serving God in the city of Arequipa, Peru since September 2016. They are working with Nuevas Fuerzas to establish a social enterprise, which seeks to give employment and skills to differently-abled people. Nuevas Fuerzas, which means renewed strength, is a study centre run by the wife of a local pastor for differently-abled young adults to socialise and gain valuable skills in a safe environment. Peru, like many majority world contexts, has very little formal support for differently-abled people, making them some of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of society.
Fiona’s main focus is on using both her design training and teaching experience to equip the workers at Nuevas Fuerzas with new skills whilst seeking to establish a full-scale social enterprise. Chris is supporting Fiona by looking after their three young children, learning Spanish and providing assistance with the management and administrative elements of the project.
If you would like more information on what the Courtmans are doing please contact them by email or speak to Michael or Zena Greig.
Emma Cottrell – Creativity Ministry - Worldwide
Emma is one of our mission partners serving the Lord through creativity, currently in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and within the UK. Her main focus is on helping to support local teams within churches and organisations by helping to equip and teach them to reach out to their local communities through creativity. The Lord is using creativity in lots of different ways to bring healing and hope to people, often overseas those traumatised by events in recent years. She is also involved in prayer ministry, teach and mentoring and is part of Ellel Ministries team from time to time.
If you would like more information on creativity including how to support please visit the website: createdcreative.co.uk or email Emma at email@example.com.
Will Pearson-Gee (our Rector) travels to India each year to develop a missionpartnership with St Mary's Church in Pune. The visit programme is here for your prayers
This link was instigated by the late Angelina Chilver. In 2018 Will is taking Jacob Ash our intern and hsi daughter Jemima. They will be visiting:
The Mukti Mission which is a refuge for over 700 women an dgirls who have been orphaned or simply dumped due to their gender and/or disabilities.
A refuge for street children in Pune
as well as preaching an dteaching at St Mar;s and at the United Bible Seminary in Pune.