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Whilst not attempting to take God's gospel into outer space [at least not yet!], as a church SRMC believes in, and is committed to working with individuals and organisations within our own community, within the wider UK, and wherever else we can around the world to bring God’s hope, love and provision.  This commitment takes different forms depending upon need and location.  It may be actual work on the ground through one or more individuals associated with SRMC; it may be through financial giving [regular or one-off] via the church’s Twenty Percent Fund.  And commitment through prayer!  

We have both long-term commitment to some projects, whilst others we support in one-off ways.  We have also encouraged in recent years different members from our church family in short-term missions abroad.   Read on to see SRMC’s involvement.


SRMC Involvement [UK]
 
Food Bank Logo Food Bank
One or more individuals from SRMC have worked in the Chippenham Food Bank in recent years, and currently still are. Get latest updates and reports.
 
OliveBranchLogo Olive Branch Counselling
Individuals  volunteer at Olive Branch Counselling, a  professional local counselling agency aiming to provide a safe, secure and confidential environment to address issues and concerns people may have. 
 
Street Pastors Logo Street Pastors

Individuals from SRMC volunteer with the Street Pastors within the local Chippenham team. 

 
SynergyChristianTrust Logo Synergy Christian Trust
Our own Trevor Ranger works through the  Synergy Christian Trust as a youth worker primarily helping schools and churches through the Christian message. 
 
FalconHolidaysLogo Falcon Holidays

Working under this national CPAS organisation various members of SRMC lead and support two weeks of camps each summer plus other events for young people.  More information.

 
ParishNurseLogo Parish Nursing
Working under this national organisation, Parish Nursing Ministries UK,  Diana Watts offers advice and support for people in the church and the community.
 
CAPLogo Christians Against Poverty
SRMC supports CAP in working to release families within the locality from grinding poverty.  
 
Methodist Logo Methodist Church Home Mission Fund
SRMC supports this Home Missions Fund that in turn supports mission-orientated church projects throughout the UK. 
 


SRMC Involvement [Global]
 

World Horizons Logo World Horizons
 



Phil & Jo Berry have long been mission partners with SRMC.  They have worked in Spain for many years with World Horizons which exists on behalf of places and people not yet prayed for, churches not yet planted and cross-cultural workers not yet sent.  Phil leads the World Horizons team in Spain; Jo  runs English classes for local people.

 
SAT7 SAT-7 UK
 

Members of SRMC in recent years have volunteered with SAT-7 UK which supports the work of SAT-7 whose mission is to provide the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services.
 
Wycliffe Wycliffe Bible Translators
 

SRMC supports the work of Russell and Katharine Norton who are working with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Nigeria.  Russell leads the team at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria engaged in translating the Bible into the many different local languages, and Katharine runs workshops on Biblical approaches to environmentally friendly farming techniques 
 
Methodist Logo Methodist Church World Mission Fund
SRMC supports this World Missions Fund that in turn supports projects and individuals around the world.
 
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Christian Aid
 


SRMC  supports the work of Christian Aid, through involvement in the Christian Aid appeals week, to ending poverty worldwide for all people, regardless of religion or race.
 
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Mission Direct
 


A number of individuals and families from SRMC in recent years have undertaken a number of short-term missions in Sierra Leone & the Dominican Republic with Mission Direct - a UK Christian charity that enables volunteers to make a practical and lasting difference to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
 
Amano Logo Amano Christian School, Zambia
 
A couple from SRMC in recent years have worked at the Amano Christian School.
 
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Tear Fund
 

SRMC has supported Tear Fund – a Christian charity that believes that everyone has a God-given potential to create change, and shows people around the world how to unlock these gifts, putting them to use to escape poverty.
 
Allwecan Logo All We Can SRMC has supported All We Can, an international development and emergency relief organisation that focuses on those in greatest need, inspired by Christian principles, and is an integral part of the Methodist family.
MAF logo Mission Aviation Fellowship SRMC has supported the work of MAF – flying medical, relief and life-transforming help to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach places.
Leprosy Logo The Leprosy Mission SRMC has supported the work of The Leprosy Mission - a global Christian organisation leading the fight against leprosy.