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Parish Mission Partners

NCCDF
(Nepal Critical Care Development Foundation) via Facebook

 

Nepal Critical Care Development Foundation (NCCDF) is a Not For Profit, tax exempt social organization established at 2012 with an objective of developing Critical Care Medicine in Nepal and helping upgrade ICU services in the country. The foundation aims to improve the availability of Critical Care Services in Nepal and facilitates education and training which assist to improve the care for critically ill patients. NCCDF has been active in numerous events and activities. Namely, the foundation conducts various CME’s and workshops, has been running ‘BASIC for NURSES’, ‘Infection Prevention and Control’ workshop for nurses and supports the care of patients.

Yeldall Manor

Yeldall Manor is a residential rehabilitation centre, set in 38 acres of Berkshire countryside near Reading. For over 40 years, it has been helping men to overcome serious drug or alcohol addictions and return to society to live new lives, drug, alcohol and crime free. Yeldall is a Christian organisation and all the staff and volunteers have a Christian faith. They believe that the best means of achieving true freedom is through a relationship with Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. However, they will never impose their viewpoint upon anyone, recognising freedom of choice in faith, as in other areas.

Open Doors

Over 340 million Christians are persecuted. They follow Jesus, no matter the cost. With your help, Open Doors are bringing them hope and resources.

The ministry of Open Doors has its origins in one man and one journey. In 1955, a young Dutchman went to Warsaw and discovered the existence of a persecuted church. He became known as Brother Andrew, and from 1955 to 1967 he travelled throughout Eastern Europe, delivering Scriptures, encouraging persecuted believers, and recruiting others to help him.

The publication of God’s Smuggler in 1967 catapulted Andrew to worldwide renown. An entire generation caught the vision of supporting the persecuted church.   In the six decades since Brother Andrew’s first journey, Open Doors has continued to seek out and strengthen the persecuted church.

“Open Doors has shown the true signs of the presence of the spirit of God in that it has been faithful to its vision and foundation, but adaptable as the world around it has changed. And, today, it is one of the most credible, powerful, authentic and determined advocates of the protection of Christians but also generally of religious liberty.

”The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury

 

Mityana Charity

St Sebastian’s has been directly supporting the Mityana Charity in Uganda since 1997.

The Charity’s aims are the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, the relief of sickness, the advancement of religion and the promotion of sustainable development (meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) in the area of Mityana, Uganda.

Univida – Brazil

UNiViDA’s work currently takes places in the heart of a slum community in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. With a purpose-built facility and plenty of open space, Univida provides an additional 4 hours of education a day for 370 children in the form of an ‘after-school programme’.  Each day Univida provides a safe environment for children to play and make friends. They help students follow the state school curriculum and supervise their homework. (In a favela there is no quiet place, desk or chair for a child to study!)

LIV – South Africa

St Sebastian’s church supported our own Robyn Dibden as she spent six months studying and working at the LIV Village near Durban South Africa.

“LIV places orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa into a family environment where they will receive unconditional love, spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing as well as an education to set them up for a bright future.”

The LIV model is long term cluster foster care, where the children will have a sense of belonging in a homely environment. The homes are built within a cluster of 8 to 10 houses, modelling the African village life. This helps the children to find ‘home’ and close connection within the cluster and in the village itself. Each home has a fully trained House Mother, who may bring two biological children, and will be given up to six children through the Department of Social Welfare.

Bulembu – Swaziland

Eswatini (Swaziland), a small, beautiful kingdom between South Africa and Mozambique, is in dire need. It has the one of the highest AIDS rates in the world and the disease has taken an entire generation of Swazis.  There are around 120,000 orphans and vulnerable children in desperate need of care.

Dan and Rachel Smart are missionaries working at Bulembu town in Swaziland supporting over 350 Aids orphans and teaching IT skills to victims of domestic abuse.

Calendar

Jul
26
Fri
9:00 am Parish Office Open @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Parish Office Open @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parish Office Open @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre | England | United Kingdom
The parish office is open. You can also request for the church to be open for private prayer and reflection during this time by emailing or calling Kirsty in the office.
Jul
28
Sun
8:00 am 8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This service is held weekly at 8:00am on Sundays and 10:00am fortnightly on Wednesdays. Please check the Parish calendar for the latest services The service follows the Common Worship structure and is supported by the[...]
10:00 am 10am Sunday Word and Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
10am Sunday Word and Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10am Sunday Word and Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This is a non-Eucharistic Service. The informal structure, complemented by a Service Book and overhead projection of the service, reflects our love for Worship Hymns / Songs, Bible readings, the Word of God and Intercessions,[...]
6:00 pm 6pm Sunday Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
6pm Sunday Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6pm Sunday Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
Our passion here at St Sebastian’s has meant that plans to introduce 6pm Worship was brought forward to create a space for new encounters with singing, praises and the Word of God. All essentials for[...]
Jul
29
Mon
9:00 am Parish Office Open Monday @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Parish Office Open Monday @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Parish Office Open Monday @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre | England | United Kingdom
The parish office is open. You can also request for the church to be open for private prayer and reflection during this time by emailing or calling Kirsty in the office.
Jul
30
Tue
9:00 am Parish Office Open Tuesday @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Parish Office Open Tuesday @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Parish Office Open Tuesday @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre | England | United Kingdom
The parish office is open. You can also request for the church to be open for private prayer and reflection during this time by emailing or calling Kirsty in the office.

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The village of Crowthorne is split between the Unitary Authorities of Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council and even those who live in the Wokingham Borough will tell you that they actually live in Crowthorne. There are few retail facilities within the Parish a small parade of shops in the east...