Parish Mission Partners
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 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.
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
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’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!)
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.
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.
Crowthorne is located in the Royal County of Berkshire close to the Hampshire and Surrey Borders.
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...