At St Michael’s, we support a number of different missions and charities both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
CPAS – Church Pastoral Aid Society
CPAS enables churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus. It is also our patron.
BREADtrust (Berega Relief Equipment and Development Trust)
BREADtrust supports projects in Berega, a poor rural community in Eastern Tanzania. Associate Mission Partners David and Anne Curnock first went there in 2007 as short-term mission partners to assist in the hospital and Bible School. St Michael’s supports the work in Berega through prayer, giving, and an annual fund-raising dinner.
After several changes of name, OneCollective (UK) is now the Christian charity under whose auspices David and Anne Curnock spend 6-8 weeks in Berega each year. For more information on the work in Berega, please click here.
Under the same auspices, David and Anne also spend 5 weeks each year with the Roma community in the Stara Zagora district of Bulgaria, working alongside American Mission Partners. St Michael’s supports the work in Stara Zagora through prayer, but no financial support is needed as there is funding from the USA. For more information on the work in Stara Zagora and its neighbouring district Tulovo, please click here.
CMS – Church Mission Society
Azaria Spencer is our CMS Mission Partner in Guatemala. She is coming alongside and discipling street children and young people at risk in Guatemala City, where she is Programme Coordinator of a mentoring centre, the Centro Opp.
Kate and Paul, a medical doctor and teacher, and their family have been our Mission Partners in the Middle East for approximately 16 years and are linked with St Michael’s as Kate grew up in Bramcote and was a member of the church family, being nurtured in her Christian Faith here.
St Michael’s is a long-term supporter of Traidcraft. Many of their Fairtrade resources are available from the Traidcraft stall after church services and at other church events. Click here to find out more.
The Leprosy Mission
Bestwood and Bulwell Foodbank
The Foodbank is supported by weekly donations of non-perishable food and toiletries as well as financial donations.
Each year in November, members of St Michael’s fill shoeboxes for vulnerable children. These are checked, sorted and packed for transporting to Eastern Europe by Teams4U volunteers. Additionally, in 2022, the war in Ukraine prompted T4U to respond by providing essential physical aid to the borders of Ukraine for those fleeing the country. St Michael’s Church acted as a local collection point. Financial assistance was also received and sent.
The Great Notts Christmas Toy Appeal
The toy appeal began life back in the 1970s as part of the work of the charity Family Care. When Family Care closed in 2018, this toy appeal took over. In Advent, new toys are collected, checked, sorted and distributed to children in Nottingham who are in need and would otherwise get very little or nothing for Christmas. The collection started small but now it serves nearly 2000 children within the county.