God’s Church is alive, growing and vibrant around the world. It is a powerhouse to transform for the better the lives of individuals and communities worldwide through its many ministries. Much of our aid, development and social justice was and is rooted in the work of the Church.
Our Diocesan World Mission Group (WMG)
The WMG aims to enable the people of Suffolk to learn from and be itself transformed by God’s worldwide actions. In order to enable this the WMG seeks to promote: Prayer for world mission, Wider church mission, Global justice, Global evangelism and Partnerships with Christians around the world.
The WMG's current foci include:
1. Kagera, our link Diocese in NW Tanzania - Since 1994, the bonds of friendship, prayer, support and learning have touched many lives, and could touch many more as we aim to grow this link.
Kagera Link | Weblink
2. World Development, including issues such as Trade Justice, Fairtrade and the climate crisis. For more about Fairtrade visit these pages:
Why Fairtrade? | Weblink
Become a Fairtrade church | Weblink
3. The World on our doorstep – those from other countries and cultures now living in Suffolk
4. Global evangelism, supporting and learning from church growth stories around the world
5. International focus – developing particular international focusses such as the Syrian Refugees who have arrived in Suffolk
6. The global issue of modern day slavery.Find out more about our response and the Clewer Initiative here:
Modern Slavery | Weblink
World Mission Conference
Every year we host a World Mission Conference to learn and discuss current issues. This year's conference is on 30 October 2021 ad will focus on Modern Day Slavery - do save the date!
The Revd Carol Mansell and Richard Stainer are our World Development Advisers. They are available as a resource to churches, and can help them find more information about development issues, worship materials and ways to respond. They are also keen to speak at churches or other groups about these issues. For more information please email Richard or Carol.
Join our World Mission Facebook page for regular updates.
Anglican Alliance | Webpage
Bond | Webpage
Christian Aid | Webpage
Christian Solidarity | Webpage
Church of England World Mission | Weblink
Clewer Initiative | Webpage
BMS | Webpage
Church Mission Society | Webpage
Fairtrade | Webpage
Global Justice Now | Webpage
Jubilee Debt Campaign | Webpage
Oxfam | Webpage
SPEAK | Webpage
Tearfund | Webpage
Traidcraft | Webpage
USPG | Webpage