st mary's ferndown
st mary's ferndown

Mission at St Mary's

Mission Team members:

  • Derek White  (Leader)
    Represents Stephen Bell
  • Lynne Rees
    Represents Church Pastoral Aid Society
  • Sue Sanderson
    Co-Represents Release International
  • Graham Paisley
    Represents the Morgans in Uganda
  • Sheila Goode
    Represents Bible Society
  • Geoff Noel
    Co-Represents Release International

Stephen Bell, works for European Christian Mission in Croatia, mainly focusing on church planting in the Zagreb area. His ministry is directed primarily on establishing new churches in Europe, working in partnership with local evangelical churches. Their desire is to see new churches established and to encourage them to plant new ones. They are also passionate about helping existing churches to engage in evangelism, teaching and discipleship 


For more information see - www.ecmbritain.org         

Bible Society are passionate about ending Bible poverty – and working for a day when the Bible’s God-given revelation, inspiration and wisdom is shaping the lives and communities of people everywhere.

For more information see - www.biblesociety.org

Church Pastoral Aid Society enables churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ. CPAS is committed to mission and equipping churches for their God-given task of evangelism – the most strategic way forward is by developing effective leadership. 

For more information see www.cpas.org.uk

Simon and Sue Morgan in Uganda - Simon and Sue are members of St  Mary's who undertook some short term trips with Mission Direct and felt that God was calling them to commit to mission work in Uganda - full-time! So they took a huge leap of faith - gave up their jobs, rented out their home and moved to Rukungiri. Simon is working with Mission Direct to head up their building project teams. Sue is now working with "Mission 4 Water" to drill essential water pumps providing clean, safe water for countless deprived communitites.
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Release International campaigns and provides pastoral and practical support for Christians all over the world who are persecuted for their faith. They also provide training and resources for persecuted church leaders and help to make their voices heard through petitions and letters to goverment officials.  

For more information see http://www.releaseinternational.org/ 

Other Outreaches Covered by the Mission Team

MISSION DIRECT  Several small groups have undertaken short term social work with Mission Direct to Sierra Leone. Mozambique and Uganda. www.missiondirect.org

BLESSING BIN provides practically to those in need every week in Ferndown and not just at Harvest. There is a Blessing Bin at the back of church and in the hall foyer where we encourage church members to place  non-perishable food gifts. The Blessing Bins are emptied weekly and the food given to The Bus Stop Club which operates from the Turbary Centre to provide food parcels to those in need in our community. Why not regularly add an item to your shopping in order to bless someone else. 

As a FAIRTRADE CHURCH we are committed to the purchase and exclusive use of fairly-traded beverages at all our gatherings.

And you?
To receive regular information from any of these societies or a prayer letter from Stephen Bell (ECM), Simon & Sue Morgan and/ or Kenneth Harrod (Release International) then please contact us. The Mission Team will put relevant information in the letter rack at Church for you or e-mail you. Alternatively - use the contact form on this website.