Our mission partners are people who have gone out from Emmanuel to serve God in other parts of the world, or to train for mission service elsewhere.


Simon French

Simon and his wife Sue served with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in Tanzania for 13 years. Since they returned to the UK in 2018 Simon has been leading AIM’s work among the African Diaspora in the UK, people from the African continent, many of whom have not heard the Gospel.

Simon works in Croydon, meeting and supporting refugees through the Croydon Refugee Day Centre and teaching them English as a foreign language.   

He also oversees and facilitates AIM’s work in other parts of the UK that have a large African population.

Please pray:

  • that God will open doors for Simon and enable him to develop good relations with Africans who have settled in this country and help them
  • that Simon will have more and more opportunities to tell others about Jesus

Peter Graystone

A long-standing member of Emmanuel, Peter works as Lay Training Officer in the Discipleship and Ministry Team of Southwark Diocese, responsible for enabling lay people to live out their calling as disciples of Christ and equipping them for ministry. 

Peter is particularly involved in:

  • the training of lay people as Readers (preachers) in the Diocese
  • the Bishop’s Certificate, a year-long scheme of learning for lay people
  • a programme of events to encourage lay people in the diocese to deepen their discipleship

For more information about Peter’s work, go to https://southwark.anglican.org/mission-ministry/ministry/discipleship-ministry/discipleship/


Jack & Sarah Winterburn

Jack Winterburn was brought up coming to Emmanuel.  He and his wife, Sarah, with their son Ben, are moving to Tours, Northern France to take up roles as pastoral assistants in an evangelical church.

They expect to be involved in various aspects of church life, which for Sarah may include worship leading, and for Jack, preaching and evangelism, for which he is learning French intensively!

“We want to help and encourage the French church, to learn and grow as we work alongside local Christians, and to share the gospel with those around us.” 

Please pray for:

  • the practicalities of moving to Tours, including obtaining a visa
  • adjustment to life as parents and the forming of new friendships
  • that the leaders of the church will use them wisely and enable them to be a blessing to the people of Tours

For more information about European Christian Mission and its work in Europe, go to www.ecmi.org


Donald & Becky Kamese

Donald and Becky have worked for several years in the “Circle of Silence” in Mexico, an area with a population of over 23 million people and the largest concentration of unreached people in Spanish-speaking Latin America.  At Emmanuel, we met them in 2021 during a period spent training in the UK. 

With their young sons, Ben and Elliot, they are returning to Mexico, where they will be training Mexican Bible teachers and enabling them to plant Christ-centred churches.

Please pray for their safe return to Mexico and their ongoing work and family life.

To find out more about them and their work in Mexico, visit their website, www.kamesesinmexico.co.uk or the SIM (Serving in Mission) website www.sim.co.uk/mission-workers/donald-and-becky-kamese/   


Ruth Kade

Ruth is a South Sudanese woman, a former colleague of Jan King at Emmanuel Christian College.  She works among South Sudanese women in refugee camps such as Palorinya and Bidibidi in northwest Uganda.

Ruth teaches them to lead Bible studies in their homes and about forgiveness, trauma and counselling skills.  They are instructed and equipped to establish kitchen gardens, which can not only feed their families but also provide an income from the sale of surplus produce.

Ruth reports her work in meticulous detail, and we know that every penny we sent is used wisely.

Please pray;

  • against the twin enemies of drought and excessive, heavy rainfall
  • for Ruth and her team of trainers to be able to continue visiting the camps
  • for the women who attend training to put into practice what they learn

Ordinands from Emmanuel

Our two most recent Ordinands now serve as curates in Southwark Diocese, Alistair Forster at St. Oswald’s, Norbury and Hannah Gordon at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Carshalton Beeches.

Emmanuel encourages its members to consider what ministry God is calling them to.  We seek to support and encourage those who go to train for ordination.  If you think God may be calling you to a particular ministry, please have a word with our Vicar, John Adams.

Please pray for:

  • The ministry of Alistair and Hannah in the communities in which they serve.
  • The ability to discern God’s calling, and for those who are called to have the courage to respond.