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 and Sarah, with their son Ben, live in Tours, Northern France, where they serve as pastoral assistants in an evangelical church.

They are involved in many aspects of church life including worship leading (Sarah), preaching (Jack), youth work with 12-18 year olds and a variety of evangelistic activities.

PRAY for their work, that they may continue to build friendships in their church and community, and for Ben, growing up in a French environment.

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

Donald & Becky Kamese

Donald and Becky live with their sons, Ben, Elliot and Ethan, 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. 

Their Predica Vida Bible training course exists to equip local people to take the gospel to least reached places and to plant Christ-centred churches.

PRAY for their ongoing work and family life, and for the boys, growing up as “Third Culture Kids” in a Spanish-speaking environment.

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/   

Emily Speed

Emily, formally a worship intern here at Emmanuel is setting up a hub to work with Croydon primary schools through Spinnaker Trust.

Spinnaker’s mission is to inspire primary school children to engage with the Christian faith and explore its beliefs and values by creating and providing quality resources appropriate for the teaching of Christianity through RE and Collective Worship.

It also offers appropriate training in primary RE and Collective Worship for schools staff.

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 ministers, Alistair Forster as the Priest-in-Charge of Axbridge with Shipham and Rowberrowas and Hannah Gordon as Rector of St Margaret’s, Chipstead.

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.