We support these people and projects. Some of them have a longstanding relationship with Emmanuel and have been supported for many years. In most cases there is a strong link with a current or former member of Emmanuel.
where we support 3 students.
working in their own community in Tajikistan.
training pastors and their wives for ministry.
seeking to prevent drug abuse by young people.
supporting work in 8 African countries.
supporting the work of an Egyptian pastor.
partnering with the Diocese of Central Zimbabwe.
running clubs for young people.
making a difference to the lives of children and young people through sport.
fighting human trafficking.
youth worker at St. Francis, Monks Hill, Croydon.
Bishop Barham University College is a constituent college of Uganda Christian University. For many years Emmanuel has sponsored students who are training there. The students Emmanuel has supported recently and currently include:- Rev. Peter Aungui Akook from Wau Diocese, South Sudan, whose studies commenced in 2016.
– Rev. James Kabagambe of Kinkiizi Diocese, Uganda, having completed his diploma studies, is undertaking a further year of study to obtain a degree.
– Vicky Noki, of North Karamoja Diocese in Uganda, recently commenced her course.
-Rachel Wairimu Karanja, a lay reader from Kajiado Diocese in Southern Kenya, who began her studies in May 2018.
For more information about the collect, go to www.ucu.ac.ug/about/regional-colleges/bbuc.ac.ug
Emmanuel Christian College, South Sudan aims at creating a holistic church and society in South Sudan and beyond through training, equipping and encouraging Godly men and women to develop sustainable organizations impacting their communities. Jan King of Emmanuel, a former missionary to what is now South Sudan, has close links with the people there. Emmanuel has for some years sponsored a programme for women, mainly pastors’ wives at this college in Yei. In 2016, the security situation became so dangerous that the college had to close temporarily. It reopened in September 2018, but the security situation remains difficult.
For more information about the college, go to www.eccollegess.org
The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation was started by Emmanuel members Tim & Fiona Spargo-Mabbs in memory of their son, Dan. Dan died tragically at the age of 16 after taking ecstasy at a rave. The foundation tries to prevent other families from having to go through the pain of losing a child, and to stop the damage done by drugs to young lives. Through its widespread work in many schools and colleges it aims to make young people aware of the risks of substance misuse and experimentation.For the full story and further information, go to the foundation’s website: www.dsmfoundation.org.uk
International Needs is a worldwide development agency working to help families suffering through poverty and crises to create a sustainable future. Based in Caterham, IN’s National Director, Danny Morris, is a former member of Emmanuel. One of its trustees, Wendy Riches, and its administrative assistant, Sarah Fletcher, are members of Emmanuel. Through IN we support the work of an Egyptian pastor called Nathan, who pioneers “Spiritual Life Studies”. In 2016 our vicar and two members of Emmanuel spoke at a conference that he organised for young Christian leaders in Egypt.For more information about the wide-ranging work of IN go to www.ineeds.org.uk
The Anglican churches of Croydon have longstanding a partnership link with the Diocese of Central Zimbabwe (DCZ). Two members of Emmanuel, Jeremy and Jerica Davies, are members of the Zimbabwe Link Committee. DCZ has adopted a syllabus for African Sunday Schools written by Jerica while serving in Kenya. She and Jeremy visited Zimbabwe in December 2016 to train Sunday School teachers. We pray regularly for the church in Zimbabwe.To find out more about the link, go to www.croydonzimbabwelink.org.uk
Alice Price, a former Youth Minister at Emmanuel, is now employed as a Youth Worker at St. Francis, Monks Hill, a church with which we have strong links. Her work includes running a football academy, a weekly youth club and one-to-one mentoring.In 2014, Alice won the National Youth Worker of the Year award for her work at Monks Hill. See: www.stfrancismonkshill.org.uk/award-winning-youth-worker
Kick London works with thousands of children and young people every week to make a difference to their lives through sport. It runs academies in partnership with local churches and works in over 40 Schools across 21 London Boroughs. The chair of its Board of Trustees is Matt King, a member of Emmanuel.For information, see www.kicklondon.org.uk
CCAT (Croydon Community Against Trafficking), works to raise awareness about human trafficking, oppression, and the enslavement of people, that exists in our own community. Emmanuel’s Peter Cox has been heavily involved in CCAT since it was founded over 11 years ago.For information, see www.theccat.com
Around 500 children and young people a week attend more than 20 different clubs covering both age-related general youth clubs and specialist youth clubs in sports, adventure, music and arts. Salmon also works with young people with disabilities and actively seeks to develop young people through mentoring, young leaders and apprentices’ programmes. All this takes place in a caring Christian context. Emmanuel’s Peter Knight is the Honorary Treasurer.For information, see www.salmoncentre.co.uk
Croydon Refugee Day Centre is a friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees. Two Emmanuel members, Natasha Burt and Rachel Webster, provide English Language classes there, in addition to the classes they run at Emmanuel through SELAM.More information can be found at www.croydonrefugeedaycentre.co.uk