Mission Partners

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:18, 19)

At St Mary’s we are committed to supporting in prayer and financially a number of organisations and individuals, both locally in Bristol and further afield, working to bring help and assistance to the disadvantaged and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The following are the principal partners St Mary’s supports. Whilst we are not responsible for the content of any external websites, we recommend the links below if you wish to learn more about the organisations we support. Many members of the church are committed to supporting a number of other charities and agencies with similar aims and objectives. St Mary’s also supports the Christian community of churches in the Bristol area through its giving to the diocese.

Many of our church members have been involved in their own personal missions as well.

Joseph Bilal & The Episcopal University of South Sudan 

Joseph Bilal  
Joseph has been at the forefront of establishing not only a Federated Christian University in South Sudan but also involved in the peace and reconciliation process in the country.



inHope logo  
inHope (formerly Crisis Centre Ministries) is a Christian charity that helps homeless and drug-addicted people in Bristol. A number of members of St Mary’s are actively involved in the work of this organisation.


The Avonmouth Social Justice Hub (ASMA)

NW foodbank logo   Avonmouth Social Justice Hub encompasses the Bristol North West Foodbank, Homebank and CAP Debt Counselling.     The social justice hub is being developed to offer a range of services to the local community.


Trinity College Bristol

trinity logo   Trinity College, located just down the road from St Mary’s, trains those preparing for Christian mission and ministry, including ordination in the Church of England.  St Mary’s is privileged to host a number of Trinity students during their time at the College. Students on placement with the church and others from the college make a huge contribution to the spiritual life of the church, including the evening services.


Open Air Campaigners

Open air campaigner   OAC is a frontline ministry of evangelism seeking to make Christ known. Through a range of conferences, training events, and resources for evangelism, OAC equips churches and individuals to reach their towns and communities with the life-changing message of Jesus. Korky and Anni Davey, members of St Mary’s, work with OAC sharing the gospel in schools and through street evangelism both in the UK and overseas.


BISC (Bristol International Students Centre)

bisc   From a base near the university and a café near UWE, BISC works with volunteers and support from a number of local churches to welcome and befriend overseas students studying in Bristol of all faiths and none. Cream teas, soup suppers, and outings, and an Alpha course are proposed. There is also a scheme for students to be linked with local hosts.



Church Mission Society

CMS 2   The Church Mission Society (‘CMS’) is an evangelistic mission, working to see the world transformed by the love of Jesus.


Community of the Sisters of the Church, Bristol

Sisiters of the church   Distributing food and care to the needy in St Pauls, Bristol.




interserve   Interserve is a Christian mission agency that aims to see lives and communities transformed through an encounter with Jesus Christ. Interserve is involved in Christian missions across Asia, the Middle East, and the UK, seeking to bring God’s love in word and deed to those who need it most. St Mary’s supports the work of Lucy.



Open Doors

Open Doors logo   Open Doors works to encourage Christians suffering for their faith, engaging in advocacy, encouraging letter-writing to prisoners and providing Bibles, Christian literature, and practical support to the persecuted church worldwide.


Christian Aid

Christian aid logo   For over 70 years, Christian Aid has been standing with the poorest of our neighbours.
They work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.  
As a church we also organise door to door collections across Stoke Bishop in Christian Aid week.



tearfund   Tearfund works in more than 50 countries around the world, bringing hope and transformation to the lives of people who are living in poverty, resourcing churches and local Christian partner organisations who work in varied and contrasting settings around the work to help local communities to find their own solutions to poverty and injustice.