Mission Support 

In addition to local community engagement, individuals at St Tees collectively have links with nearly 100 mission agencies around the world, through friendship, financial support and prayer.  

St Tees has adopted a small number of these friends and agencies as Mission Partners, whom we seek to support regularly as a church.  We pray for them, share their news in Sunday services and on displays in the entrance foyer, and help to support them financially. In addition to supporting friends abroad, we also seek to raise awareness of the effectiveness of indigenous mission, which in practice means supporting one or two individuals who are working in their own nation.We also offer support particularly to young people on short term mission projects each year.  

In total we set aside approximately 10% of our annual budget for global mission, and funds are allocated each quarter by our Mission Support team.  

Our current Mission Partners are as follows.  If you want to contact any of the partners, please go to their website (by clicking on the limks) or ask at the church office for contact details.

Our 12 Link Missionaries

Romi Tendulkar is an indigenous mission partner based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She works for Ambassadors Football to bring hope and faith to the most disadvantaged in her community, using the medium of sport. For more information  events120
                          Martin Bateman is based at St Thomas’s and heads up the work of Ambassadors Football UK. They work in partnership with local churches to use football for community outreach, especially amongst disadvantaged communities in Great Britain and around the world.events120
The Robinson family are based at St Thomas’s and Keith and Jacqueline work for Wycliffe Bible Translators to  support the overall mission of WBT which is to see  all people having access to God’s word in a language they understand. wycliffe120   Steve Cowles works as a volunteer Police Chaplain throughout Lancashire. He has access to staff and those detained in cells in police stations, to offer support and encouragement, and can share the hope and the
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The Walton family work with the Church Mission Society, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Simon is involved in medical work, Laura in managing a craft centre for those with disabilities, and the whole family in reaching out in their local community with the gospel of God’s love.cms120   Nicola Anderson works in Thailand for 1Step2Step.She works in an orphanage with children with complex disabilities, demonstrating God’s love and care for them by modelling best practice and training others to do the same.1step2step120  
Jo and Joe Stone lead the Eden Old Trafford team based at St Bride’s church in Manchester. Their vision is to see transformation in the lives of those they live amongst, particularly the young people, by building relationships and showing God’s love in action.eden120   Friends International works with local churches to share Christ with international students, through friendship, hospitality, bible studies and other means. The Lancaster team is Andy and Elspeth Wood and Sally Millar; Janet Shapleski works as an affiliate with international women.FIlogo120  
Bridget Hathaway worked with Crosslinks in Tanzania developing Community Disability programmes. She now serves as a Consultant Adviser in disability in many countries, sharing her skills and encouragement to other teams doing similar work, all rooted in the Christian faith.crosslinks-logo-web120   NISCU works in most of the primary and secondary schools in our area, sharing the gospel through assemblies, lessons, road shows and clubs. Debbie Green, Diana Stopcznski and Jono Peatman work in partnership with many volunteers from local churches in nearly 50 schools each term.nisculogo120
Tearfund is a UK relief and development agency that works through local churches to reach those in greatest need throughout the world. St Thomas’s church is a long term supporter of their work and we have an annual Tearfund Sunday and collection which usually raises in excess of £10,000.logo120   Education for Life works in Mombasa, Kenya and shows God’s love by providing education, feeding progra
Education for Life120mmes and an orphanage, to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children and young people. The team heading the work include Glyn and Jane Davies and Maureen Clayton