Yatton Moor Team Ministry
Yatton Moor Team Ministry

Mission Circle

"MISSION IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE HEART. It is connecting the heart of God - loving, endlessly giving, broken by sin on the cross of Christ - with the heart of human beings - self-obsessed, self-deceived, a heart of stone. When the Word of God touches the human heart it becomes a heart of flesh. And the first commitment of all our mission endeavour must be to do what we can to make that encounter possible; the encounter in which the human heart is broken and restored by Jesus Christ."
Archbishop Rowan Williams
(from a Partnership for world mission St Andrew's Tide leaflet)

The AIM of the Mission Circle is to witness to God's saving love, by coming alongside others wherever they are and whatever their need; and to support and be challenged by the worldwide church.

Worldwide Church
Since its inception some years ago, the Portishead Deanery bi-annual Worldwide Church Weekend has featured on Yatton Moor's busy calendar, resulting in visitors from many different parts of the world staying in the parish.

So much has been gained by these visitors sharing their faith and culture with us. In 2006, it was Kenya's turn, when the Reverend Sammy Githuru, who is currently at USPG's College of the Ascension in Birmingham spoke on traditional Kikuyu religion and culture.

Yatton Moor has benefited from visitors from Ghana, the Philippines, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Belize and Kenya, through its involvement with the Deanery World Church Committee.

Zambia Link
Yatton Moor has had a link with the PARISH OF KABWE in Zambia for many years. This link has been strengthened in recent years with Yatton Moor funding the building of a much-needed Priest's house in Kabwe.

Our parish has also contributed to the building of another priest's house in the parish of Chalata, also in Zambia.

Peter and Mary Kesby visited Kabwe in June 2006 further strengthening the link.

Bishop Derek Kamakwamba, the Bishop of Central Diocese of Zambia has visited Yatton Moor several times.

Organisations Supported By Mission Giving In 2005
OVERSEAS: USPG (The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel)
Mothers' Union Worldwide
Zambia link
HOME: Children's Society
Church Army
LOCALLY: Yatton Junior School
Yatton Carers
Yatton Doctor's Surgery
Music Space
Vine Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Care
The following organisations receive additional support: (house to house collections, coffee mornings etc)
Children's Society
Christian Aid
Outreach activities:
Mothers' Union
Lent lunches
Cleeve Friendship Lunch
Yatton Monthly Pub Lunches
Electoral roll
Publication of: Moor News
Claverham Messenger
Kenn News and Views
Church Library and Bookstall

Mission Coordinator: Sue Thomas