Missionary Support

As part of its mission Christ Church, Gentleshaw, supports one International, one National, and one Local Christian Charitable organisation as well as making monthly donations to other smaller local Christian charities. 

We support Tearfund as our International charity, Church Army as our National charity and The Pathway Project as our Local charity.  We made a decision some years ago to tithe our giving between these three organisations from our regular church income and we review it each year.

We also give help to the local Pathway Project with a monthly payment and the collection from our Christingle service at Christmas and we have several people who regularly bring items of clothing and toiletries which are also passed on to Pathway.

Members of our congregation also support Cannock and District Foodbank with regular donations of tinned and dried food. This support has been ongoing since 2014 and we get regular updates from the Foodbank on their urgent needs.

You will find below brief details of these organisations and the web adressess on the Links page.


100 Church Road, Teddington TW11 8QE

Phone: 020 8977 9144

Why we exist

When a community lifts itself out of poverty, everything changes. Poverty does more than exhaust, starve, trap and kill people. It destroys their sense of worth, limits their horizons, robs people of the chance to reach their full potential. Tearfund’s call is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest. We long for new life and a new sense of worth for people. We do whatever it takes to end poverty and rebuild poor communities. We work through local churches, because they're Jesus’ body on earth, ready to care for the whole person - and the whole community - inside and out.


50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield S3 7RZ
Phone: 0300 123 2113

Who we are

We are a mission community of people who are transforming lives and neighbourhoods throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. We are committed to bringing people to a living faith in Jesus Christ by sharing our Christian faith in words and action and enabling the wider church to do so.

Our vision

Our vision is to be a leading organisation in the training, equipping and deploying of evangelists, to develop appropriate and relevant forms of Christian community for pioneering situations.  

We are achieving this through the implementation of our DARE strategy which aims to better fulfil our mission: "to see people come to a living faith in Jesus Christ".

DARE has four objectives which underpin our work:

  Doing evangelism
  Advocating evangelism
  Resourcing evangelism
  Enabling evangelism

Wilson Carlile establishes Church Army

  • In 1882 Wilson Carlile established Church Army with a vision to train ordinary Christian men and women to reach those most in need with the gospel. Carlile started to hold open air gatherings where he would encourage grooms, coachmen and other working people to share their faith in both words and action. As Church Army grew Carlile also focused the charity’s work on the slums of Westminster – one of the darkest spots in London. In 1883 Church Army was officially recognised by the Church of England.


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