Our Mission Partners
Alf & Hilary Cooper
Alf Cooper is an evangelist, pastor and church planter in Santiago, Chile.
Alf became a CMS/SAMS mission partner in 1975. Along with his wife Hilary they have pioneered many initiatives in evangelism, discipleship and church planting in their years in the Chilean capital. Alf is pastor of La Trinidad church in Las Condes.
YP & Jude Gayet
YP and Jude Gayet are church planters and youth workers in French-speaking Belgium.
YP and Jude have two boys, Jason and Mathéo and and a girl Anastasya. They live in Belgium where they work for Jeunesse et Vie and have planted Pleroma Church, which is growing steadily. Jude lived in Wootton when she was younger and worked at St. Mary's as a Youth Worker.
Festive visit Festive here
Festive believe that the best people to reach students are students. They aim to equip a generation of Christ’s ambassadors living out the Gospel where they study. Festive was formed by a small group of people with a big heart for Further Education, with experience of ministering in FE Colleges and Sixth Forms. They were aware of the lack of support available to Christian students, staff and chaplains. Working in partnership with Scripture Union and UCCF, through much prayer and God’s great provision, Festive was launched in 2007. Festive currently works across the UK supporting Christian students, chaplains and those in Further Education through prayer, advice, resources and training.
Reviving Christians; Resourcing the Church; Reaching the World.
For over 60 years The Hour of Revival (now 'Speak Life') has been speaking life to a perishing world. “Evangelism through revived Christians” was the way our founder, Eric Hutchings, put it. Today they continue that legacy by prayerfully preaching the gospel, training Christians in evangelism and resourcing the church for its mission to the world, including the online world. Glen Scrivener was our speaker at STORY, Wootton in 2017.
CPAS visit CPAS here
The Church Pastoral Aid Society is an Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches, mainly in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Our mission is to enable churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ.
CPAS also run Venture holidays for young people. Ventures are fun and action packed holidays for Explorer's, Pathfinder's and CYFA (14 to 18 yrs). Young People from St. Mary's have been on Venture holidays and often continue into leading on those camps as they get older.
Impact visit IMPACT here
IMPACT is a Bedford area Christian trust, associated with Scripture Union, which employs schools workers to support assemblies, Christian Unions and religious education in local schools.
Masindi Kitara Diocese UK
St. Mary's supports the training of a Church of Uganda ordinand at Uganda Christian University through the UK Friends of Masinid-Kitara Diocese.