The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. Colossians 1:6
Burford Church supports a wide range of Mission Partners, both financially and in prayer. We exchange news and develop our relationships through regular mission interviews at Sunday Services, and periodic events with individual partners and organisations. We aim to be generous in our Mission support and give a high proportion of our income away. Typically this means giving £36,000 annually, but we believe prayer and fostering good relations with our partners are as important as financial support. A copy of our mission strategy can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the page.
From time to time, we also support members of the church who are involved in short term mission placements abroad. An application form is available to download at the bottom of this page.
We support a variety of missions at home and abroad, covering a full range of Gospel-based issues.
To find out more about each of our Mission partners, click on their logo:
Burford Church Partners: Simon & Lynn Caudwell
Wycliffe Bible Translators believe that the Bible is the best way for people to come to know and understand who God is. Their vision is that by working with churches, organisations and individuals from around the world, all people will have access to God’s word in a language they truly understand.
Local Partner : Tim Vickers
IFES—the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students—exists to see students worldwide built into communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of God.
Open Doors provides Bibles, Christian literature, training and practical support to the persecuted Church worldwide. They are the world’s largest outreach to persecuted Christians, working in the world’s most high risk places.
Local partner: Rev’d Richard Cunningham
UCCF is a family of students, staff and supporters of the Christian Unions, which are mission teams operating in universities and colleges, supported by the local church, and resourced by the local UCCF staff. The family exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the UK student world.
Local Partner: Wanyeki & Mary Mahiaini
Wanyeki and Mary Mahiaini have spent many years in London teaching and preaching the Gospel. They are now returning to their native Kenya to set up a training centre for Biblical evangelism, preaching and culture watching at the invitation of the Archbishop of Kenya.
Ssesse Islands, Uganda
Burford Church helped raise funds for the vicar of the Ssesse Islands to buy a boat to enable him to visit his parishioners. We continue to support the upkeep of the boat.
Local partner: Christopher Naylor
A Rocha is an international Christian organisiation which, inspired by God's love, engages in environmental education and community-based conservation projects.
Local links: Andrew Salsbury, Jenny Tarbox
Kipepeo is a micro-finance project based in Kibera, Nairobi, which gives women from disadvantaged backgrounds a regular income, skills and opportunities to plan for the future. The project is built on the principle of 'trade, not aid'. Kipepeo is based on Christian beliefs. Before joining the project, the women are signed up to a Christian discipleship programme called ‘Samaritan’s Strategy’. After an induction period - which also teaches basic life skills - the women are taught how to make greetings cards.
Friends of Quetta Hospital, Pakistan
This hospital and its outreach clinics work to relieve sickness and to advance the education of those working in the hospital. They distribute funds to subsidise the treatment of patients who are too poor to pay and to help the hospital meet capital expenditure in improving facilities and purchasing essential medical equipment.
Local link: Moira Hughes
Besom, Witney is a bridge between those who want to give their time, money, skills or things, and those who are in need. They can provide practical hands-on help as well as food parcels for local families.
Partner: Toby Baxter
Coach Mentoring aims to transform tough urban communities by inspiring mentoring and leadership schemes. It trains and supports local workers and especially targets those at risk of gang membership. It has projects in the UK and overseas. It is ‘faith-based but not faith-biased.’
Sat-7 is a broadcasting company with a vision to see a growing Church in the Middle East and North Africa, confident in Christian faith and witness, serving the community and contributing to the good of society and culture. Their mission is to provide churches and Christians in these areas an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services.
Mission Funding Application Form