Mission Matters

St. Mark’s global connections
All one in Christ Jesus


This month’s Person to Pray for

Bishop Pontien Ribakare, Rutana Diocese

Please pray for Bishop Pontien as he leads and develops a relatively new diocese with very limited resources.

One of his current challenges is to see part of the Bible school that was badly damaged earlier this year by heavy rain and violent winds temporarily  reconstructed until a new school can be built.

The diocese is committed to “proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in order to achieve a holistic transformation based on evangelism, leadership, education and socio-economic development for the community”.

Our friends in Burundi
Please pray for Archbishop Martin Nyaboho as he travels around the nine dioceses encouraging the Church.

Azaria Spencer in Guatemala
Pray for her as she works with the boys youth group, mentoring them and preparing food for them each week

News – Take a look at our Newsletters pagehttp://stmarksonline.co.uk/newsletter-notices/

Mission Partners –

St Mark’s partnership with Burundi started in the 1970’s with a commitment to pray for the Church and the country.

We continue that link today in various ways but particularly through our support of two parishes, St. Mark’s, Ngagara in Bujumbura (top picture) and St. Mark’s, Gahosha in Makamba (bottom picture).

Annually we have Burundi Sunday when we connect with one of those parishes and support a project of their choosing.

You can find out more at www.anglicanburundi.org where there is a link to Facebook.


Azaria is our CMS (Church Mission Society) link mission partner.

She is working in Guatemala City with Street Kids Direct, a charity offering street children and young people at risk the opportunity to be equipped with life skills and to receive mentoring and assistance in making positive life choices.

You can find out more through her Facebook page, her blog at
https://streetkidsdirect.org.uk/index.php/blogs/staff-blogs/azaria-spencer, and through CMS.


Compassion is a Christian charity that is Christ centred, child focused, and Church based. It aims to empower children to overcome the obstacles of poverty. Through their child sponsorships they show that every child matters and seek to provide each one with hope and a future. 

A number of children are sponsored by members of St. Mark’s and provided with,
for example a chance to go to school and medical support.

You can find out more at www.compassionuk.org/