Building the world-wide church
At HT, the call to be part of God's world-wide church is taken seriously, as is Jesus' great commission to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28). As a church we give a proportion of our income to help the work of missionaries and Mission Agencies across the world as well as here in the UK. We also look to encourage people to see if God is calling them to the mission field and help them as they explore that calling.
Holy Trinity Church has a wonderful history of pioneering world mission. The most famous vicar of Holy Trinity, Charles Simeon, had a deep concern for Missions. He was one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society in 1799, and raised up several missionaries.
One of Simeon's curates was Henry Martyn, after whom the hall adjacent to the Church is named. He was a brilliant linguist and in under five years as a missionary in India he had translated the New Testament into Urdu and Persian, and supervised its translation into Arabic. He died in Armenia in 1812, aged only 31. Martyn has encouraged many future missionaries through his translations of the Scriptures, inspiring life and work and stimulating scholarship.
Every year in September HT decides where to allocate major missions funding. Please look at the links below if you are going on mission and would like to apply for support, or if you would like to recommend projects for HT to support. The deadline for applications each year is 30 September. Please email applications to the office.
HT mission partners
International Mission Partners
HT supports individuals and organisations through the Mission fund, including those listed here. Please be praying for them and for their work:
Chris and Suzy Wilson with Church Mission Society - Chris and Suzy along with their two children moved to Ethiopia in the summer of 2016 to work with displaced Sudanese communities where they are involved in the provision of theological training to local church leaders. They are writing a blog about their experiences in Ethiopia, which is both interesting and challenging.
The Jubilee Centre, Zambia - A Zambian Christian NGO working to empower churches, communities, and leaders to grow spiritually, flourish physically, and have a voice in the world. Teams from HT have gone out to the Jubilee Centre for many years and have grown from these experiences.
Open Doors - Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide by supplying Bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services.
Grain of Wheat, Romania - An international Christian organisation with a mission to reach out to forgotten children and show them God's love by running training programmes for children’s workers for local churches.
UK focussed Mission Partners
Thirst is an innovative cafe-style church plant based in a school in the Mill Road area of Cambridge which seeks to bring God to the unchurched through friendship and hospitality.
Cambridge Church Planting team: a group of 7 former students (Dom, Hannah, Becky, Emily, James, Jonathan and Stephen) have moved to Manchester to be part of planting a church within the Antioch network in the Diocese of Manchester. The church plant is based in Cheetham Hill and aims to reach the diverse, transient and poor neighbourhoods in the surrounding area.