Individual church members support a wide range of missions, charities and relief agencies as part of their regular giving.
In addition, the Church Council has agreed that we should set aside a percentage of the general income of the church each year and allocate it to a number of organisations with links to our churches. Below you can find some of the organisations we support - financially, in prayer, or through the direct involvement of church members.
National and International Organisations
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes, working with the local Church to bring good news, hope and freedom.
Compassion seeks to release children from poverty worldwide by linking children in the poorest parts of the world with a sponsor, who offers financial and prayer support, hope and inspiration to their sponsored child.
Mothers’ Union has members in 84 countries across the world. These members seek to serve people in their communities through outreach projects and various programmes. Members work tirelessly, offering Christian care for families, regardless of faith or background.
Carlisle Street Pastors
Carlisle Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets of Carlisle on Friday and Saturday nights to care, listen and help.
Network Youth Church
The Network Youth Church exists to REACH out to the teenagers in the greater Carlisle area, in order that they may EXALT God together, to help them to find their way(s) to ACT out their faith, CONNECT them with other Christians, and to TRAIN them in their faith.
Carlisle Food Bank
Carlisle Food Bank works with community groups, voluntary groups and faith groups to support people in the Carlisle area, through voluntary donations.
The Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union
The Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union exists to provide children and young people with knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith, working in schools across the North West of England through local volunteer support groups and employed schools workers.
Operation Mobilisation works in every region of the world, to motivate and equip Christians to share God’s love, and to strengthen and plant churches especially in areas where Christ is least known.
Langham Partnership is a global fellowship working in pursuit of the vision God entrusted to its founder, John Stott, to strengthen the growth of the church in maturity and Christlikeness through raising the standards of biblical preaching and teaching. The name “Langham” comes from All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London UK, where John Stott ministered for nearly 60 years. A number of Langham staff are based in Carlisle and some worship at St Michael's church.
Garry Ion works in Uganda and Southern Sudan with CMS, a mission community living a mission lifestyle and supporting Christian mission worldwide.
Ellie Cook works in the North-East for Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), supporting the Inter-Collegiate Christian Union in Durham and the Christian Union at Cleveland College of Art and Design as they reach students in Durham and Teesside with the Gospel.
David Atkinson works with Youth for Christ in Trafford, Greater Manchester, reaching young people with the Gospel and working to develop a youth mentoring programme.
Paul and Kathy Middleton
Paul and Kathy Middleton works with Mercy Air in South Africa, flying emergency aid to those in desperate need who cannot be reached any other way.
Janet Busk works with Mission Aviation Fellowship, which uses planes to transform the lives of the world’s most isolated people in need.