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 Relief Fund
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. They support families in need, equip communities with life-changing skills, empower women and combat gender-based violence
Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)
Relay Workers Support Fund. Relay is a fantastic year of discipleship and training for graduates who love working with CUs. Relay provides graduates with great opportunities to be directly involved in gospel ministry among students, whilst also receiving excellent biblical teaching and training throughout the year.
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.
Food Bank in Carlisle
We support the FoodBank in Carlisle, working in partnership with the parishes of Holy Trinity, Saint Barnabas and Saint Luke's 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 - CMS Cumbria
After 25 years of mission and development in East Africa Garry is continuing to work with CMS and has been seconded to Restore Cumbria to expand their Men in Sheds project here in Carlisle. He has been developing a larger carpentry workshop to support men who feel isolated or are struggling with life. The men’s shed runs alongside other Restore warehouse activities including sorting, recycling, and upcycling donations coming in from their network of charity shops. He writes: ‘It is a duty and joy to share about God’s loving presence in this broken world’.
David Atkinson - Youth For Christ, Trafford
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 Cathy Middleton - Mercy Air South Africa
Paul and Cathy Middleton work with Mercy Air in South Africa, flying emergency aid to those in desperate need who cannot be reached any other way.
Janet Busk - Mission Aviation Fellowship
Janet Busk works with Mission Aviation Fellowship, which uses planes to transform the lives of the world’s most isolated people in need.
Chris & Sarah Keiller - OMF Thailand
Chris and Sarah work for OMF in Thailand, who seek to bring the gospel to all the peoples of East Asia. From church planting to missional business, student work to medical practice, they aim to present the gospel, in a culturally relevant way, through word and deed. Together with their three young daughters, they are currently on Home Assignment for 1 year in Belfast.