All Nations Christian Centre has a congregation made up of over 30 different nationalities and as a church we work with and support missions which operate locally and globally. As well as supporting many charities in the locality and around the UK, we are also involved in charities operating in several nations around the world. In recent years, All Nations Christian Centre supported 21 UK missions and 15 international missions. Below are the details of just some of the organisations with which we work.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) works in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, defending everyone’s right to freedom of religion or belief.
Three quarters of the world’s population lives in countries with severe restrictions on their religious freedom – in fact, it’s one of the most widely-violated human rights in the world.
This is unacceptable and CSW are working to change it. CSW’s vision is of a world where everyone is free to choose their beliefs, a world free from religious persecution, where everyone can practise a religion or belief of their choice.
For more information about CSW please click here.
Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Since 1990, more than 157 million children in over 160 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.
Other International Charities and Missionaries
Other international charities supported by All Nations include: (click on the name to get more information).
- Davy & Esther Allen – Cambodia
- Leadership Training – Ethiopia
- David and Stacey Baker – Guatemala
- Maoz – Israel
- John & Rachel McDonough – Paraguay
- Robin & Janet Fenner and Keith & Barbie Jackson – South Africa
- World Outreach International
CIRDIC (Churches in Reading Drop-In Centre)
CIRDIC is a drop-in centre which was established in 1990 when a group of local Christians wanted to respond to the needs of the homeless and clearly disadvantaged people in Reading. Originally the aim was to provide a welcoming place in which to offer food and clothing. Now, in response to growing needs, the Centre offers a wide range of support services to people who are disadvantaged and living in the local community.
These services include hot nutritious meals, clean clothing and toiletries, bath and shower facilities, provision of a safe postal address, use of a telephone, provision of confirmation of identity, listening time, regular access to and links with specialist services such as health care and housing and moving-on projects designed to help guests improve their lives and happiness.
Part of the ongoing success of CIRDIC’s local support services is the ninety plus volunteers that dedicate their spare time every week to the needs of the people who need it the most.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like further information on the work of CIRDIC, please click here.
New Beginnings/The Way Ministry
The New Beginnings and Way Ministry is a Christian organisation that serves free hot drinks and home cooked meals to the homeless and those in need in Reading.
Having transformed the Queens Arms pub in Great Knollys Street, Reading, their vision is to run an alcohol-free pub serving Reading’s surplus food and drink free to those who need it. They have recently opened an after school café for parents and children in need, which provides a free hot meal, pre-owned clothing and a homework corner. Future projects include an all night café, a drugs and alcohol free environment for people with a local connection to Reading. Opening late evening, guests will be served a hot meal, be provided with a safe place to sleep for the night and given breakfast in the morning before the café closes.
Yeldall Manor is a residential rehabilitation centre set in 38 acres of Berkshire countryside near Reading. For nearly 40 years, Yeldall have been helping men to overcome serious drug or alcohol addictions and return to society to live new lives, drug, alcohol and crime free. For more information on the work of Yeldall Manor, please click here.
Home for Good
Home for Good is a charity which aims to make adoption and fostering a significant part of the life and ministry of the Church in the UK. Home for Good raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents and encourages families to provide loving homes for the children in care. For more information on the work of Home for Good, please click here.
Other local or UK charities supported by All Nations include: (click on the name to get more information).