Mission and Outreach

Mission and outreach is an important aspect of church life at All Hallows - In addition to the wonderful work done by our Pastoral Care Team we have a number of other groups within the church working directly on mission and outreach at home and abroad. They are described here. Each group is always looking to welcome new members so, if any of these catches your heart and you hear God calling you to its work, please do use the contacts on the right-hand side of this page.

If you feel you would like to help financially, please visit our donating section for more details on how your giving to All Hallows is used for mission giving.

All Hallows Church Mission Society Group 

The Church Mission Society (CMS) was founded in 1799 as an Anglican response to Christ's command to us to go to all parts of the world and to spread the good news of the gospel to all people. CMS works in partnership with churches and Christian agencies in this country and across the world. 

All Hallows' CMS group meets at 7.45 pm on the third Monday of each month and anyone interested in the worldwide church is welcome. A member of the group usually presents an area of mission sent to us by CMS. We gain a view into the work of mission partners in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. At our group meetings we discuss issues relating to the area of mission work that we have been hearing about. This is followed by a time of prayer for CMS, for the work of our mission partners and for our individual concerns. 

All Hallows' mission partner is Ian Harvey. Ian is a qualified social worker and has worked in children's services, specifically within the areas of safeguarding children and supporting young people leaving care. He has managed a team of social workers in Manchester, assessing and supporting newly arrived asylum-seeking children and young people. After completing courses in language study in French and Swahili, Ian went out to Lubumbashi in the diocese of Katanga in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo in April 2009. Once there he set up the 'Kimbilio Project' for street children. He works with, helps and supports children living on the street in Lubambashi without a family to support them.

You can find out more about Ian's project by following the link.

If you would like to join the group, please contact Chris Warren.

All Hallows' ACAT Group

ACAT stands for Action by Christians Against Torture. The organisation was set up in 1984 and seeks to increase awareness in churches and amongst Christians about torture, and the need, for reasons of Christian faith, to campaign for its abolition. It is particularly needed today when the use of torture is increasing worldwide and governments previously against its use are now condoning it or turning a blind eye. 

ACAT works from a Christian perspective. We believe that prayer forms a core element and therefore members are encouraged to pray for those who are victims of torture and those who torture. We also write to governments or to the victims of torture or their families. Such letters are invaluable to those who feel themselves and their plight to be forgotten by the outside world.

The Group in All Hallows is small, but we try to raise awareness among the general congregation and have occasional input into services. We encourage people to send greetings cards to prisoners and their families at Christmas. 

We are always ready to welcome new members. Just contact Jean Benson if you would like to learn more. 

'keep in mind those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; and those who are badly treated, since you too are in one body'  Hebrews 13:3

All Hallows and Asylum Link

Since 2002, All Hallows has had an ongoing link with Asylum Link Merseyside. It started one Christmas when we and Mossley Hill church organised a Christmas party for the asylum seekers resident at the Greenbank Centre. There we discovered how much they appreciated the friendship, especially because of the trauma they had experienced in their own countries and the stresses they find here. We also discovered how short they were of adequate clothing for a very cold English winter. A request at All Hallows for warm clothes was generously answered and we took five carloads to the Centre. There is still  a constant need for clothes, bedding and furniture (for the asylum seekers who have leave to remain) and there is always the need for friendship and support.

One member of the church is a regular volunteer at Asylum Link Merseyside, updating church members about the issues and the problems asylum seekers face and ways in which we can help. 

An ongoing project is Food Bags. There is a growing number of destitute asylum seekers in Liverpool - men and women whose appeal for asylum has been refused and their money and accommodation have been discontinued. Amongst other things, Asylum Link tries to help them with basic food needs. A commitment on the part of several members of the Mossley Hill Team Churches to give regular bags of food is proving a godsend. 

To care for the needy, the lonely and the destitute is one of the important aspects of our Christian calling. We have a great opportunity to give care and welcome to people far away from their own homes and families. 

For more information about Food Bags and suggestions about what items of food are most needed and most welcomed, or to know more about this work generally, contact Judith Henderson using the link on the right-hand side of this page.