Further Afield

We have been privileged to send people from the church on short term mission trips abroad. In recent years people have been involved in visits to Uganda, Zambia, Poland South Africa and India.


We believe that God has a heart for all people. Where we can help in some small way we want to be willing to go to the ends of the earth.


These trips have been to take humanitarian aid as well as seeking to minister the Kingdom of God.


Debbie Newman    

Debbie was part of Abingdon Community Church and has a vision to take the Father's love to the children of the Kamuli region of Uganda. She is a trained Primary School Teacher and worked in Uganda as part of a teacher training team for a year. In May 2004 she visited Kamuli District and saw many children unable to learn because of simple infections that had been left untreated as a result of poverty. She knew that a God of love could make a difference to the children and so in September 2004 Helping Hands was “born”.



Helping Hands is a healthcare charity which aims to demonstrate the love of God to children by practically caring for them. The charity ensures that each child has access to free medicines, appropriate health education and key disease prevention measures so that they can begin to enjoy the dignity of helping themselves. Around 2500 children are currently cared for by Helping Hands.


For more information, visit Helping Hands’ website: www.helpinghands-uk.org.