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Mission and Giving at Cambourne Church 


Mission & Giving at Cambourne Church

The Mission & Giving group coordinates and promotes our mission links by providing information and encouraging prayer, practical involvement and financial provision.

June 2021
On Saturday 22nd May a volcano close to Goma erupted, fortunately the lava stopped before hitting the airport and city centre but not before it destroyed one of the townships. Claudaline has been camping out with her family and other community members at the Hope School 8km west of the centre of Goma since then. There is a possibility that a lake of magna has formed under the city and that this lava will erupt through cracks in the substrata. There have been frequent earth tremors and there is a risk of a further eruption. Please pray for Claudaline and the wider community in Goma through this ongoing crisis.

May 2021
Please click here to read the latest updates from our mission partners in Africa.

Information about ASDIG, the charity set up by Claudaline in Goma, and an obituary for her husband Bishop Desire who died in July 2020.

March 2021
Please click here to read the latest update and see more photos from our mission partners in Africa.

Goma March 2021 - Praying for their sponsors

Children in Goma praying for their sponsors

Uzim March 2021 - Children currently living in the family home at Uzimatele
Children currently living in the family home at Uzimatele



At the end of 2020, Cambourne Church giving was distributed as follows:

Pastor George & Jackline at Uzimatele, Nairobi, Kenya (£1500)
A ministry project including a children’s home for orphans, a primary school in the local Gituamba slum area, a community church and a training centre for adults. On their website (created by German partners) click on the Union Jack flag for the English version, then look at the ‘Current’ tab and ‘Pastor George’s letter’ for the latest news posted there. Key information is also on the church website. www.uzimatele.org

Bishop Desire Mukanirwa & Claudaline in Goma, DR Congo (£1500)
A long-standing link with Cambourne Church established by Peter & Emma Wood, including Desire’s church leadership and evangelistic ministry and Claudaline’s ministry in a local school and in a training centre for women and girls. As reported already, Bishop Desire died tragically in July 2020, but we are still supporting Claudaline in her ministry. www.asdigcharity.com

West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries (£1500)
Youth ministry involving churches of all denominations in the West Cambridge area (youth events, weekends away, school visits and leadership training) which our young people participate in regularly. Our youthworker, Jonathan Buwert, and several volunteers all helped to lead WCCYM activities throughout 2020. www.wccym.org 
 
Compassion UK
Individual and families in the church also support 12 children in Kenya through the Christian charity Compassion UK, in addition to our giving as a church.
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January 2021
Please click here to read the latest update from our mission partners in Africa.

October 2020
Please click here to read the latest update from our mission partners in Africa.

July 2020Bishop Desire - from Anglican
We have sad news to share. Bishop Desire of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with whom Cambourne Church has partnered for many years, died a few days ago from Covid.
I will quote in full a letter sent on Saturday by the bishop of a neighbouring diocese.
 
Dear in Christ,
With sorrow and anguish in heart, we announce the death of the Rt Rev Desire Mukanirwa Kadorho, Bishop of the Diocese of Goma.
His death happens after two weeks of sickness. He was receiving treatment in Heal Afri
ca hospital of Goma.
Bishop Desire leaves a wife, Mme Claudaline and 4 children.
Goma Diocese and Bishop Desire's family need prayers for comfort.

Rt Rev Bahati Bali-Busane Sylvestre, 
Bishop of Bukavu Diocese.
 
Please pray for his family, friends and diocese. These are sad times.
Shalom,
Bill
(Image of Bishop Deisre and Claudaline from Anglican Aid)

May 2020
Please click here to read the latest update from our mission partners in Africa.

April 2020 Please click here to read the latest update from our mission partners in Africa.

At the end of 2019, Cambourne Church giving was distributed as follows:

Pastor George & Jackline at Uzimatele, Nairobi, Kenya (£1500)
A ministry project visited by our church youth group several years ago, including a children’s home for orphans, a primary school in the local Gituamba slum area, a community church and a training centre for adults.www.uzimatele.org

Bishop Desire Mukanirwa & Claudaline in Goma, DR Congo (£1500)
A long-standing link with Cambourne Church established by Peter & Emma Wood, including Desire’s church leadership and evangelistic ministry and Claudaline’s ministry in a local school and in a training centre for women and girls. www.asdigcharity.com

West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries (£750)
Youth ministry involving churches of all denominations in the West Cambridge area (youth events, weekends away, school visits and leadership training) www.wccym.org

Our recommendations for current and prospective mission links are informed by the five marks of mission:
  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom (tell)
  2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers (teach/train)
  3. To respond to human need by loving service (tend)
  4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society (transform)
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth (treasure)

More detailed information about our mission partners can be found in the Mission & Giving updates that are produced:
 
Hello!
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Welcome Visitors

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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.
 

When & where does the church meet?

Due to the latest government advice regarding the protection of our community during the Coronavirus pandemic we have taken the unprecedented and sad, but necessary, decision to suspend all church gatherings including home groups and Sunday Worship until further notice.

Through this time of restrictions due to COVID-19 you can find our main Sunday offering, Sunday Diffferent, on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/cambournechurch. A new service premieres each Sunday at 10.15am and is available to watch at any time after then.
Please look at our Facebook page and this website for further details about how we will be walking together at this difficult time.

Sunday morning services are normally held at 9.30am & 11.00am; the 9.30am service is more traditional and reflective, while the 11.00am service is more contemporary with activities offered for children and young people. Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. We all meet together at 10.00am during the month of August. On the fourth Sunday of the month at 7pm there is an informal service called Encounter. 

We meet at:


Cambourne Church
Jeavons Lane
Cambourne
Cambs
CB23 6AF


You can see a map on our contact us page

There is limited parking available on the site.
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be some singing to start with as well as some prayers and a reading from the bible. There will be a talk (some reflections) from one of the leaders of the church, with a chance to discuss it further at the end of the service. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What is there for children and young people at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the children and young people at the Church for ages 0–18. Children and young people stay with their families at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children and young people need to go to their programme. We have young church for those from 0 - Yr 6 and a youth group called Xtreme for our young people in years 7-11. 

For more information about what happens in the children's and youth work please visit the relevant age group section under church life.
 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

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