At Craiglockhart Church we are pleased to join in partnership with other Christian congregations and mission agencies to help us achieve our aim of sharing the good news of God’s love with all people in all circumstances.
Some of our partners are:
The Bethany Christian Trust
Bethany Christian Trust supports over 7,000 people across Scotland. Our services focus on preventing homelessness as well as alleviating the suffering of people who are homeless. We provide tailored visiting support and community development. We also support individuals and families to help them address long-standing issues including: social isolation, unemployment, and drug addiction.
We’re passionate about transforming lives.
Fresh Start is an Edinburgh based charity helping people who have been homeless get established in their new home. Working in partnership with volunteers and organisations from a broad section of the community, we deliver a range of services that provide the practical and social support that help people resettle successfully.
Each year Fresh Start helps thousands of new tenants settle into their homes. This can only be achieved by the hard work of our volunteers and generosity of the donations we receive.
PCEA Chogoria Hospital is situated within the fast growing Chogoria township in Mwimbi Division, Tharaka-Nithi County of Eastern Province. It is about 200km north of Nairobi city along the Embu-Meru highway. The Hospital was established in 1922 by Scottish Missionaries. The ownership of the Hospital was transferred from the Church of Scotland to the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in 1956.
The Hospital has a 295 bed capacity and focuses on the provision of Curative, Preventive and PromotiveHealth Care services in the greater Meru and as far as Isiolo and Marsabit.
Chogoria Hospital also serves as a referral and teaching hospital.
At Craiglockhart we hold regular Chogoria lunches to support the work of the hospital. These are on the first Sunday of each month from October to March.
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
The Scottish Bible Society
Since 1809, we have sought, under God, to put the Bible into people’s hands and hearts. We work so that all people can have the Bible in a language they understand, a form they can access and at an affordable price, to aid genuine encounters with God.
We distribute Bibles, New Testaments and other Scripture-based materials, in a range of media, in Scotland and throughout the world.
Scripture Union Scotland
Scripture Union Scotland is part of the worldwide family of Scripture Union movements that began in the nineteenth century and now operate in over 130 countries across the world. We are a Christian charity working in partnership with local churches. More than 2,000 volunteers are involved in helping to run our activities, together with around 100 staff and associate workers.
The Vine Trust
Vine Trust is an international interdenominational volunteering charity which seeks to enable volunteers to make a real and significant difference to some of the poorest children and communities in the world.
Release international serves the persecuted church around the world: providing for the needs of the families of persecuted Christians, enabling Christians to endure persecution and its effects, helping persecuted Christians share the gospel and providing bibles and Christian literature, being a voice for the persecuted Church.
The Evangelical Alliance
We are the largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. We bring Christians together and help them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.
Unity is what drives us – but not just for unity’s sake. By bringing people together, we are following the John 17 mandate to show the immense love of God, who sent his Son for us. We believe the Church is the key to long-lasting change in our country - and that by working closely with our amazing members, we can transform our communities with the good news of Jesus.
NEIL AND JENNIE COWAN
Neil and Jennie are doctors working at a hospital in Kagando, Uganda. Neil grew up in our church before heading off to Dundee to study medicine where he met Jennie. If you click on thier name you will be taken to their blog. Click here to download their latest newsletter.