Outreach and Mission

As Christians, we believe that we are called to tell people about God’s love, through our words and by the way we live our lives. Across the parish, and beyond, we try to express the love of God through acts of service. We do this by supporting local charities and services, as well as by equipping people to spread the gospel overseas.

Ruth Hulser



Ruth first went to Tanzania as a single person looking forward to new experiences in 1996.
She became part of Church Mission Society because their vision and hers coincided: seeing a world in need of the redeeming love of Christ.

Apart from her usual work as a doctor in charge at St Philip’s Health Centre, she work among people who don’t have a safety net of family or community and has developed a holistic community-based project called Familia Moja (one family), which is caring for people in desperate straits. They do palliative care and look after vulnerable families facing issues such as mental health and HIV. She also help look after our local farm, where they try new methods of agriculture and rainwater capture; they also raise fish, chickens and rabbits.

Read more about Ruth’s work here: CHURCHMISSIONSOCIETY.ORG/HULSER

Crawley Open House

Veolia men


Crawley Open House provides support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or other forms of social exclusion. Their support is available to anyone in need, and we help them by providing food and other resources, and by cooking meals once a month. If you would like to assist with this work then you can contact Rob Putney ( rob@ifieldparish.org ) or Karen Kelso ( karenmkelso@gmail.com ).

Read more about the work of Open house here: Crawley Open House

Christians Against Poverty



CAP exists because they believe that nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.

They are passionate about releasing people in this country from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Through their services, which are all run through local churches, they are tackling poverty head on. Their vision is to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 1,000 CAP projects by 2021.

We support CAP through prayer and giving, and one of our congregation works with them to offer support to local families. If you would be interested in offering support CAP, then get in touch with Rob ( rob@ifieldparish.org ).

Read more about the work of CAP here: Crawley CAP