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Mission Partners

John and Gillian Robinson

John and Gillian left the UK with their family for Bangkok in 2009 to work with the underprivileged, especially those in prisons. 

They subsequently opened the Place of Grace to help poor communities in Bangkok. John and Gillian run children and teenager groups as well as a food bank and in all this work they pray for people and tell them about God. A number of teenagers have become Christians.

The Place of Grace now has a UK based charity, which is separate from the Robinsons who are supported through Crosslinks.

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For a little insight into life at The Place of Grace watch this video.

More information is available from the following websites

The Place of Grace

Or you can speak to someone in Julie Wilman’s Life Group – NEW.

David and Manuela Pawson

David and Manuela also worshipped at St John’s before leaving us in January 2020 to undertake long-term missionary work in Japan, supporting the local church. They are working with OMF in Japan and spent two years learning Japanese language and culture.

In May 2022 they moved, with their children Esther, Gideon and Daniel, to Hanamaki, a city at the north end of Japan’s main Honshu Island. Here they help lead a church for Japanese Christians. As well as a service each Sunday, the church holds kids and adult English classes, a weekly café and various outreach activities.