About: Mission

Wycliffe is a community of Christians that is very concerned about what goes on in the wider world. The world in general has many problems – the most obvious being poverty that can be relieved by food aid and a more just economic system and Wycliffe contributes wholeheartedly to causes that seek to improve these complex problems.

As Christians we believe there is greater need; a spiritual poverty that can only be transformed through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The primary aims of our mission activity are based on principles we find in the Bible which can be summarised as: telling the good news about Jesus, planting churches, making disciples, and caring for those in need.
We are committed to spending one quarter of our total budget on such mission activities outside of the church and overseas. In addition we provide financial and spiritual support for training for people who are called to mission work, we also encourage young people to take part in short term service, overseas and in the UK, to explore how God is calling them in the longer term.

This is coordinated by the Mission Link team. For more information please contact us by email

We currently support 20 people called to mission.

Of these eight are permanently based and work overseas, namely in Senegal, Tanzania and India. Their day to day activities include teaching, promoting literacy, translating the bible, and planting churches.

Four are based in the UK working among people who have settled in this country.

Ten are based in the UK but are working for Christian agencies supporting hundreds, possibly thousands, of other workers throughout the world in particular in Latin America, North and South Africa, India and The Far East.

All of the people we support operate through mission agencies.

These are some of the mission agencies we support – click on the pictures below to be taken to their websites. Please note we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

Latin link
A Christian mission agency with a passion for mission in and from Latin America.

Working with churches, organisations and individuals from around the world all people to have access to God’s word in a language that they truly understand.

Christian missions in Asia, the Middle East and the UK

Their dream is to see Christ known, loved and worshipped by the least-evangelised peoples of the world.

A dynamic Christian organisation operating more than 130 aircraft in around 25 countries in the developing world. Flying across hostile environments, they reach the world’s most isolated people. Partnering with over 1,000 organisations they help bring physical and spiritual care to those who need it most.

Some of the local mission agencies we support are;

A team of Christians motivated by their faith to help people in Reading meet their complete needs through offering information, advice and support. Their office is located on the Wycliffe campus.

To serve schools in and around Reading bringing a Christian perspective to assemblies, RE lessons, etc.

Just Around the Corner (JAC) is committed to engaging with young people and their families, enabling them to make positive choices, by demonstrating love and acceptance according to Christian principles.

To see all school pupils’ spiritual development and religious education enhanced by creative engagement with people of faith in an educational framework.

Reading Uni CU

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Reading Uni Chaplaincy


A residential rehabilitation centre for men with drug and alcohol addictions. Several of our members are employed here also.

Reading Christian Network – an inter church organisation whose vision is to see the communities of Reading transformed by the life, love and power of Jesus Christ.

street pastors
Several from our church are part of this initiative that endeavours to respond positively to the issues facing our town centre and those that visit it at night.

Baptist Union (BU) Home Mission and Church of the year.