Ticehurst & Flimwell Churches Support ...
The Friends of Nakuru & Nyahururu
Through the Diocesan Overseas Committee we support our linked dioceses in East and West
Africa, especially the dioceses of Nakuru, Nyahururu and Kericho in Kenya, helping with the training of
pastors and an orphanage in Nakuru.
Church Mission Society (CMS)
Mission Partners keep our congregations interested and up to date with the work of the Anglican Church
in other parts of the world. The Partners also benefit from the contact by our support both through
prayer and financially. We hope to be able to host them during their furloughs in this country to help the
Created for Ticehurst and Flimwell Churches
Family Support Work is the Chichester diocesan charity dedicated to working with vulnerable children and their
parents/carers in two main ways
Family Support Workers visit families at home, providing one-to-one emotional and practical support. This
includes listening, parenting advice, help to manage money, encouragement and support to find work, referral to
specialist services, attending appointments and advocating for families, and providing food and clothing where
Play Workers undertake one-to-one structured play sessions, helping with children’s emotional and social
Family Support Workers and Play Workers organise whole-family days out and weekend breaks to relieve family
stress and improve family relationships.
Occasionally, families have the opportunity for a supported weekend break at a local retreat centre. The
weekends usually include games, crafts, a campfire and a talent show.
Support Workers and the Play team also run a range of peer support groups, parent-child drop-ins, after school
clubs and school holiday fun days. These help to ease isolation and provide informal support
HOW WE TRY TO HELP
St Mary’s Parish helps to sustain this endeavour through donations of dried and tinned food, clothing,
appropriate equipment (eg cots, bedding) and money. Donations of food and clothing are always welcome and
can be left at the back of the Church. Or, Sheila Synge (01580 860164) can arrange to collect. She regularly
transports gifts to the FSW worker, Jude Harrison, in Hastings.
Further information: https://www.familysupportwork.org/