Living Stones

Resourcing mission to reach the world

We are committed to supporting our Living Stones (missionaries both at home and abroad) in prayer, finance and in other practical ways. We also have a number of Living Stones doing similar work and linked with St John’s, for whom we pray, but to whom we are not committed in terms of financial or other support.

Long Term Mission

St John’s Church Harborne supports mission partners working long term in the UK and overseas.

Our long term mission partners have usually been a member of the St John’s for at least two years, and we commit to support them as necessary, through prayer, finance, and other practical ways.

For those who are wanting to serve for longer periods of time, both within the UK or overseas, please contact Patty McCulloch, the Living Stones Vocations Team co-ordinator on She will arrange for you to meet with someone to help you discern how to proceed.

If you want to pray for our long term mission partners please collect a Living Stones Prayer and Newsletter, published monthly, from church.  Other news also appears online in our Living Stones Blogs section or through the Weekly Roundup. We also encourage Home Groups to partner with overseas mission partners to support them with fellowship and prayer.

Short Term Mission

We also support people preparing to travel on short-term missions, and gap years, from our congregation.  A short term mission is anything from a few weeks to months, and includes a summer project, gap year, or something more unique. These projects are supported on the condition that they have a Christian focus, but can be within the UK or international.

Our Short Term Mission Coordinators are Nathan and Jenny Burden.

Please contact them on if you have any queries or would like more information.

Even if your plans are not definite, please contact Nathan or Jenny as soon as possible as there are a team of mentors who can help and advise you, and pray with you through this process.

Living Stones Management Team

Chair: Ben Collins; Vicar: Leonard Browne; Vice Chair: Daphne Ryland; Vocations Team Co-ordinator: Patty McCulloch; Mission Partners Link: Jude Smith; Living Stones Services Co-ordinator: Jo Jowett; Minutes Secretary: Di Copplestone; Treasurer: John Cheatle.

For further information, please contact Ben Collins on


St John’s financial support for Living Stones comes entirely from the regular giving of the congregation.

To find out how to give to the work of St John’s church go to our Giving at St John’s web page

The Living Stones Investment Framework (2013) can be read online below, or click here to download a printer friendly version.

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