St John’s has a particular concern and ministry with people who are persecuted for their faith, especially Christians. The phenomenon of persecution of Christians is growing and we need to be well informed about it as well as speaking out in a prophetic way.
The Parish has supported persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a focused and informed way for several years and has given generously to Churches rebuilding their lives after the destruction of so called Islamic State. We have many converts from Islam who have well founded fear of persecution should they ever return to their countries of origin. In 2019, the Foreign Office commissioned a report on Christian persecution which you can see here