New Resourcing Hub receives Church Commissioners’ funding to grow intercultural mission and ministry

St Paul's Church, Slough

Intercultural mission and ministry has been growing at St Paul’s Slough for more than 30 years, as the church has become the leading intercultural worshipping community in the Diocese of Oxford. We are therefore delighted that their application to become a Resourcing Hub has been awarded following a successful submission to the Church Commissioners.

A dedicated intercultural greenhouse

St Paul’s describe themselves as having a unique identity as a lively family of Christians from many backgrounds and nations;

“… a place of belonging and growing faith, with a strong evangelical tradition, bringing the Gospel to Slough.”

The congregation of St Paul's, Slough

Their funding will be used to appoint an associate minister and an operations manager, enabling them to give themselves away to other churches in Burnham and Slough Deanery and across the diocese. Their vision is to see a cultural change regarding ethnic and cultural integration in the Diocese of Oxford and to support churches nurture new intercultural worshipping communities through mentoring and a dedicated intercultural greenhouse. This work has never been more critical, and we look forward to supporting them on their journey.

Growing new congregations

Resourcing Hubs are committed to giving themselves away to bless others, to share the good news of the gospel with those outside our normal Sunday services, and to grow new congregations of new Christians in new places.


Our New Congregations programme aims to support our parishes in growing 750 new congregations over the next decade by establishing fresh expressions of church through mission outreach and innovative church planting. Get support in growing a new congregation of your own.