The main benefit of being able to buy with the shared ownership scheme in London rather than move away is that we can continue to work for the ministry crossteach – working in primary and secondary schools every day teaching pupils about the Christian faith. Through the Bible clubs crossteach London see approximately 50 pupils every week. Through assemblies, church visits and RE lessons we see over 1500 pupils over the course of the year. The national statistic is that over 95% of young people don’t attend a church and have limited opportunity to hear about the Christian faith. It’s so important to go where the young people are. We have recently grown the work of crossteach into Tower Hamlets and are really excited about the new opportunities there. Mission Housing has made this possible for our team.

Chris & Jo, Mission Partners in N8