The purpose of the International Miners' Mission (IMM) is to evangelise and minister to miners, their families and others in mining areas, under God's leading, in co-operation with other ministries.

For over a century the IMM has followed the Bible’s New Testament outreach strategy of spreading the Christian Gospel, mainly to miners and their families, and bringing  believers together in fully active, self-propagating churches.

In countries around the world it uses pioneer workers - preferably nationals - to break new ground and to encourage local believers to help new miner's churches. It also brings home country supporters into practical contact with the field, its people, its joys and its challenges. It is priority-oriented team work - joyful work - for miners respond warmly and enthusiastcaily once a bridgehead is established.

At whatever level you are able to participate, you are personally and vitally needed. Please get in touch.



“The fire of love can only be kindled by the fuel of knowledge” – J. Stuart Holden

John Stuart Holden, M.A., born in Liverpool in 1870 and educated at Liverpool College and Corpus Christi College, Cambs; BA. 1899; MA. The Rev J Stuart Holden was for many years a Referee of the Glynn Vivian Miners’ Mission.  He was a well-regarded speaker at the Keswick Conference in England. He was the vicar of St. Paul’s Church, Portman Square, London

It is interesting to note that due to his wife’s sudden illness his plan to sail to America aboard ‘Titanic’ to speak at a Christian Congress at Carnegie Hall, New York was cancelled one day before the ship’s departure. He returned the ticket but held on to the envelope in which it had been delivered. Rev. Stuart Holden wrote on the envelope “Who redeemeth thy life from destruction – Psalm 103, verse 4”.  

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The International Miners' Mission operate in numerous countries around the world. Click on a country below for more information of our work there.

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