Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Churches - Open Doors UK & Ireland


We partner with the local church across the UK & Ireland. Your support enables believers living in some of the most dangerous places on earth to shine for Jesus, and their stories of living courageously enrich our faith.

Our heart is to see that the part of the Body most persecuted is remembered in every church. Caring for the persecuted church is part of the dna of of every Christian - when one part suffers we all do. And we stand stronger together.

Connected church

You can connect your church community to the wider Body of Christ. 

  • Give – the church facing extreme persecution needs our financial support to exist and to continue in the ministry of the Gospel – we ask that you consider as a church how you could financially support in response to emergency appeals or through regular giving.
  • Act – There are many ways to get actively involved to make a difference through engaging with advocacy campaigns to speak out, or getting involved as a volunteer - we ask that you offer these opportunities within your church
  • Pray – Prayer is the primary request by Christians facing persecution because they know how much difference it makes – we ask that you include prayer for our family facing persecution within your church calendar.

Find out how your church can give, act, and pray, and become a connected church.

If you would like to find out more or just start a conversation get in touch - we would love to connect you with one of our church relations team. Email or call us on 01993 460015.

Church at home

We've put together a bunch of resources for your online church gatherings - short videos for online church and resources for small groups.

Encourage your scattered church community with the faith lessons of those for whom isolation is not temporary and nothing new. Learn too how you can stand alongside those hit hardest by persecution and the pandemic - pray for their provision, protection and perseverance.

Explore church at home resources

Invite an Open Doors speaker to your church

Inspire your church with stories of courageous faith and ways for you to stand alongside the Body of Christ who share our faith but not our freedom.

Request a speaker

Standing Strong 2020

You're invited to meet those who dare to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

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"If one part of our body hurts, we hurt all over. If one part of our body is honoured, the whole body will be happy." - 1 Corinthians 12:26 (CEV)

Get involved

Your support helps persecuted Christians continue to courageously follow Jesus.
Together, we can reach those where persecution hits hardest.