Open Doors are a Christian charity whose primary work is in serving people around the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. 


What is Open Doors’ big idea?

In much of the world, being a Christian is one of the most dangerous things a person can be.  Every day people young and old alike face discrimination and persecution simply for their faith in Jesus.

Open Doors seeks to serve God by serving persecuted Christians around the world.

What do Open Doors do?

There are five key strands to the work of Open Doors:

Raising Awareness – Open Doors continuously monitors the situation for Christians in countries around the world so that fellow Christians such as us can pray and campaign for them.  Through this Open Doors seeks to mobilise the church to join with them in their care and support for persecuted Christians.

Advocacy – Open Doors provides legal support to believers facing court action for their faith and champions their rights through public campaigns and private diplomacy.

Bibles & books – Open Doors makes Bibles and Christian books available to Christians in places where they can not get access to them due to persecution.

Training Leaders – Open Doors offers training to leaders of persecuted churches around the world.

Practical Support – Open Doors provides practical support for everyday living to those who lose homes and livelihoods simply because of their faith in Jesus.

How can you partner with Open Doors?

In Prayer
Open Doors is built on prayer and you can play your part by including their work within your own personal prayers.  If you follow the contact details below then you can sign up for their prayer lists which will guide your prayers for the different needs of persecuted Christians around the world.

In Action

  • Be an advocate for Open Doors by helping to promote their general work and some of their projects in particular within St Paul’s
  • Set up a prayer group of like minded people who will commit to meeting regularly to specifically pray for the work of Open Doors
  • Volunteer to represent Open Doors at events and conferences
  • Support the regular Open Doors campaigns that raise awareness of the plight of persecuted Christians around the world by signing petitions, writing letters and e-mails etc.

What about money?
Our partnership with Open Doors is about much more than money but if you would like to directly support them financially then please use the contact details below.

Need more information about Open Doors?

You can find out more online at or by emailing or calling 01993 777300.

What next?

If you are willing to personally support Open Doors in prayer and/or action then please indicate that on your response form and return that form via the collection plate at any service.