World and Domestic Missions

World Missions

Mission to Asia

The first Episcopal Missionary Bishop to Shanghai was sent from the Parish Church of St Helena in 1844. Rev. William Jones Boone served as Bishop of Shanghai until his death in 1864. Since 2010, St. Helena’s has commissioned 20 people to take the Word to Asia. Recently, parishioners have ministered to the Bell people in Asia, partnering with the Church of Our Savior, Palm Bay, Florida, and Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM). The parish also has a Skype ministry Bible Study with friends in Asia.  In 2017, St. Helena’s sent long-term missionaries to serve in Asia. There are 455 Unreached People Groups in this part of the world, and St. Helena’s has once again sent two of its own to spread the news of Jesus Christ. St. Helena’s supports these long-term cross-cultural workers through Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM); to assist our missionaries, "John and Sarah," click HERE and select "Long-Term Mission."

Mission through the Diocese of South Carolina

In 2015 and 2016, parishioners have been a part of a Diocesan mission to Gambella, Ethiopia, on the South Sudan border. St. Helena’s supports the mission in Ethiopia through FADE (Friends of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt).

Mission: Our Next Call

St. Helena's has entered into a time of discernment. A group of faithful, mission-minded parishioners along with the Rev. Todd Simonis are praying for God to reveal where St. Helena's is being called to "go and make disciples." 

For more information about missions at St. Helena's, contact Rev. Todd Simonis at

Domestic Missions

Mission to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

The youth of St. Helena's have traveled to the Pittsburgh, Pa., area for missions since 2009. During the last four years, the mission has been centralized in Aliquippa, a town greatly impacted by the loss of the steel industry. Working in partnership with Calvary United Methodist Church in Aliquippa, high school students and their adult leaders have hosted Vacation Bible School for the local children in a park setting, participated in Bible study with residents, and worked on beautification projects in the community. For more information about youth missions at St. Helena's, contact Rev. Matt Rusch at
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