People in France

encountering God

Our Vision is to see increasing numbers of people in France encountering God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – through the work and witness of local evangelical churches

As a support organisation, we provide targeted, strategic support to help the French evangelical church move closer to achieving its own goals.

At a national level, we therefore support the vision of the CNEF (National Council of French Evangelicals) summed up in the slogan “1 pour 10,000” – meaning one evangelical church for every 10,000 people in France. As the current population of France is over 65 million, there would need to be over 6,500 evangelical churches in France to have “1 pour 10,000”. That means there are still over 4,000 churches that need to be planted before the goal is achieved…

And while it’s exciting to know that a new evangelical church is planted somewhere in France every 10 days, unless that growth rate accelerates, it will take over 100 years to plant an additional 4,000 churches.

God has brought wonderful growth to the French evangelical church over recent decades, but there is still a huge amount to be done. Your prayers and practical support are as important as ever!

Our Partners are those based in France whose ministry is helping turn this vision into reality. Here are some of the people and projects we’re able to help thanks to the generosity of supporters.

Most of our partners in France belong to the Perspectives church-planting network. Explore the interactive map and a full list of Perspectives’ churches on their website. We’ll be adding more information here about individual workers in due course.

Our Story began in 1974 when a few British Francophiles set up a charitable Trust to help support the work of evangelical churches in France.

In the early 1970s there were only 150,000 evangelicals in France and finding one of their churches was often a major challenge! But prayer changes things...

God has brought wonderful growth to the evangelical church in France in recent years, thanks in part to the faithful prayers of believers not only in France but also in Britain and around the world. France Mission sees this prayer support as vital.

There are now 650,000 believers in France (nearly 1% of the population) and 2,500 churches. Over the past five decades, the Lord has used France Mission to send out prayer materials, raise financial support, and recruit gospel workers for His purposes in France.

Initially this support ministry was led by Peter Farley, one of the original founders of France Mission. In 2010 he was succeeded by Paul Cooke as France Mission’s UK Director. Paul is well supported by a wonderful group of Trustees and other volunteers.
Our main organisational partner in France is a church-planting denomination called Perspectives. They belong to a much bigger body called the CNEF (National Council of French Evangelicals), similar to the Evangelical Alliance in the UK (of which France Mission is a member and whose Basis of Faith we share). We’re also members of the following mission-based networks:

Our Team of Trustees, Staff, and Area Reps work hard to serve the Lord’s work through France Mission.

Our Annual Report shows how we use the generous gifts provided by supporters.

Please Note: When France Mission was founded in 1974, it was registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Trust (no. 267979). For administrative reasons, we changed our status to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in December 2017 and our new registered charity number is 1176433.

Download our latest Annual Report