Container Ministry

WMP's Container Ministry is situated beside Lurgan High Street Methodist Church, Lurgan. It has sent over 100 containers worldwide over the last 26 years, in support of Christian mission.

The ministry began after Rev. J Yedu Bannerman from Ghana, who had served for five years as a mission partner on the Lurgan Circuit, wished to have some materials sent back to Ghana on his return home. The project is made possible by the hard work of a small, but dedicated, group of volunteers under the direction of Mr William Carson. To send one container can now cost more than £3,000. All support is much appreciated.
Cheques for the Container Ministry should be made payable to World Mission Partnership, with a note to say that it is for Container Ministry. Please send donations to Mr Ian Patterson, 9 Meadow Dale, Newtownabbey, BT37 0UT.


Contacting the warehouse:

Tel: +44 28 38342422


Opening hours:
Monday 11.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 11.00am - 4.30pm
Friday 11.00am - 1.00pm

* Always contact the warehouse before bringing items

Update: February 2019

Rev. Ken Todd visited the Container Ministry at the end of January, and wrote a report on all the goings-on. Click HERE to read his update.


Update: January 2019

December 2018: Container arrived in Sierra Leone - Theological books from Edgehill College, medical supplies, educational supplies

December 2018: Five pallets arrived in Romania- 4 tons of food, toiletries and clothing

January 2019: Container due to arrive in Togo - agricultural, educational and child care supplies

January 2019: Container due to arrive in Myanmar - Theological books from Edgehill College, medical supplies, resources for dress-making, computers and office supplies.

January 2019: Container due for Zimbabwe - for Matthew Rusike Children's home in Harare

Pallets sent in Summer 2018

Pallets are proving much more economical and efficient to send. Since May 2018, the following have been shipped:

  • Pallets to Malawi including hospital and computer equipment

  • Pallets to Romania

  • Pallets to Zambia including hospital equipment

  • Pallets to The Gambia

  • Pallets to Sierra Leone including books donated by Edgehill Theological College