About Us

MMN was established by a group of UK Christian Doctors in 1922 who had a concern for their medical colleagues involved in missionary work overseas. In 1934 they established trust funds in order to support such work and publish a quarterly magazine that contained reports relating to that work. The magazine continues to be produced quarterly and can be downloaded as a PDF document from the MAGAZINES page. MMN registered as a charity in 1964.


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In order to assist the work of missionaries supporters often sent helpful medical items and equipment overseas. This was a lengthy and potentially unreliable process and so in 1982 the MMN director used his business links to establish a means of transporting goods through the more reliable and secure container shipping operation. In that year, two 20ft container loads of medicines and medical aids were sent for medical missionary work in Zambia. The container work continued to grow so that by the year 2004 seventy-seven containers were sent overseas to eleven different countries.

Over the years the methodology and emphasis of the operation has had to adapt to changing needs and circumstances but the underlying motivation, the communication of the love of God through his son Jesus and the provision of relief for the alleviation of suffering, remains constant and steadfast.

Today MMN continues to support the work of medical missionaries, mission hospitals and clinics in three ways:

  1. in partnership with like-minded missionary organisations through the provision of grants.
  2. through the sponsorship of doctors, nurses, students and medical electives in their training and attendance at courses.
  3. via shipping containers, specifically to the countries of Angola, Malawi, Moldova and Zambia.

MMN is overseen by a team of enthusiastic trustees who honour the statutory objective of the UK Charities Commission by ensuring that MMN complies with its legal obligations and operating remit, promoting public trust and confidence.


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Located in Wickford, Essex, MMN is staffed by full and part time workers and also benefits from a small group of volunteers who assist in office work, IT support and van driving. Visitors to the office and warehouse are always welcome but please give at least two days’ notice of arrival.   

Our Team

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