There is a crisis

Every day, millions of people experience vulnerability, isolation and injustice. Families go through tough times, health and wellbeing is challenged, education fails children and people face unemployment.

At the same time the Church whose mandate is ‘love thy neighbour’ is sometimes perceived as irrelevant, bigoted and discredited by society.

Cinnamon Network International is on a mission to change that.

Our Mission

Cinnamon Network International was formed to respond to invitations from countries around the world to help them set up a national network to help churches transform communities.

2019 Key Statistics
Total Raised

£178,829

Local Churches Helped

909

People Cared For

9,215

World map with Cinnamon Network nations highlighted

Our National Networks

🇦🇱 Albania

🇦🇺 Australia

🇯🇪 Channel Islands

🇩🇰 Denmark

🇭🇺 Hungary

🇳🇱 Netherlands

🇿🇦 South Africa

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🇺🇸 United States

Country Highlight
Australia

Cinnamon Network International was invited to Australia to explore supporting them to start a Cinnamon Network to help churches transform communities across the country.

In March 2019 our founder met with 50 national leaders one to one and then in June met with local church leader round tables in 5 states. Following this extensive consultation there was a clear census to proceed.

Tim Costello, former CEO of World Vision Australia and media spokesperson became the Patron, a National Board was formed and the five round table gatherings became stakeholder Councils.

Six brilliant church-led community projects from across the country were invited to become Cinnamon Recognised Projects and are already replicating in 913 local churches.

Report from our Australian Network
“Samantha a single mum who in her strained situation found herself getting angry and lashing out physically at her three children. Sam discovered that one of her children was lying to cover up her violence which motivated her to get help. She joined a Circuit Breaker group run by the local church and learned strategies for dealing with her anger. Sam explained that she was transformed and has now helped run the programme for others.”

Country Highlight
United States

Faith Action Audits

In the United States we launched two Cinnamon Faith Action Audits in New York City that showcased the incredible contribution the faith community makes to the heart of civic life.

The reports were launched at Movement Day and have spearheaded valuable conversations between church and city leaders about the role of the church in Washington Heights/Inwood and East New York.

Washington Heights/Inwood

$41,081,875

The total value of volunteer and paid work the faith community gives to the city each year

882,565

Hours of paid work given towards civic project each year

16,806

People served daily by the faith community
East New York

$45,107,455

The total value of volunteer and paid work the faith community gives to the city each year

1,203,179

Volunteer hours given towards civic project each year

92,375

People served yearly by the faith community

Download the full Cinnamon Annual Report

Our Community

We are inspired and grateful to the 177 supporters, partners, volunteers and ambassadors who are the heart of Cinnamon Network International.

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