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About Us

About Us

Manna Ministries was founded by the Crick family, who are passionate about seeing musical theatre used to share the gospel. As a family, they volunteer full time and upaid to support the mission of Manna. So, we would ask as a memeber of Manna Theatre Company to donate a monthly ammount of your choice, split two ways. Half to support the ministry overheads and half to support the Crick family who run it. 

Find out more about the Crick Family
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"Reaching nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the creative and performing arts".

The Vision

We dream of having a piece of land that we can build rehearsal, studios and performance spaces. Our own training venue and our own space, where people can come and be touched by life-changing musicals that speak faith to those that watch.  

Theatre can be a means that the gospel can be shared in a way that will reach those that would not normally attend church.  

Did you know that just 6.3% of people living in England attend church? But, a whopping 37.38% attend a theatre performance in one year. England has the lowest percentage of active churchgoers. This is why Manna exists, we bring the church to the theatre. 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature"

Mark 16;15 

 

OUR CORE VALUES

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To change our generation through the love we show and the character we carry.

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We believe in excellence in all that we do, not matter how big or small the project. 

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We believe that the performance arts can reach people in a way that words by themselves cannot.

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We are committed to constantly looking for ways to innovate and make what we do even better.

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We are committed to respecting and honouring each other.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

WE BELIEVE IN... 

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

     

  2. The love, grace, and the sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming, and judging the world. 

     

  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct. 

     

  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy, and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgment. 

     

  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the Virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin. 

     

  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin, and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God. 

     

  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Savior of the world 

     

  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ. 

     

  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. 

     

  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love. 

     

  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgment, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth 

     

WHO WE HAVE WORKED WITH

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Jodie Collins

 

Mothers Union

 

Guildford Churches Together 

 

Christian Union

Eric Reverence

Sidewalk Prophets

 

Kingdom Come

 

Healing Guildford

MEET THE FAMILY

THE CRICK'S

We are the Crick family, we run and founded Manna Ministries. As a family we wear many hats, from writing the scripts to running the lights! We love every minute of it, see below to meet us.

Meet The Crick's

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Jaime, Mum

Co Founder &Creative Director

Jaime has spent many years involved in  the performing arts, including performing in multiple musicals. She has written 17 musicals. and has been teaching in the performing arts for over 10 years, including tutoring for Trinity College London with students achieving Merit's and Distinction's . Jaime is also a  1st year Charis Bible College. Jaime also founded and help run a creative literacy business with her husband for primary schools.

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Gary, Dad

Co Founder & Chair

Gary helped found Manna  Ministries  with Jaime. He now chairs the board of trustee's and looks after the safeguarding for Manna. He has completed multiple courses in  safeguarding. He is also  a 1st year Charis Bible College Student. Gary also founded and help run a creative literacy business with his wife for primary schools.

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Noah, Son

Production & Media Manager

Noah has been working in digital media and sound & lighting for over 6 years now. He has managed the production team for many musicals and tutors people in the different areas of digital media. Noah is a Charis Bible College and Charis Business & Leadership school graduate. He has also worked in multimedia for AWME, produced audio for radio and video for TV. 

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Ari, Daughter

Coreographer

Ari has been dancing for over 12 years in both amateur and professional arenas. She now teaches dance and helps to choreograph all musical dance numbers in our musicals. Ari is also a self published author with more than 8 published titles. She is also a 1st year Charis Bible College student.

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Oscar, Son

Song Writer

Oscar is a budding chef and song writer, he has performed in many scenarios including to audiences of 900+ people, on the radio and on TV. He was in the top 50 out 10,000 signers of The Voice Kids 2019 auditions. He now helps to compose and write all our musical numbers.

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Eli, Son

All round fun 

Eli is our constant source of laughter! He continually blesses us with all sorts of fun in the office and keeps us all smiling!

MEET THE TEAM

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Gary

Trustee

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Andrew

Trustee & Finance

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Noah

Chair of Trustee's

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Emma 

Trustee

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Noah 

Theatre 

Company

Teacher

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Oscar 

Songwriter & Cook

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Arialle

Choreographer & Author

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Jaime

Artistic 

Director

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Jackie 

Juniors

Teacher

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Emma

Juniors 

Teacher

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Dani

Front of House