How we give
We try to look beyond the confines of our own parish to what God is doing elsewhere. We are delighted to be able to support a number of charities both via long-term giving and via ad-hoc collections.
We offer financial support to the work of four Christian organisations working in the UK and in overseas mission. Further information about these charities is shown below.
The Parish Youth Group also supports Grassroots Child Sponsorship programme in Theta, Kenya.
Our annual "Carols on the green" on Christmas Eve provides a further opportunity for the whole community to give, supporting charities which vary from year to year.
Ad-hoc collections are also taken, for example in response to disasters or, by request, at memorial services.
Support St Peter’s
St Peter's seeks to perform a vital role in the local community as well as supporting charities and mission work further afield. The donations we receive from members, visitors and the wider community are key to resourcing this work. The church is hugely grateful to everyone who feels able to support St Peter's financially, however large or small the donation.
Our beautiful building is a focal point for the village and we know that many in our community feel strongly about preserving this piece of living history. For those who wish to give specifically to preserve the building, a segregated fund exists to enable this.
If you would like to support St Peter's on an ongoing basis, please contact us for details of our envelope scheme, standing orders and gift aid.
Our selected charities
USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) is a charity which has been sharing God’s love through practical action - and seeing lives transformed - for over 300 years.
- In Zimbabwe, they initiated a national program to tackle HIV stigma, so more people will come forward to receive counselling and treatment.
- In Myanmar, they supported a program to take healthcare into isolated rural communities.
- In South Africa, they developed a program to provide church leaders with practical development skills.
USPG works with local churches which are embedded in the communities they serve, enabling a deep and ongoing impact. Rather than giving handouts, which can create dependency, USPG supports the development of local skills and the empowerment of communities, leading to change from within. USPG programs are designed help people to unlock their potential and make use of the skills and resources they already have.
Find out more at www.uspg.org.uk
MANNA raises financial support for the diverse and inspiring work of the Anglican churches of Mozambique and Angola.
Mozambique and Angola are among the poorest countries in the world and are facing up to the challenges which follow years of destructive civil war.
The Anglican churches in these countries are experiencing tremendous growth, yet are held back by lack of funds. Today in these two countries there are over 800 Christian congregations in these dioceses that are constantly growing. Their needs are growing too as these churches seek to support and empower their local communities, fostering change in health, education and development.
The projects which MANNA raises funds to support include building churches, clergy training and facilitation of transport, as well as education, health and development projects.
Find out more at www.manna-anglican.org.
Betel of Britain
Betel UK is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction. Through work and worship in a peer-led Christian community, Betel restores broken lives.
Betel’s faith-based method has proven itself in the radical transformation of thousands of lives. Their objective is to see lives changed physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Many leave the community as entrepreneurs or mentors and even go on to run new Betel centres. In this way, Betel has grown internationally from its beginnings in Madrid, Spain to helping desperate people in 100 cities and 25 nations around the globe.
You can support Betel by giving your time or money, or by using the non-profit business services run by their residents, for example for furniture restoration, gardening and tree surgery.
Betel centres are entirely free of charge and operate no waiting lists. All Betel asks of its residents is a sincere desire to change their life. Betel reaches out to people of all backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, believing that no one is beyond hope or lacks the capacity to change.
Find out more at www.betel.org.uk
The Farming Community Network
A UK network of volunteers from the farming community and rural churches, the Farming Community Network provides a helpline and visiting service to farming people and families who are facing difficulties, for example in the areas of business, health, family or the farm itself.
FCN's volunteers provide pastoral and practical support for as long as it is needed, helping people to find a positive way through their problems.
FCN has a clear Christian ethos in all it does. All its services are made available to those in need from all faiths or none in a supportive, non-judgmental, non-proselytising manner.
Find out more at www.fcn.org.uk