Our charitable giving is organised by the Social Responsibility Group within the PCC. Our vision is to be informed, generous and faithful in caring for the poor and needy, and to be involved in issues of social justice in this country and throughout the word by prayer, action and by further increasing our giving.
We nominate charities for special collections throughout the year, being mindful of suggestions from individual members of the congregation and also responding to emergency international appeals. We also commit to supporting one local and one overseas charity for a period of a few years at a time which helps to strengthen our links and understanding of their work. We aim that the total annual giving to all charities matches 10% of the Parish’s unrestricted income.
Current charities we support are Refugee Resource (local charity) and the Sharp Memorial School for the Blind, India (overseas charity). For the latest news about the School, please click here.
In 2021 during with Covid restrictions in our Churches we have highlighted the work of the following charities and given on-line links for individuals to donate.
- Christian Aid
- Children on the Edge
- The Porch
- British Red Cross
- The Halo Trust
Members of the congregation have also supported Wallingford Food Bank.
With the easing of restrictions, special collections have resumed. We are supporting Style Acre and Wallingford Food Bank at our Harvest Services and Cruse at the All Souls Service on 7 November. Special collections at our Christmas services will be announced nearer the time.