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).