Charities that your churches support
The parishes of St. Peter’s, Henfield and St. Peter’s, Woodmancote have a long history of giving generously to a variety of charities, local, national and international. We believe it is our Christian duty to help those in need or those who are suffering and we are seeking to make a difference both in our local area and to wider society. However we also believe that to give to others in love, it is vital to discover and engage with their needs. To do this we seek to explore the issues of need and social justice that the charities we donate to seek to challenge. In doing so we hope that the members of our congregations will not just be generous in their giving to charity, but will also grow in faith. Each church does this in different ways.
At St. Peter’s, Woodmancote an amount of around 10% of the churches annual income is given away to several charities that have been supported regularly for many years.
At St. Peter’s Henfield things are done a bit differently. Support is focussed on four main charities which the church has an ongoing relationship with, and funds are raised at four specific points in the Church calendar.
- Lent: Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work (FSW); for more information see http://familysupportwork.org/
- Eastertide/Pentecost: Christian Aid; for more information see http://www.christianaid.org.uk
- Harvest: CMS (Church Mission Society) for more information see https://www.cms-uk.org/
- Advent: The Children’s Society; for more information see http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
There is a small committee who focus on Mission, Peace and justice. They have also agreed that St. Peter’s, Henfield supports one local, one national and one international charity each year. Henfield gives generously on Remembrance Sunday and that collection is sent to the Royal British Legion.
In 2017 the remaining three charities we support will be.
Our Local charity: – Henfield Youth Club; for more information see http://www.henfieldhub.com/youth-club
Our National Charity: – Shelter; for more information see http://www.shelter.org.uk/
Our International Charity: – Medicins sans Frontieres; for more information see https://www.msf.org.uk/
During the year there are six coffee mornings, usually on the second Thursday to raise money for our chosen charities. In 2016 the coffee mornings will be on the following dates.
12/1/17 to raise funds for Henfield Youth Club
9/3/17 to raise funds for the FSW
11/5/17 to raise funds for Shelter
13/7/17 to raise funds for Medecins sans frontieres (Doctors without borders)
14/9/17 to raise funds for CMS
9/11/17 to raise funds for The Children’s society
Do come along for fresh coffee, tea and home made cakes giving whatever donation you can afford as you share in making a difference to the lives of those in need.