Purpose and Scope
The Sub-committee will be responsible to the PCC for :-
Charities for 2013
Charities for 2012
Charities supported during 2011
Please use the Orange envelopes, or a Blue envelope with the Charity name added to the other information.
To gift aid money for The Royal British Legion, Cruse and The Children's Society, please use a Blue envelope and put the Charity name along with your other details. Film pots for any spare change you have at home are also available.
Thank you for your generosity.
Some years ago the P.C.C., whom the congregation elect to deal with church matters, agreed that we should not only give to support our church, but also donate to the wider church by charitable giving.
Most of us have our own way of donating at home to our special charities, and that is as it should be. It would be wonderful if more of you would be able also to support the church's charity for the month.
Any size contribution is most welcome, and if it is gift aided via the orange charity envelopes or the blue ones (please write the name of the charity on it), it helps even more. Remember £1 gift aided adds an extra 20 pence or so, which all adds up.
Envelopes can be put in the collection plate any week, but one week each month all loose money goes to the chosen charity.
The work of the Charity Committee is wide ranging. We select Charities each year to receive the collection plate offerings over a 3 month period. The Charities are selected to give a balance between local, national and World wide causes, as well as secular and non-secular organisations.
We also react as necessary with special collections during times of crisis i.e. major disasters such as Floods or Earthquake's.
If you have a Charity that you actively support and would like us to consider, please contact the committee.Will you be a Filmbox Star?
This year the charity committee has been asked to do extra fundraising for our chosen charities. You already all give generously in your orange envelopes and once a month with loose money in the collection plate, and thank you for that. This will continue as usual. There are lots of raffles, coffee mornings and cake sales, so we thought we would try something else. We would like to give as many of you as feel able to have one, an empty film box. Would you then, please, put your spare change in it (silver if possible, but pound coins welcome too!). When it is full please return it to Maureen Brice or Audrey Bullock.
Making it easier for you to give
Some of you have commented that the organisation of Charity Sundays has not always allowed you to give to those charities that you wished.
You have asked for more notice of which charities are to be supported and more flexibility in the way that the system operates.
With the agreement of the PCC, we have developed the concept more into a “Charity of the Quarter ”.
In practice, this means that, as long as you clearly label your gift, we will accept contributions to the nominated charity in collections at any time during the 3 month period.
We hope that this development will help give you more flexibility in the organisation of your charitable giving.Back to Top
We have a list of well known Charities (not exhaustive but growing) including contact numbers and Web Site links, please take a look at the Charitable Organisations Links PageBack to Top
Ever wondered where to look if you have a problem and don't know where to turn, well, take a look at the Pastoral Care Links PageBack to Top