2019 Charity Nominations
Nominations for charities to be supported in 2019 should be sent to Kaye Lillycrop by 12th August.
Charities application form 2019
2018 Charity Payments
The PCC voted the following charities for support in 2018:
Major Award: Our major charity for the next 3 years is The Children’s Society.
Minor Awards: Single (1-year) awards will also be made to:
- Christian Aid,
- Hamlin Fistula UK,
- Helen & Douglas House,
- The Princes Centre,
- Princes Risborough School Fund
- Via Ninos.
We are also continuing to support Gideon’s Trust (3-year major award made in 2017) and ROPE and CMS Uganda (Joint 3-year major award made in 2016)
Changes to 2018 Charity Payments
In July 2018, the PCC approved some proposed changes to the 2018 Charity Payments. Details are in the document: Charities Awards Update
Our new contact with CMS Uganda is Nicci Maxwell.
Nicci visited St Mary’s in June and you can listen to her talk again using the link below.
Our policy on Charitable Giving
We give 20% of our Gross income to selected charities before even considering the needs of our church. This is a significant amount, but we regard it as our highest priority to help those in need. In fact, it is the essence of our mission principle and puts into practice our motto “Sharing the Love of Christ with All”.
The charities are selected annually by the PCC, considering the relevance of each charity (e.g. missionary, small, local, linked to St Mary’s or a member of our congregation, etc). Each year we choose a small number of charities to get either a Minor Award or Major Award. Each Major Award is repeated for two more years, to give those charities some continuity, helping them to plan ahead.