2020 Charity Nominations
Nominations for charities to be supported in 2020 should be sent to Kaye Lillycrop by 18th August.
Charities application form 2020
Have you ever nominated a charity that you would like St Mary’s to support?
Every year we ask the congregation to put forward a charity that they would like the Church to to consider supporting financially and through prayer. Sometimes these links even strengthen to include overseas visits to projects.
The process culminates in the PCC voting each September, for the following year, based on the list received. They choose one major recipient that we support for three years plus six or seven other charities which receive a one off grant.
Christian and secular charities are included with the following criteria in mind:
- A mixture of local, national and international charities.
- Emphasis on charities where we have a personal contact or link.
- Emphasis on charities which have limited sources of funds.
- Avoidance of duplication of charities serving similar needs.
- Mainly smaller charities rather than large national organisations.
- A bias towards, but not exclusively, Missionary Charities.
Currently we support:
Major charities CMS- Uganda, mission partner Nicci Maxwell 2019
The Children’s Society 2018
Minor Charities Christian Aid
Hamlin Fistula UK
Helen and Douglas House
London City Mission
The Princes Trust
If you haven’t nominated a charity before, do consider it if you know of one whose work you admire. There is a brief amount of information required to submit a request and after that no further work required though being a vocal advocate is desirable!
Printed copies of the application forms are in Church and an electronic version is on St Mary’s website. The closing date for nominations is 18/8/19.
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”.