The Mission Giving committee met in October 2018 to consider which organisations to support with donation and prayer in the coming year.  The PCC approved the recommendations at its meeting on 3rd December.  The annual amount to support mission work was determined to be £5000.  Donations of £1600 had already been made to Bishop Mark’s appeal for refugees so there was £3400 to be distributed between the approved organisations.  The cheques were sent off in December with letters of support, many have responded already with their thanks.

 


Updates on our Giving

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Sharon Wilcox – Ecuador (January 2019)

 

 

 

 

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CRM 2019 UPDATE

The Mission Giving Committee

The Mission Giving Committee comprises: The Incumbent, a member of the PCC and two other members of the congregation

Current Committee Members are:

  • Ruth Jepson (Chair)
  • The Incumbent
  • Alison Evans
  • Julie Marlow
  • Janet Annis

 


Offering

From the Benefactors

We receive many appreciative letters of thanks, including the following comments:

LifeCentre

“Your kind gift will ensure that survivors of rape and sexual abuse receive the support and counselling that they need, regardless of their financial position.”

 

Family Support Work

“These funds will directly support families by meeting part of the salary costs of one of our professional support workers in the Diocese.”

 

Christian Mission Society

“Your support is enabling Sharon Wilcox to step out in mission, seeking to bring hope to the people and communities she serves in Ecuador”.

 

Christian Resource Ministries

“Thank you for all you do for us in Africa”.

Bishop M. Dimba

 

 

The parish also supports: 
  • Christian Aid through door to door collections in May each year.  A huge ‘thank you’ to every one for their support last year.  Collections in our parish totalled £2287.17 – A M A Z I N G!! 
  • The Church of England Children’s Society through collection boxes and Christingle services

Giving Events and Focus in 2019


We have a schedule of visiting speakers throughout the year to provide you with an opportunity to see what is being done and meet some of the key people involved

 

MISSION GIVING 2019 CALENDAR OF FOCUS

January

CHRISTIAN RESOURCE MINISTRIES

https://christianresourceministries.wordpress.com

Spreading the Christian message in outlying areas and running an orphanage in Malawi.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY

https://www.cms-uk.org

Supporting our Mission Partner, Sharon Wilcox on her second assignment in Ecuador working with children with severe learning disabilities.

February

Speaker 10th February

FEBA

Working with partners broadcasting hope and encouragement to persecuted Christian believers, providing radio communications as a critical resource for disaster affected communities, sharing key health education messages across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

https://www.feba.org.uk/

March

INTERNATIONAL NEPAL FELLOWSHIP

A Christian mission serving the physical and spiritual needs of the Nepali people 

https://www.inf.org/

April

 

MUSTARD SEED APPEAL

Archbishop Justin Welby’s appeal supporting Just Finance (subsidiary of Church Urban Fund) in helping people find ways out of financial distress by building their financial capability and providing relevant support and signposting to self-help and services, acting to influence and reshape national and local structures and systems so that they better reflect the needs and interests of low-income households.

https://www.justfinancefoundation.org.uk/mustard-seed-appeal/

May

Door to door collections

13-19 May

CHRISTIAN AID

http://www.christianaid.org.uk

Working in partnership with churches, individuals and local organisations in communities worldwide, supporting people of all faiths and none to rise out of poverty.

June

Speaker TBA

 WORTHING4REFUGEES

A group of local Christians who have a vision for the Worthing area to be a place of welcome, safety, integration and justice for refugees.  

http://worthing4refugees.org.uk/

July

MERCY SHIPS

Deploying hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need.

https://www.mercyships.org.uk/

August

LIFECENTRE

UK based charity that supports male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse of all ages with a national helpline and a counselling team based in Sussex.

https://lifecentre.uk.com

September

Collection of food/toiletries at our Harvest services

Diocesan Harvest Appeal

FAMILY SUPPORT WORK

Supporting children and families through difficult times in their lives including low income and poverty; mental or physical ill health; disability; learning difficulties; school non-attendance and exclusion; bereavement; family break-up and domestic abuse.

https://www.familysupportwork.org/

DIOCESAN HARVEST APPEAL

Helping our partner Dioceses in East and West Africa, Guinea, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Cameroon, Kenya. Project to provide food, security and to develop training.

http://www.chichester.anglican.org/2018-harvest-appeal/

October

Box opening 

CHURCH OF ENGLAND CHILDREN’S SOCIETY

Helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk

November

THROUGH THE ROOF

Changing the lives of disabled people around the world and helps others to change lives too.  Wanting to see everyone valued equally, fully belong, and able to contribute their gifts and skills.

https://www.throughtheroof.org/

December

CHURCH HOMELESS TRUST

Supporting homeless people for over 130 years through Christian values of care-giving and philanthropy, working closely with homelessness schemes and churches to create communities dedicated to ending homelessness.

https://www.churchhomelesstrust.org.uk/