The parish supports a number of Christian organisations through donation, prayer and focus throughout the year. The parish supports only organisations which are overtly Christian, doing their work in Our Lord’s name. We have a monthly calendar of focus with displays in both churches and articles in the Goring Parish News. Members of the congregation are encouraged to put forward suitable organisations and the final choice is often a difficult one, selecting from so many worthwhile organisations. The amount of money to be donated is determined by a formula approved by the PCC.

 

In December 2017 a total of £1,422 was allocated amongst eight organisations

 


Updates on our Giving

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Sharon Wilcox – Ecuador (February 2018)
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Imara – Uganda Newsletter (February 2018)

 

 

 

 


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 Rev’d George Butler
  • 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

I want to thank you for a such gift of £285. Surely this will go a long way to the expenditure of running Maoni Orphanage.

 

The parish also supports: 
  • Christian Aid through door to door collections in May; 
  • The Church of England Children’s Society through collection boxes and Christingle services;
  • Contributing this year to Bishop Mark’s appeal towards the cost of a caseworker engaging with destitute refugees based in Sussex. We hope to have a speaker in July to tell us more about this work with refugees. 

Giving Events and Focus in 2018


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

 

In 2018 we have arranged the following at the 9.30am services at St Mary’s:

  • Sunday 11th February: we shall be showing a video the work undertaken by Bishop Dimba and his team in Malawi at the Maoni orphanage (Christian Resource Ministries)
  • Sunday 22nd April: Colin Osborne, Treasurer of The Leprosy Mission UK and a member of the Leprosy Mission’s international board will give a talk
  • July (date to be confirmed): a speaker from Bishop Mark’s appeal for refugees
  • Sunday 14th October: a speaker from Tearfund, details to be confirmed

 

MISSION GIVING 2018 CALENDAR OF FOCUS

January/February

Video 11th February

CHRISTIAN RESOURCE MINISTRIES

https://christianresourceministries.wordpress.com

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

March

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.

April

Speaker 22nd April

THE LEPROSY MISSION

http://www.leprosymission.org.uk

An international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients.

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

 

IZULU ORPHAN PROJECTS

https://izuluorphanprojects.co.za

Serving, educating and providing for orphans and HIV infected widows with children through family-centred, community-focused care.

July

Speaker 8th  or 15th July

 

BISHOP MARK’S APPEAL

https://www.facebook.com/brightonvoicesinexile

Our parish is contributing towards the cost of a Sussex caseworker with Voices In Exile to engage with destitute refugees and provide vital support for refugees who are based in Sussex.   

August

LIFECENTRE

https://lifecentre.uk.com

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.

September

Collection of food/toiletries at our Harvest services

WORTHING CHURCHES HOMELESS PROJECTS

http://www.wchp.org.uk

Supporting and re-building lives of homeless people in Worthing.

October

Speaker 14th October

TEARFUND  (WATER PROJECTS)

https://www.tearfund.org

Ensuring people have a safe and reliable water source; if possible a clean source nearby, like a spring, failing this, purifying an impure source.

November

Box opening

Saturday 3rd November

CHURCH OF ENGLAND CHILDREN’S SOCIETY

http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk

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

December

Toy Service at St Laurence’s

25th November

CHICHESTER DIOCESAN ASSN FOR FAMILY SUPPORT WORK

http://familysupportwork.org/

Assisting families within our Diocese through their food bank and toy bank in Brighton and local support workers.