Donations to All Saints’
We rely heavily on the generosity of the congregation for the financial support for the church. If you would like to donate, please use one of the following forms and return to Richard Holman c/o the Parish Office.
Standing Order Form – right click to download (and select ‘save as’) – a form to enable you to set up a monthly payment from your bank to the church.
Gift Aid Declaration Form – right click to download (and select ‘save as’) with notes – should be completed to accompany any one off payment to enable the church to reclaim any tax from the government.
Parish Action was launched at the start of 2006. It set out its purpose to:
“Ensure that we in the parish are aware of the social issues locally and globally and that we take practical action to help address these issues.”
Its objectives are:
In many churches the equivalent committee is a ‘spending department’ rather than a ‘revenue raising department’. Parish Action’s approach is a bit different – we set out to raise the 10% of the church’s income, and to give it to our charities, rather than taking money from the church’s already stretched budgets.
In addition to raising money, Parish Action aims to ensure we are aware of social issues locally and globally and that we take practical action to help address these issues, assisting individuals and communities in transforming and improving their current situations.
We currently have five chosen charities who all strive to improve the situations of the people they support. All organisations have links to people in the congregation, and many are locally based. We also encourage and support fund-raising for many other charities including the Bishops Lent Appeal.
Parish Action announces charities it will support from 2018 – 2020
A big thank you to everyone who completed the Parish Action survey. We have reviewed your comments and are now pleased to announce our chosen charities for 2018 – 2020. We will continue to support Vulindlela Guardians (final 3 year term); Glassdoor, Christian Aid and the Bishop’s Lent appeal. Our new chosen charity is Regenerate; an excellent Putney-based charity focusing on serving children, young people and their families. Look out for more information about Regenerate’s great work in the new year.
The plan for 2018 to 2020 is therefore:
Glass Door (West London Churches Homeless Concern) – January to March Parish Action is running the night shelter on a Monday night for 12 weeks from January to March. Raising money and awareness for the charity.
Bishop’s Lent Appeal – Lent Parish Action will run a fund raising campaign to make a donation to the Bishop’s Appeal – using the Lent lunches in both churches to raise awareness about the appeal.
Christian Aid – May Parish Action will organise the street collection and fund raising events, including the popular car wash, and awareness raising for CA.
Vulindlela Guardians – June/July Parish Action will run a fund raising campaign including Parish Picnic. If you would like to sponsor a child please click https://mydonate.bt.com/events/vulindlelaguardians2017
Regenerate Regenerate works with young people and families in Roehampton and other estates across the capital, helping to transform lives and communities from the inside out.
Funds raised by charity 2016
Christian Aid – £4,292
Vulindlela Guardians – £23,594
Glassdoor – £9,329
Homestart Wandsworth – £3,790
Hestia – £8,037
Parish Fairer Share – £12,000
UNICEF – £3,000
BHF – 1,839
Bishop’s Lent Appeal – £1,539
British Red Cross – £589
Emergency fund for 2017 (Grenfell & Rohingy) – £2,000
Others – £2,920
What can you do?
We hope you all will learn about the organisations we support and the issues they face by giving time for volunteer programmes with your skills and practical support.
The Charities we Support
Christian Aid has more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to address the root causes of poverty through integrated development and humanitarian programming, policy and advocacy work. Christian Aid uses their expertise to deliver innovative and sustainable results in 39 countries.
We focus on individuals, their needs and aspirations. By getting alongside individuals they have a more profound effect on communities. Most of the people they help go on to help others, even if by just providing hope or a more positive role model for those around them. This type of change makes a longer term impact to the fabric of the community, it’s not just a quick fix.
The human touch.We connect better with those who need support. There is no fixed approach. We don’t give up on them.
Regenerate partner with various groups, churches and organisations, some of these are: Roehampton University Student Union, Wandsworth Public Health service, Catch 22, Regenerate-Rise, Liquid Connection, Heart for Romania, the Doddington Roof Garden Committee, and people from various churches including St Mary’s & All Saints Putney, St Michaels Southfields, C3 Church London, Rainbow Church Edmonton and Roehampton Methodist Church.
Regenerate is a registered charity and company Ltd by guarantee. We receive funding through individual donors, Churches and Trusts and Companies such as Children in Need, the Jack Petchy foundation and Church Urban Fund. We have also received funding from the Home Office and the Public health service.
Bishop’s Lent Appeal
Parish Action will run a fund raising campaign to make a donation to the Bishop’s Appeal – using the Lent lunches in both churches to raise awareness about the appeal.
Sponsor a Child Appeal
Vulindlela Guardians is run by volunteers in Bulawayo and is supported by our parish and Rotary Worldwide. We pay school fees for children who have nobody to pay for their education. Our feeding scheme means that the children will not go to school with empty tummies while food is scarce in Zimbabwe.
Our parish has raised money for hundreds of Aids orphans to go to school in Bulawayo over the past 9 years. These are children who have one or no parents living and who cannot afford school fees. They come together at the Vulindlela Centre in Bulawayo where social worker, Patricia Tshabalala provides a place for them to do homework and use the small library. With the drought in recent years there is widespread hunger in Matabeleland, so last year we introduced a feeding scheme, whereby the children are given ePap, a nutritional, easy-to-prepare porridge by volunteers at the centre. This has been a great success.
Ang Dales from our Parish went to Bulawayo in April and met Patricia and children – she was touched and inspired by Patricia’s dedication and the wonderful community spirit . Before their meal, the children joined hands in a big circle to say their prayer of thanks, and to sing together.
Patricia gave Ang a letter to everyone in the parish, saying ‘Thank you for the love, care and support you give to the children and all of us, giving hope and strength to go on. May the good Lord bless you !’
School fees for a child for a year are £90 and it costs £50 to feed a child for a year on Epap. Every little helps ! To donate, click on this link
Glass Door (Formerly West London Churches Homeless Concern)
Glass Door relieves poverty among street homeless people in West London by providing accommodation, advice and support. Each winter since 1999, churches of different denominations in West London have provided the venues for night shelters. Many other churches provide financial and in-kind support.
Every night in winter, 2 churches in West London open their doors to 35 homeless people. They are given dinner and a warm space in which to sleep. The night shelter at St Mary’s Church is now open and will welcome guests every Monday night until Easter.
For more information go to http://www.glassdoor.org.uk/
Email contact : Clemancy Gordon-Martin