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.
Electronic Giving Form – right click to download (and select ‘save as’) – if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader v8 or later, you can download and fill in this form electronically. It combines a Gift Aid Form with a Parish Records Form and Standing Order information.
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 six 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.
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.
Formerly Wandsworth Women’s Aid, Hestia has been supporting women and children fleeing from domestic violence for over 37 years. They manage three refuge houses in Wandsworth employing six full time and two part time staff, and they provide a comprehensive programme of support for the residents and their children. WWA has a turnover of about £400k and there are opportunities to volunteer to help renovate, decorate and improve their houses and gardens.
If you are interested in volunteering at one of the Wandsworth refuges, or would like to donate good quality clothes and toys, please contact Kate Innes.
All Saints’ Contact:
Kate Innes at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary’s Contact:
Phoebe Bennett at email@example.com
Home Start Wandsworth
Home Start Wandsworth – is a local charity which supports 28 families at present all of whom are facing a difficult period of time because of illness, disability, bereavement or social isolation. Each family receives a volunteer visitor once a week to help support the family. It has many volunteering opportunities either working directly with a family or supporting those that do. It has a turnover of about £35k.
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 will open again in November 2016 and will welcome guests every Monday night until Easter.
For more information go to http://www.glassdoor.org.uk/
Email contact : Clemancy Gordon-Martin