PCC Outward Giving

St John’s Charities of the Month

In response to a request by the PCC, we have set up an on-going framework for the distribution of St John’s charitable giving, roughly 10% of the parish’s net income. We asked the congregation to nominate charities whose work supported the environment, refugees, the homeless and those in poverty as well as an inclusive society. We particularly wanted to help small charities and to ensure that the focus was mainly on global projects.

The Stained Glass Window by French artist Odilon Redon depicts a church window framing the landscape and sky outside. It seems there is nothing, not even glass, separating the window seen from the inside and the exterior landscape. Instead the fusion between the church structure and the world outside creates something unique: a work of art.

We offer this picture as a prayer for St John’s Charities of the Month. May our church and our world come together to create a thing of beauty.

St John’s Environment & Social Justice Committee April 2018.

 

St John’s Charities of the Month May 2018 - April 2019

       

MONTH

THEME & ISSUE

CHARITY/IES

     

May-18

GLOBAL POVERTY

Christian Aid

   

 

Jun-18

FESTIVAL / HOMELESSNESS

Webber Street / Cardboard Citizens / Museum of Homelessness

     

Jul-18

LOCAL REFUGEES

Safe Passage UK / English for Action / Harvest for Hope

     

Aug-18

INCLUSION / LOCAL

Three faiths forum / Action for trans health / Suited and Booted

     

Sep-18

ENVIRONMENT

Climate Stewards

   

 

Oct-18

POVERTY

Franciscan Aid / Chicks / Mary's Meals

     

Nov-18

HOMELESSNESS

ROBES

   

 

Dec-18

ENVIRONMENT & TREE PLANTING

Woodland Trust / Trees for Cities

     

Jan-19

GLOBAL / POVERTY/ REFUGEES

USPG

   

 

Feb-19

INCLUSION / GLOBAL

Amos trust / Home Leone

     

Mar-19

POVERTY & INCLUSION

Bishop's Lent Appeal

   

 

Apr-19

ENVIRONMENT

Hubbub / Water Aid / Greenpeace

 

           

 St John’s Outward Giving in 2018 from Historic Funds

£1,000

     Tools for Self Reliance

Provides men and women with tools and training to live sustainably

£1,000

     Manna Society

Homeless support near London Bridge

£1,000

     Save the Children

Saving children and transforming futures

£1,000

     Food for Schools

Feeding poor children and orphans & creating an eco-friendly kitchen in Luwero, Uganda

£1,000

     John Paul Retreats

Supporting bereaved families

£1,000

     Evolve housing & support

Homelessness in south London

£1,000

     Why me

Champions the cause for greater access for victims of crime to restorative justice

£1,000

     Oasis Children's Home

Providing a home for abandoned children on the streets of Kampala

£1,000

     The Forgiveness project

Sharing stories of forgiveness to build hope, empathy & understanding

£1,000

     War Child

Protecting, educating and standing up for the rights of children in war

£500

     Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Provides children in sub-Saharan Africa with deworming tablets

£500

     Mission to Seafarers

Monitors seafarers' issues & welfare- piracy, kidnap, abandonment, isolation…

£500

     CCODE

Empowering poor in Malawi to change their lives & enhance living conditions

£380

     Climate Stewards

Helping you to offset unavoidable carbon emissions

£1,000

     School Floor

Finishing the school house and community centre in Luwero, Uganda

£1,200

     Toilet Twinning

Saving lives…one toilet at a time

£4,100

     USPG

Working with churches in the Anglican communion to live out the Good News

£3,000

     Christian Aid

Standing together. For dignity. For equality. For justice.