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 2019 - April 2020

       

MONTH

THEME & ISSUE

CHARITY/IES

 

 

 

May-19

GLOBAL POVERTY

Christian Aid

 

 

 

Jun-19

WATERLOO FESTIVAL CHARITY

ReIGNITE

 

 

 

Jul-19

LOCAL REFUGEES AND INCLUSION/HOMELESSNESS

Hibiscus Initiatives / Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers / London City Mission

 

 

 

Aug-19

INCLUSION / LOCAL

AKT / Aphasia Reconnect

 

 

 

Sep-19

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

National Forest / Tools for Self-Reliance / Suited and Booted

 

 

 

Oct-19

UGANDA CHARITIES

Food for Schools / Oasis Children’s Home Uganda / Sekamuli women & children’s project aka Sekamuli Community Association  

 

 

 

Nov-19

HOMELESSNESS

ROBES

 

 

 

Dec-19

ENVIRONMENT & TREE PLANTING

Climate Stewards

 

 

 

Jan-20

GLOBAL POVERTY/ REFUGEES

USPG

 

 

 

Feb-20

INCLUSION / GLOBAL

Mission to Seafarers / The Bible Society / Inclusive Church 

 

 

 

Mar-20

POVERTY & INCLUSION

Bishop's Lent Appeal

 

 

 

Apr-20

ENVIRONMENT

Operation Noah/ ARC Amphibian and Reptile Conservation / Rewilding Britain

 

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