How we help others
As followers of Jesus we try to lend a helping hand where and when we can. Lots of our church folk are volunteers and fundraisers for charities and other good causes.
We also give away gifts as a church. Apart from the money we need to keep our church life going we use our resources to help others. Here are some of the things we do:
When disaster strikes somewhere in the world – a flood, a tsunami, an earthquake – the Disasters Emergency Committee will launch a special appeal. We collect money to help them send emergency aid.
Christian Aid Week
Every year in May we support the churches’ street collection in Wilmslow for Christian Aid. This charity runs projects helping people of all faiths and none, in South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia to improve their lives. In 2018 the churches in Wilmslow raised almost £16,000 for Christian Aid.
Churches Together in Wilmslow Harvest Appeals
In the autumn we donate towards a churches Harvest Appeal. This year we have raised money for MuCAARD, a small charity based in the Philippines which works to reduce tension between Christians and Muslims by tackling rural poverty.
These joint annual appeals have been going since 1997 and each one usually raises about £6000.
We always support three church charities. These are currently East Cheshire Hospice’s ‘Hospice at Home’ service, The Clink (a training restaurant at Styal Prison) and pastoral worker Sharon Rees from Llanfair Church, in South Wales.
Supporting Rainbow Haven
We also regularly send food, clothing, toiletries and other donations such as toys and games at Christmas to Rainbow Haven asylum seeker and migrant centre in East Manchester.