This section describes St Luke’s PCC’s and the congregation’s charitable giving at Home and Overseas.
Information on Charities which St Luke’s supported in 2020
The above donations include the second year of a five year cycle of support planned to be £9,500 per year for the charities listed directly below plus £500 pa for a Travel Award.
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- All Saints Church, Marondera, Harare, Zimbabwe
St Luke’s has had a relationship with this Parish church and community for many years and, with assistance from the Diocese of Rochester, we have resumed sending financial support after a hiatus caused by the problems sufferred by the Anglican Communion in the Diocese of Harare. During 2020 we were able to assist the Church to purchase £2,000 of Food Parcels for the neediest families in the parish.
This international charity works to give justice and hope to people who feel they are forgotten. Such as Street Children ; those in Palestine and Gaza; and Communities in Nicaragua and India. Peter Ashwell is the St Luke’s Champion for this charity.
This charity, founded in 1993 and based in England acts as an inter-denominational Christian aid agency chanelling money from Christians to Christians (which will benefit all faiths) through locally established Christian churches and organisations in 50 countries. Peter Ashwell is the St Luke’s Champion for this charity.
This charity has enabled over 1.4 million girls to be educated in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi. It also helps girls to reach their full potential by securing livelihoods and becoming leaders of change in their communities and countries. Valerie Caton is the St Luke’s Champion for this charity.
John Mills is St Luke’s CMS Champion who receives regular letters from our Mission Partners working in Bengaluru, India.
Is a local Christian-based charity that offers our young people an ear to listen to their worries and concerns about growing up in our and their turbulent worlds. Peter Ashwell is the St Luke’s Champion for this charity.
Is a local charity that offers professional support to people needing to talk through personal problems. Mary Wright is a practicing Trustee and St Luke’s champion for this charity.
This local charity explains to people with financial problems how to go about getting back on an even keel. Laurence Pearce is St Luke’s champion for this charity.
In 2020 the PCC also subvented £1,200 to the MOG Committee for ad hoc donations and the Committee supported:
From time to time MOG Ctee support appeals. In 2020, support was given to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic
In addition to the PCC’s committed giving scheme and via the MOG Committee, St Luke’s congregation donates to a different charity for each month, and for special events (such as Lent Boxes or Christian Aid Week) and directly. In 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in the closure of the church and this meant that St Luke’s regular monthly Giving was interrupted. However, not shown in the chart below is support of £1,902 which was donated to 21 charities through the Lent Boxes scheme in March and April and £2,500 which was donated to Christian Aid as the congregation and others supported a week-long “Sleep Out” during a chilly Christian Aid Week in May.
St Luke’s has participated in the annual Christian Aid Week each May for many years to support this UK charity to eradicate Poverty in the world.
Our other giving was to the following charities – delivering aid Overseas – in one of the ways described above:
This charity is a missionary arm of the Anglican Church, founded over 160 years ago and now with a presence in over 200 ports throughout the world, it provides spiritual and physical well being for seafarers.
This independent charity, founded in 1981, supports refugees and asylum seekers to resettle and build new lives in the UK.
In 2020, the following charities – delivering aid at Home in the UK – were supported by the congregation in one of the ways described above:
This local charity is dedicated to preserving Kent’s churches and helping maintain them in good condition. St Luke’s participates in the annual Ride and Stride fund raising event.
This local charity supports those who are looking to recover from drugs and/or alcohol abuse, as well as supporting their families. There are houses to help addicts to reintegrate and resettle in society.
The Bridge Trust has been supporting single homeless people in West Kent since 1991. It helps people with advice, accommodation and support and provides housing to the homeless.