Charitable Giving

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

(2nd letter to Corinthians, chap9, verse 7)

Giving to charity lies at the heart of discipleship and it is something which we take seriously at St Michael's. The Salisbury Diocese has a close link with the Church in South Sudan and has supported the work of that Church over the past years, particularly during the time of the civil war there when Christians in the South suffered badly. Sheila Soper, formerly one of the ministry team at St Michael's and now an active member of the Diocesan Sudan Committee has been able to visit and work in the Sudan on a number of occasions and St Michael's has provided part of the funding for that. In addition we have been able to support a local youth project, Wells for India, and other charities.

 

Charitable Giving 2015

Details

Amount

£

Diocesan Sudan Fund 653
The REEF 245
Routes to Roots - Local charity for the homeless 217
SOLARAID 386
Shelterbox 486
Church Urban Fund 1,220
CRISIS 433
Children's Society 1,450
Miscellaneous 59
Free or reduced charged use of Church Centre for charities 750
TOTAL 5,899
 

 

Charitable Giving 2014

Details

Amount

£

Diocesan Sudan Fund 413
Christian Aid Sudan Appeal 455
Routes to Roots - Local charity for the homeless 412
Present Aid - Gift in lieu of giving Christmas cards 77
Gift to Karika Diocese in Sudan 717
Wimborne Deanery Sudan Project 725
DEC Ebola appeal 391
Children's Society 1,603
Free or reduced charged use of Church Centre for charities 1,000
TOTAL 5,793

 

Charitable Giving - 2013

Details

Amount
£

Coffee morning for Open the Book 108
Donations to The Reef Community Youth Project 641
Children's Society Boxes and Fund Raising 1,094
Sudan Fund 303
Wimborne Deanery Sudan/Rotary Project 263
Philippines Disaster Appeal 344
Wayfinders Mosquito nets project 601
Free or reduced charged use of Church Centre for charities 1,000
Total to date 4,354

 

Charitable Giving - 2012

Details Amount
£     
Direct Support to Christians in the Sudan 3,519
Salisbury Diocese Sudan Fund 588
Colehill and Wimborne Youth  Centre (The Reef) 530
Wells for India 614
Children's Society 1,091
Guides and Rangers Fund Raising for Charity 500
Free or concessionary use of Church Centre for Charities 1,000
   
TOTAL 7,842
Percentage of total income 7.3%

 


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