Our church supports a number of different charities, each year, as agreed by the PCC. We have a ‘Charity of the Month’ each month and often stage social events which double as fundraisers for these charities.

Charity of the month
For  2023 we will be supporting the following charities with fundraising activities:

February – USPG India Project (international, health and education)

March – Bishop’s Lent Appeal (various international, national and local charities)

April – Christians Against Poverty (local, justice, humanitarian)

May – Christian Aid (International, justice and humanitarian)

June – Princess Alice Hospice (local, health, education)

July – Diocesan Zimbabwe link (Matabeleland) (international, health, education, spirituality)

September – ABCD in Bethlehem (international health and education)

October – Oxygen and Street Pastors (local, health and education)

December – Children’s Society and Welcare

And from time to time, we have further collections, such as for the international refugee crisis.

We hope to support a varied range of causes.

Practical action

Every Christmas, St Andrew and St Mark coordinate a lunch for those who are vulnerable or would find themselves otherwise on their own. Last Christmas we hosted this Christmas lunch at the church hall at St Mark’s.