Mission Giving

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.  Matthew 25:35-36

Prior to the pandemic St Michael's donated 15% of its income to charities nominated by members of the congregation with additional appeals run during Lent and at Harvest. Like 2020, 2021 was obviously different. Income from lettings of the church premises was hit hard by the pandemic and other sources of funding have also been affected.

The PCC therefore took the decision to allocate the sum of £1250 to mission and to ask the Mission Giving Committee to decide how to allocate this money. They decided to split the money equally between three charities:-

New Hope

The Leprosy Mission

USPG

MIssion Giving 2022

The Lent Appeal raised £3,775 including gift aid for the Friends of St Anne’s Hospital, Liuli.

This year’s Harvest Appeal will be given to the Chiltern Foodbank, based in Chesham, which is supported by the nationwide charity, The Trussell Trust. This is seen to be particularly relevant at harvest and we are aware that gifts of money are especially appreciated at this time, albeit that many food donations are also given by local schools, churches and communities. Cash donations enable the Foodbank to sustain and assist the needy through the months when there are fewer food gifts.