Lent and Giving 2021
As well as holding a version of our usual Service for Ash Wednesday, and running the parish Lent Course, both of which are necessarily online this year, we want to focus during Lent upon our charitable giving.
Giving is part of our faith and mission both as individuals and as a church and we give:
- to show our gratitude for what God has given us
- to help God’s work
- to help those in need
We have historically given 10% of our parish income onwards to other charities but this has become more challenging over the years and last year we had a charity gift day; people were very generous and PCC were then able to top up the money raised so that we were still able to give 10%. This year we are offering the opportunity to do something similar during Lent.
You can support our external giving online, using Give A Little (Gift Aid option included); you can follow the link, or scan the QR code with an internet-capable mobile telephone or tablet, or if giving by cheque is easier for you, then please contact Beverley.
The Charities we support (and the proportion of our giving that goes to each) are as set out below.
|Charity||Percentage of our Giving||Brief Description|
|Family Support Work||20%||supporting families in need in Sussex|
|St Augustine’s School||20%||our village primary school|
|St Peter & St James||20%||local hospice care|
|Wheels for the World||8%||refurbishing wheelchairs for use in developing countries|
|Tearfund||8%||training and education in Cambodia|
|Open Doors||8%||supporting persecuted Christians worldwide|
|CHEC||4%||Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre|
|Off the Fence||4%||supporting the homeless in Brighton|
|The Haven||4%||supporting those going through a crisis pregnancy|
|Trussel Trust||4%||Haywards Heath food bank|
More information about these charities we support can be found in our Mission Giving 2020‒21 pdf file.