Charities

Charities Introduction
Helping to transform the world - The aim of the PCC's 'Transformation Group' is to enable our church community to engage more fully with the community around us in the love and welcome of God. We do this through supporting local, national and international charities as well as encouraging the congregation in the many ways they reach out to others through work, community and family. We also plan local outreach events such as carol singing and giving away mince pies in Victoria station at Christmas.

The Transformation group is always thinking of ways to connect with our parish. As a sign of God’s love in the community we also plan local outreach events such as Maundy Thursday shoe shining in Victoria station. We are a collection point for the Westminster Food bank. We also hold various social events and will do so again when it is possible.

Charity support
Congregational giving to charity - Each year St Peter’s supports the work of at least three charities with links to our congregation. As well as holding social fundraising events for these charities we donate 10% of donations given to the church from stewardship and church collections - following the most ancient pattern of giving to those in need from the Sunday collection. We do this out of recognising our responsibility to give generously to others.
Christmas Charities
Christmas Charities - St Peter’s also supports three charities during the Christmas season. The Christmas charities we are supporting at St Peter's in 2021 are Young Minds, The Children's Society and Kids for Kids.

All our Christingle donations (including those from school) will be given to The Children's Society.
Charity Support in 2021
2021 Charities - This year 2021 St Peter’s is supporting the Xavier Project and The Passage.

The Xavier Project - The Xavier Project offers support to refugee children in East Africa and has been recommended by our verger Callum. They aim to increase access to quality education delivered in a safe space for refugee children. By working in solidarity with community-run organisations and schools, they successfully deliver pioneering programmes to thousands of students across East Africa. This is achieved through school sponsorship, scholarship programmes and extra-curricular activities that enhance children’s learning opportunities in urban and settlement settings. Their website is here.

The Passage - St Peter’s has a long time connection with The Passage. Each year we, along with St Peter’s school, give a harvest donation of food and clothing and several people from our congregation regularly volunteer with The Passage. Their vision is to offer welcome, dignity and respect whilst providing homeless people with support to transform their own lives. They do this through running London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre helping up to 200 men and women each day. They offer professional advice and help according to the client’s need with the overall goal of supporting people out of homelessness. Their website is here.
Welcome Churches
Welcome Churches and Welcome Boxes - St Peter’s is part of the Welcome Churches Network in Britain, churches actively welcoming and reaching out to asylum seekers and refugees. And Welcome Boxes, a befriending ministry, is an integral part of this ministry. Volunteers from the church community at St Peter's are trained as befriends who visit refugees and help them find support and friendship. We are pleased to receive new practical items like toiletries, hats and gloves, toys, small household items, mobile phones and Oyster Cards. We also gratefully receive donations of money towards this work.

It has been a joy meeting people from around the world and helping them to feel welcome in their new home. We have 15 visitors from St Peter’s and have visited over 30 people from a multitude of countries. We host regular social events where people come together for fun and mutual support. The greatest aspect of Welcome Boxes is our focus on building friendships. It is our hope that Welcome Boxes will continue to grow as it seeks to respond to the ever-increasing need to welcome refugees as Christ has welcomed us.

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For more information, to offer support or to join as a volunteer, contact the Priest Missioner - Revd Julie Khovacs:

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or phone 07540 418623

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