"If I lack charity, I count for nothing"

At St John’s, most of our charitable giving is via collections taken throughout the year:

Christian Aid

St John's supports Christian Aid throughout the year, as well as during Christian Aid Week. The Christian Aid Team organises and promotes various fundraising events, in collaboration with the Together churches. These include our annual Forth Bridge Sponsored Walk, Marmalade Markets, carol singing and concerts.

Chosen Charities 2010/2011

These are the charities we are supporting this year:

Advent Carol Service
28 November 2010 Tools for Self Reliance
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
19 December 2010(?) The Samaritans
Christingle Service
24 December 2010 TBC
Charity Sundays 2011
30th January
(Homelessness Sunday)
6th March Network Rwanda
19th June L'Arche, Leith
30th October Cederville Palliative Care Centre, South Africa

Choosing which charities to support

Around August, the Charity Committee makes suggestions for the following year's charitable donations. These suggestions are then submitted to the Vestry for their approval. So how does the Charity Committee choose who to support?

A great deal of thought goes into the charities we choose, with the hope that they will appeal to the congregation and be well supported. We do not always get it right – but we certainly try!

Winifred Wyse, Charity Committee Convenor