"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

Christian AidSt 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.

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