Each year the Chapter donates a percentage of the planned giving that we receive from the Cathedral congregation
These funds are givien to those groups, charities and projects that are recommended to us by the congregation or who approach us directly for help. The Mission Allocation Group seeks a good balance amongst those we support and use the ‘Five Marks of Mission’ as a guide to help with this.
The Five Marks of Mission are:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth
The allocation from last year was £26,900; 10% has been kept in reserve to enable us to respond to emergency appeals.
For this year £24,210 has been allocated to eight charities in shares of £3,026.25 each:
United Society – Partners in the Gospel: an Anglican mission society supporting churches around the world in their mission to bring fullness of life to the communities they share.
Bibles for Wandsworth Prison
In response to a request from the Chaplaincy at HMP Wandsworth (prison) via Theo Shaw, Diocesan Public Policy Research Officer. Chaplain: Kenneth Wilkin.
Alf Dubs Children’s Fund
Safe Passage exists to help unaccompanied child refugees and vulnerable adults to find safe, legal routes to sanctuary.
Nepal Leprosy Trust / Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital, Nepal
Rescuing children with Leprosy, earthquake relief support. The latest newsletter from the NLT can be found here
London HIV Chaplaincy
Primary purpose: to help people live with the complexity of HIV, especially those who have been damaged/abused by faith communities.
Practical help worldwide. Technology challenging poverty, past present and future.
Working in Western Kenya in partnership with local churches to bring spiritual, social, economic and environmental change to communities in the name of Jesus.
Helping the homeless and vunerable around London Bridge and Borough. The latest newsletter can be read here.