Charitable Giving

Charitable giving is an important part of life at St Thomas à Becket’s. The PCC has a policy of donating approximately 5% of its unrestricted income (£4,000 approx.) to charitable causes, both at home and abroad. Each year the PCC review the amount they are proposing to give taking into account the level of unrestricted income, and to whom they are donating.

In 2019 the following was given by the PCC from Church Funds:

Christian Solidarity Worldwide   £310

Family Support Work                  £310

Grass Roots                               £310

Mission to Seafarers                  £310 + £50 from special collection

Nyewood Infants School            £250

Nyewood Junior School             £250

Shelter Box                                £310

Tear Fund                                   £310

The Bible Society                       £310

The Church Army                       £310

Woodlarks                                   £310


We also raised money for the following in 2019:

Leprosy Mission  –  £80 from collection organised by Brenda Bell

Link for Hope Shoebox Appeal – 70 boxes delivered, plus £210. We also donated 120 knitted blankets, large quantities of new knitted garments plus lots of hats, gloves, scarves etc, contributed by Knit and Natter Group and others.

Christian Aid  –  £1000.26 (£1125.91 once gift aid is added) from a variety of events + £115 from special collections and £400 from half of the Christmas collections.

The Children’s Society  –  £592.37, made up from £405.80 from collection boxes co-ordinated by Barbara Crew plus £186.57 from the Christingle service