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 income (£5,000 approx.) to charitable causes, both at home and abroad. Each year the PCC review the level of giving, and to whom they are donating.

In 2015 the following was given by the PCC from Church Funds:


Us (Formerly USPG)                           £340

Mission to Seafarers                          £340

Tear Fund                               £340

Christian Solidarity Worldwide    £340

Grass Roots                            £340


Church Army                            £340

St Wilfrid’s Hospice                   £340

Family Support Work                         £340

Bishop Luffa School                           £340

Arun Angels                             £340


We also raised money for the following in 2015:

The Children’s Society  –  £240 – from collection boxes, co-ordinated by Barbara Crew, plus £303.21 from the Christingle service.

Leprosy Mission  –  £90  –  collection organised by Brenda Bell

Diocesan Harvest Appeal  – £345.29 – proceeds of the Harvest Supper

British Red Cross – European Refugee Crisis Appeal – £692.50

Link for Hope Shoebox Appeal – 80 boxes delivered, plus £160. We also donated 50 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  –  £716.33 (£811.33 once gift aid is added) from a variety of events.

Snowdrop Trust – £1500 – raised at the Flower Festival


We are very grateful to Rev’d Colin Wood for volunteering to have oversight of our charitable giving. One or two of our chosen Charity partners have been invited to speak to the congregation during the morning service, giving information on what they do.

Trudi Kearsley (Treasurer)