Christian Aid 2022

 

St. John’s Church

Higham With Merston

Registered Charity No. 1169926

 

  

Dear Parishioner


 CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2022 – 15-21 MAY

 

In 2021, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we were only able to hold a collection for Christian Aid in line with Government restrictions.  This year we are back to normal.

 

We are no longer organising a house-to-house collection, so no-one will be calling to collect the Christian Aid envelopes that will be delivered to homes throughout the village.  Instead, we are asking you to deliver your donation, in the Christian Aid envelope, to the nearest of the addresses shown.

 

OR

 

If you prefer, please bring your envelope to St John’s Church on Saturday 21st May, between 10.30 and 11.30 a.m.

 

OR

 

Join us for Sunday Mass on 22nd May at 9.30 a.m. and bring your envelope with you.

 

Please do not leave your envelope in St John’s Church if there is no-one there to receive it.

 

If you have difficulty in getting out to one of our drop-off points, please ring 01474 823423 and we will arrange for your envelope to be collected.

 

We appreciate that these are difficult times for everyone but

PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP US SUPPORT CHRISTIAN AID IN THEIR WORK WITH THE POOR AND HUNGRY OF THE WORLD.

Higham with Merston Parochial Church Council.

 

COLLECTION POINTS:

 

12 Villa Road       79 Villa Road

 

4 Beech Grove    81 Oak Drive       35 Fairview Drive

 

3 The Larches     11 St John’s Road

 

Hill Cottage, 8 Telegraph Hill     25 The Braes

 

58 School Lane     Rosemary, 7 Forge Lane

 

15 Dombey Close     Hanklit, 12 Charles Dickens Avenue

 

48 Walmers Avenue

 

16 Michele Cottages, Chalk Road     Apt 3, Copperfield House, Chequers Court (mailbox at rear of building)

 

Easter Giving 2022

During Lent a ‘Bucket Appeal’ was held at St John’s Church in aid of those affected by the terrible situation in the Ukraine.   A total of £950 was collected and donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.


St John’s was also able to offer Lent Lunches on Saturdays in Lent again this year after a break of almost 2 years, due to Covid.  These raised £555.  This meant that, together with an additional £75 donated as Lent ‘fines’ by the Congregation, £630 was donated to Christian Aid for their work with the poor and hungry of the world.

Thanks to all those who contributed to these great results.


Away giving


Away-Giving: It is the policy of the PCC to work towards being able to give away to charitable causes each year a sum equal to 5% of our disposable income, less expenses beyond our control, e.g. Indicative Offer (formerly Parish Share), rates and taxes, and restricted funds.