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Covenant with the Poor

Our Covenant with the Poor was first established at Pentecost 1998.

'We, the community of the Parish of St William, will seek to pursue a number of commitments in order to share in Christ's mission "to bring Good News to the poor", as we look forward to the Millennium and a celebration of 2,000 years since the birth of Christ. These commitments are a response to need and require that we give of our time and share our resources, in the spirit of the Jubilee, which in Biblical tradition, is a time of sharing and restoration. Our Covenant demands our prayer and will be reflected in the life of the Parish through worship and liturgical celebration.'

  • Our Covenant with the Poor is here. 
  • A brief outline of charities we have supported this year is here.
  • Our Charitable Giving Guidelines are here.

Additional Giving
The Parish sets aside 5% of offertory income or £5,000, whichever is the greater, to meet needs related to poverty. Parishioners are encouraged to propose charities, in line with our charitable giving guidelines, to receive funding from the 5%.

Annually at a Parish Meeting. 
The distribution of the 5%/£5,000 is also decided upon.

Annually on World Day of the Poor (since 2017).

Local Needs
    • ASSIST
    • Grace Food Bank
    • SVP
    • Soup Run
    • StopGap
    • St William's Lunch Club
    • Hallam Caring Service
    • St Wilfrid's Centre
    • Church Action on Poverty
    • Hallam Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission

World Needs
    • CAFOD
    • Fairtrade
    • Friends of the Holy Land
    • Missio
    • Shared Interest
    • Christmas Shoebox Scheme
    • Pax Christi

St William's Parish Office,
19 Nov 2018, 06:12
St William's Parish Office,
19 Nov 2018, 06:12
St William's Parish Office,
19 Nov 2018, 06:12