Covenant with the Poor
Covenant with the Poor 2021
At our annual meeting on Sunday 3rd October 2021 the following distribution of £5,033 was agreed.
300 Snowdrop Project
300 Pax Christi
600 Soup Run*
25 StopGap Membership
25 Church Action on Poverty (Sheffield) membership
* If Soup Run needs less it was agreed to send the balance to St Wilfrid's Centre.
View the meeting documents here.
Our Covenant with the Poor will be renewed on World Day of the Poor, Sunday 14th November 2021.
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.'
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.
Grace Food Bank
St William's Lunch Club
Hallam Caring Service
St Wilfrid's Centre
Church Action on Poverty
Hallam Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission
Friends of the Holy Land
Link to Hope Christmas Shoebox Scheme