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.
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).
- Grace Food Bank
- Soup Run
- 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
- Shared Interest
- Christmas Shoebox Scheme
- Pax Christi