From 2016 we are looking at a new approach to both fundraising, and the allocation of funds – with different charities nominated for a two month period to receive our prayer and giving, including proceeds from any fundraising events. 

Following the Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2016, the nominated charities for August and September are:

Al-Shurooq School for Blind Children

Noor Women’s Empowerment group in Aida Refugee Camp

Events

On that theme, our pilgrims will be using what they learnt on their cookery class given by the Noor Women’s Empowerment Group to produce a Palestinian Banquet on Saturday 10th September, 7.30pm in the Link.  All welcome.  No tickets but please give generously. Suggested donation is £15pp.  The evening will include a presentation about the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Please sign up at church or email the parish office.

On Friday 7 October, we are lucky enough to host Glasgow Jazz band Square One at St Christopher’s.  Details to follow, but please save the date.

Charities we support

Each year there are new challenges across the world and at home. In 2011 we started supporting Hope For Justice a Christian based organization fighting slavery and people trafficking as well as the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in The Middle east. In 2013 we saw the creation of our local food bank and a major humanitarian disaster occurring in Syria. In 2015 we added The Orchard Club, a local organization helping the elderly.

We have for many years supported various local charities that aim to bring comfort and support to those in need within our own communities. Whilst our donations to some organisations may seem modest, we are told they are greatly valued and help with events and outings.

Internationally we support largely Christian based charities working through partners, often partner churches, providing support, education and healthcare to those most in need.

If you are interested in joining the committee, helping at events, or just learning more, please contact either Rev Mary Bowden or Dorothea Nattrass.