Charities and links

Charities and Links


Charitable giving is an essential part of the good news our Christian faith encourages us to proclaim. 

Over the past ten years, St James has made donations averaging £14,000 a year. This level of sustained giving has been possible because the parish policy was to try and give one tenth of its income. About seven per cent came from the annual budget and the rest from collections or fund raising activities throughout the year, typically during Lent, Harvest and Advent. Unfortunately, as parish expenditure has been greater than income for a couple of years, the PCC decided to change the way we support charities. Instead of using PCC funds, the parish will organise specific fundraising initiatives. 

Charities & Links The Charities and Links Team looks after the parish's charitable giving. It tries to ensure donations are split evenly between charities that support people here in the U.K. and charities supporting people overseas. See Charities supported by St James's.

St James supports Christian Aid, a charity that works with people, of all faiths and none, to combat poverty and injustice across the world. During Christian Aid Week each May, parishioners deliver and collect envelopes from households throughout Hampton Hill. Together with donations from parishioners, this typically raises £3500.

Non-monetary collections include the Harvest collection of non-perishable items for The Upper Room in Hammersmith and parishioners are encouraged to donate unwanted tools and equipment to Tools With A Mission.

Giving is also about sharing our lives and growing in understanding and friendship, which is where Links come in. St James has a long-standing link with St Luke’s Mission Hospital in Milo, south west Tanzania. We help where we can, recently contributing to the purchase of a replacement vehicle, an oxygen concentrator and laboratory equipment.

The parish also takes an active interest in ALMA, the partnership link between the Diocese of London and the Anglican Church in Angola and Mozambique. Since ALMA began in 1998, we have supported all of its Lent Appeals.

Find out more

Charities supported by St James's 
St James's involvement in the community through the years 

Contact

Ann Peterken on 020 8891 5862