Charities supported by St James

Local, national and international charities supported by St James’s Church are listed here with a summary of their role and links to further information.
 

ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association)

ALMA

ALMA is the partnership between the Anglican Church in Angola, London and Mozambique. The aim is to get to know one another, learn from each other and assist each other in proclaiming the message of salvation in a way that is relevant to today’s world.

Further information

Our parish representative is Lawrence Sewell on 020 8977 2844.

Bishop Wand School

Bishop Wand School

Our annual donation to our nearest Church of England secondary school contributes towards the cost of employing the School Chaplain, as well as other facilities and projects supported by the Governing Body.

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CARA

CARA

The Cara Trust has been providing services for people with HIV since 1988. Based in Ladbroke Grove, it was founded as a spiritual response to HIV. It sees itself as a community of friendship and welcomes people of all faiths and those of none. Cara receives some statutory funding from health authorities, but depends on charitable donations. There are always volunteering opportunities, with training and support provided.

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Children's Society

The Children’s Society is a leading national charity, driven by the belief that every child deserves a good childhood. It has supported children since 1881, when Sunday school teacher Edward Rudolf received the consent of Archbishop Archibald Tait to found The Children’s Society on the Church’s behalf. It has remained allied to The Church of England ever since.

Today, they focus upon particular groups that most need help, including:
• children in trouble with the law
• children at risk on the streets
• refugee children
• disabled children

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is an agency of churches in Britain and Ireland and is mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication. Since 1945 it has been providing relief to those hit by disaster, helping people help themselves out of poverty and speaking out against injustice. Christian Aid’s work is founded on Christian faith, but it helps people, regardless of religion or nationality, on the ground and in the corridors of power.

Further information

Our parish representative is Elizabeth Wilmot on 020 8977 9434.

Church Mission Society

CMS logo 

Founded in 1799, today CMS is a community of people in mission working in over 35 countries. It works closely with new mission movements, especially in Africa and Asia.

We contribute to CMS by supporting a mission partner. Since November 2010 we have been supporting David and Shelley Stokes in their work among the Wichi people in Northern Argentina.

Further information

Our parish representative is Elizabeth Wilmot on 020 8977 9434. 

Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund

The Church Urban Fund has been helping to answer the needs of impoverished urban communities since it was started by the Church of England in 1988.It seeks to empower people, who often already have the will and the ability to make a difference in their neighbourhoods.

What they lack are the resources. A grant from the Church Urban Fund can make all the difference.

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Disability and Development Partners

Disability and Development Partners

Disability and Development Partners works with disabled people and their organisations in developing countries to assist the rehabilitation of some of the most vulnerable people. When it started in 1992 it was known as the Jaipur Limb Campaign. The Jaipur Limb is an artifical and affordable foot made of vulcanised rubber, which was developed and perfected over many years by Dr P.K. Sethi in Jaipur, India.

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Embrace the Middle East

Embrace

Embrace is a non-governmental, inter-denominational charity that aims to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Middle East. It does this by partnering with local Christians who provide health, education and community development programmes to those in need — regardless of their faith or nationality.

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Feltham Community Charitable Trust

Feltham

A multi-faith charity in which people of different faiths work together to help young offenders rebuild their lives. Its work begins in Feltham Young Offenders Institution and continues across the Greater London area as the young men are released.

Greenwood Centre

Greenwood Centre

Hampton & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care is a charity at the heart of the community. From its home in the Greenwood Centre, it works hard to be a good neighbour to local residents. We are pleased to support it and proud that one of the founding members, Hannah Stanton, was a much valued parishioner at St. James.

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London Churches Refugee Fund

London Churches Refugee Fund

The London Churches Refugee Fund gives small grants (up to £750) to churches and community groups assisting destitute asylum-seekers in the London area. Launched at Westminster Abbey in June 2007, it has no staff and all its activities are carried out by the trustees and other volunteers.

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Rainbow Fund for South Africa

Rainbow Fund for South Africa

This Richmond based charity was set up in 1999 after visitors came face to face with the deprivation suffered by children in the townships of Cape Town. Guguletu is one such township, part of the vast shanty town which visitors to Cape Town pass on their way to and from the airport. Money raised by the fund goes towards salaries for teachers at the Rainbow Homework School in Guguletu, plus a meal for the students before they get down to work.

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SPEAR

SPEAR

SPEAR is a charity working with homeless people in and around Richmond. Since the late 1980s it has offered services to thousands of homeless and vulnerable people, successfully transforming lives and supporting many service users to the point that they have achieved total independence. Over the years, parishioners have made many donations of non perishable foods and toiletries. Donations and volunteer help are most welcome.

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St. Luke’s Hospital in Milo, Tanzania

Benedict Sandagila

St James has supported St Luke’s Hospital in Milo, southwest Tanzania, for over 30 years. Benedict Sandagila became doctor-in-charge in 2014 and is bringing a much needed period of stability to the hospital. Parishioners have given generously to several fundraising appeals. In the 1980s a motorbike was bought for the hospital’s outreach work. £1000 from our Millennium Project was used to build a hostel for visiting relatives. In 2009 we sponsored the course fees for two nurses and one pharmaceutical technician, who all now work at the hospital.

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The Upper Room

The Upper Room

The Upper Room is a community charity based at St Saviour’s Church in Wendell Park, Hammersmith. It provides a range of services for the homeless, vulnerable, and socially disadvantaged of West London. These include a weekday evening meal and support in finding a job. Over the years, parishioners have made many donations of non perishable foods and toiletries. Donations and volunteer help are always most welcome.

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Tools with a Mission

Tools with a Mission

Tools with a Mission collects and refurbishes tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sends them overseas. It celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009. A great way to recycle your unwanted tools, garden tools (not lawn related), sewing machines, fabric, craft materials, scissors and even men’s bicycles.

Further information

Our parish contact is Janet Nunn on 020 8979 6325.

United Nations Association

United Nations Association

St. James’s Church is an affiliated member of the Twickenham and Richmond Branch of the UK’s United Nations Association. This gives us a means of working for peace and justice and making our voice heard in support of the principles of the UN.

Further information

Our parish representative is Dennis Wilmot on 020 8977 9434.

United Society Partners in the Gospel

USPG

United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) works in direct partnership with Anglican Churches in over 50 countries, helping to support vital church work. Where grants are provided, they are given on a long-term basis so that churches have a secure financial base from which to plan for the future.

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Welcare in Richmond

Welcare in Richmond

Welcare is a Christian Charity that works alongside parents and young children in need, to achieve a better quality of life for the family. It aims to prevent family relationships breaking down and to provide services in response to local needs which encourage self-help and build communities.

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