Charities supported by St James

Our supported local, national and international charities, 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 projects supported by the Governing Body.

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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, through its network of services all over the country, it offers help to  many types of vulnerable 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 all people, regardless of their religion or nationality, both 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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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, toiletries, clothing and money. Donations and volunteer help are always 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 has brought a much needed period of stability to the hospital. In addition to our ongoing annual donation, parishioners have given generously to several fundraising appeals e.g. in the 1980s a motorbike was bought for the hospital’s outreach work; in 2000 our Millennium Project funded the building of a hostel for visiting relatives; in 2009 we sponsored training fees for two nurses and one pharmaceutical technician.

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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, toiletries and money. 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. A great way to recycle your unwanted tools, garden tools (not lawn related), sewing machines, fabric, craft materials and scissors.

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.

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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