The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Rustington
The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Rustington

Mission

Charitable/Mission Giving As a church, we split our charitiable giving three ways: We formally support Family Support Work and CMS Missionaries Kevin and Jen Cable, and have a third flexible ‘pot’ in order to be able to respond to a crisis or something which is ‘on the heart’ of a member of the congregation.

There are other Charities, such as The Children's Society and Christian Aid which we are also committed to fundraising for. 

Kevin and Jen Cable - CMS

Find out more here and watch their introductory video by clicking on their picture above and see their  Sermon from 14th February here

Find out about CMS here

February Newsletter
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Family Support Work

This charity is UK based and supports families going through difficulties.

 

FSW February 2021 update

 

Dear Friends,

The last month has been very difficult for our families, who are finding this lockdown much harder than last year as the pressure from schools is higher and the weather not conducive to lots of outdoor activities. Our practitioners have been working incredibly hard to give families as much support as they can, and the real-life contact (as opposed to anything which is delivered remotely) is really helping them. With the vaccine rollout achieving such great success, we are able to give parents a sense of hope that this situation may come to an end before the summer.

We are also very pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for 4 new roles at FSW. We are currently looking for family support practitioners for Midhurst & Petworth; Storrington, and Rye deaneries, as we are now able to expand our work into new parts of Sussex and support even more families. We are also looking for a Co-ordinator for the Family Contact Centre in Eastbourne, which is a joint project between FSW and Mothers’ Union. All the details of these vacancies are on our website so please do share with anybody you feel may be interested.

Whilst we are still unable to carry out any face-to-face events, and have no indication of when these might resume, we remain incredibly grateful to all those who are supporting us in other ways. The generosity of our supporters continues to hearten and motivate us all, and we are very grateful for your ongoing support both financially, practically and in prayer.

 

January’s work in numbers

  • 203 individual visits and 220 support calls with families supporting 39 grandparents, 271 parents and 339 children
  • 17 supported meetings with other agencies carried out remotely
  • 20 online group sessions held
  • 199 food deliveries made

Prayer points

  • Thanks that our practitioner who was ill with Covid last month has made a full recovery, and that all of our practitioners are currently being vaccinated as front-line keyworkers
  • Pray that we will receive quality applicants for our new job vacancies so that we can appoint excellent candidates to our new roles
  • Strength for the families who are struggling with homeschooling, particularly those who do not have adequate technology to keep up with online learning

 

Nikki Kerr, FSW Director of Fundraising and Marketing

 

Visit the FSW Website

The Children's Society

SOME BACKGROUND NOTES.......

 

The Children’s Society has been supported by St. Peter and St. Paul since the time when there were two children’s homes here in Rustington - Fairlight on the Worthing Road and Carruthers Corfield House in Shaftesbury Road. Members of the church, who formed House Committees, visited these homes regularly. Fund-raising events were held to provide treats for the children.This continued until the early eighties when the homes closed and the charity started to focus on community care.

 

Minutes of a meeting held in 1980 record that although the local homes had closed, the “Appeal’s Committee” would continue to support the Society as it worked to help vulnerable children.

 

The Children's Society "Rustington Support Group" now hold four fundraising activities each year. The popular "Bake and Brew" Saturday morning events are held in the Spring and Autumn. A dinner or afternoon tea is held in the Summer months and in December the Children's Society host the Christingle Service at our church on a Sunday afternoon and this is always very well attended by children and adults alike. Since 1985, our Support Group in its various forms has raised in excess of £44,505.02 for the Society, and its work for vulnerable children and young people in England and Wales. The Support Group works very closely with the Society and its Relationship Manager for the Dioceses of Chichester, Guildford, Portsmouth and Winchester.  For more information about the work of the Children's Society please take a look at the website. www.childrenssociety.org.uk. Charity Number 221124.
 

                                                                                    Julie Churcher 

Services  

10.30am Holy Communion

Streamed on YouTube.

4pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Family Worship-online only. Contact us for links.

Wednesday: 

9am Morning Prayer on Zoom here

SAFEGUARDING

Click on the above heading to view the various govern-ing Policies

St Peter & St Paul is a registered charity: Number 1133812

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