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

Mission

 

Each year the PCC decides which charities will be supported and which will receive a portion of the 'tithe'.  The tithe is calculated as 10% of the PCC's Unrestricted Income and is paid to the Missions Committee for distribution.  At present the charities are . . . . . .

  • Friends of the Mombasa Children
  • Burundi (via our Mission Partner, Alison Gill)
  • Family Support Work
  • The Bible Society
  • The Children's Society

A brief description of each of the above organizations with updated news follows . . . . . .

Friends of the Mombasa Children

This charity has trustees amongst our congregation and provides education and support through sponsorship and donation. Groups from the church visit the schools for practical hands-on help.

The Annual Quiz will be held on 17th October - please see the 'Events' page.

Burundi                                                                           Paul and Alison Guinness are our mission partners

                                       Paul and Alison with Jeremy

Family Support Work

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

Latest Bulletin.........August, 2017

News Letter - August 2017
Email Bulletin Update from FSW.pdf
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The Bible Society

This parish has supported the work of the Bible Society for several years. Bible Sunday, which usually falls in October is marked by some kind of special service, which may include an outside speaker. This is usually followed by a display in the church hall of Bibles and Bible Reading materials.

Our home-groups give regularly to Bible-Society by donating their coffee money and several members are part of the Bible-a Month scheme. Bible society was featured as our chosen charity in our Christmas Card Tree appeal, two years ago. Updates of Bible Society news appear on the Missions Notice Board, in occasional articles in Seasight and on the Bible Society website.

The Children's Society

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 though the local homes closed, the “Appeal’s Committee” would continue to support the society as it worked to help vulnerable children.

 

Jessica Meale from the society, gave a brief outline of current projects when she joined us for the Vintage Tea Party.

 

During the last year:-

Through our direct work we reached over 23,000 children across 98 services and centres, which include those at risk or affected by drug and alcohol abuse and sexual exploitation, thousands of young runaways, those with physical or learning difficulties, those living in poverty and Young Carers.

 

As a direct result of intense lobbying through the Fair & Square campaign, 160,000 more children living in poverty started getting a free nutritious school meal.

 

More than 40 local authorities have signed up to our Runaways Charter.

 

The society has influenced new Government guidance protecting hundreds of young trafficking victims.

 

Following the publication of our Hidden from View report and two decades of campaigning, this year saw a change in law to support thousands of young carers.

 

Every year the Transform Awards sets the standard for brand development and positioning work in Europe. The Children’s Society has put children’s stories at the centre of its work. In recognition of the Best Visual Identity from a Not for Profit Organisation, the panel of judges awarded a bronze medal to the society. This positive recognition from such a prestigious organisation will enable the society to increase its work with children, families, local authorities and government.

 

Jessica stressed that at the heart of the success of the society are the volunteers and supporters. She extended her gratitude to the people in Rustington who support events organised by the committee. We were delighted that the Vintage Tea Party raised £600.06 for disadvantaged children.

 

To find out more about The Church of England Children’s Society visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk  

                                                                                                      Iris Hayes

Stop press....

BARN DANCE .........

organised by the Mission Group will now take place on 25th November. 

Tickets are £10.00 each.  Please see latest News Sheet for further details.

Latest News Sheet

News Sheet for Sunday, 22nd October
2017-10-22 Final.pdf
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Newsheet for Sunday, 15th October
2017-10-15 Final (1).pdf
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Other news

SEE ALSO.........

....the 'Activities' page for an update on the 'Former' Men's Fellowship

....the 'Mission' page for a profile of The Children's Society

....the page detailing our Health & Safety policy

Sunday Services

8am Holy Communion

9.45am Eucharist

6.30pm Evening Service

Activities

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

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