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 for which we are also committed to raise funds.
FSW September 2021 update
With summer coming to
a close and the children back at school it’s time to take a short breather before we fire up the activities for the autumn. I know many of you will be holding Harvest Festivals and this year we will
be able to do so in person, in church with friends around us.
It is the time honoured traditions like harvest that give the rhythm to our lives and after the uncertainty of the last 18 months we need that rhythm to return.
As we return to life in its new normal state, for our families the new normal does carry with it a lot of the old normal. The challenges that they faced before the first lockdown are still there - the child with special educational needs is still needing the extra support and care; mum’s anxiety about being out and about in crowds is still there and in some cases much worse thanks to Covid; and of course the pay packet that didn’t stretch far enough in 2019 is even less elastic now.
It’s so easy to forget that as we return to normal life, those that FSW works with are still facing the challenges that their lives bring. So as we move on and hopefully through a more normal autumn and winter please do remember those that FSW works with.
Martin and the FSW Team
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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.
NEW Sunday Services
8.30am Said Holy Communion (Traditional)
10am Sung Eucharist or All Age Communion
4pm on the 1st Sunday of the month Family Worship-online only. Contact us for links.
Monday & Friday Morning Prayer at 9am.
9am Morning Prayer in person and on Zoom here
11am Holy Communion
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St Peter & St Paul is a registered charity: Number 1133812