Giving to St Bartholomew's and St Nicholas'
Giving money to support the work of the church is often seen as an outward demonstration of our Christian faith. This can be done either through the weekly envelope scheme, by bank standing order or even by cash or cheque and an offering is taken at Sunday morning services. By giving on a regular basis through the envelopes or standing order schemes the church can plan ahead.
The church can increase its income if people can gift aid. If you are a UK Income Tax payer, gift aid increases the value of donations to the church by allowing the church to re-claim basic tax on your giving. Regular and one-off donations both can benefit from gift aid. In order to make a gift aid donation, you need to make gift aid declaration - these are available in the church. To download a gift aid declaration form, please click on the link below and pass to our Gift Aid Secretary, John Baker.
The parish of St Bartholomew and St Nicholas continues to give to the following charities in 2017:
Yomelelani is a community pre school project located in Zwelihle, a township on the outskirts of Hermanus, South Africa where poverty and unemployment is prevalent. Yomelelani provides a crèche and pre-school for the township’s young children. The project’s aim is to create a positive learning environment and to provide essential child care. http://www.yomelelani.co.za/
Embrace the Middle East (formerly BibleLands) supports partner organisations that provide healthcare for some of the Middle East’s poorest people. They support schools and vocational training centres that allow children and young people from disadvantaged families to gain a good education and become able to earn a living. http://www.embraceme.org/
Church Missionary Society is an international organisation committed to evangelistic mission to many parts of the world, working to see our world transformed by the love of Jesus. We believe that by making disciples, resourcing leaders and transforming communities we make our unique contribution to God’s mission. http://www.cms-uk.org/
Bansang Educational Appeal - Annabel Kerr, a member of our congregation, went out to the Gambia in West Africa to work with the isolated third world hospital charity that was originally founded by Anita Smith in 1992. On her return Annabel set up an educational appeal and this is the charity we support http://bansangeducationalappeal.org/
The National Churches Trust is the only national, independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the UK. http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/
Remap is a national charity working through local groups of skilled volunteers to help people with disabilities achieve independence and a better quality of life. They make or modify equipment when nothing suitable is available through mainstream sources. Items are tailor-made to be suitable for individual needs and to make a real difference to people’s ability to rise to a particular challenge and achieve something not otherwise possible for them. http://www.remap.org.uk
Christians Aware is an international and ecumenical movement aiming to develop multi-cultural understanding, raising awareness of the gifts and needs of God's people everywhere. CA specialises in promoting international visits and exchanges between Christians in the UK and churches around the world. http://www.christiansaware.co.uk
Friends of Essex Churches is a registered charity set up in 1951 to raise money for grants to repair and restore Christian churches and chapels in Essex and the five London boroughs formerly part of the county: Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. The charity is non-denominational. http://www.foect.org.uk/
Chess stands for Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme. Chelmsford CHESS seeks to relieve homelessness and related hardship and distress amongst single adults in Chelmsford and Essex, through the provision of support services and temporary accommodation that helps them move on in their lives. http://www.chelmsfordchess.org/
Replenish UK aims to provide support to those in the community suffering or at risk of suffering from mental health problems and addictions. http://replenishuk.com/
H.E.L.P are a small local charity based in Maldon, Essex. Which was formed in 2007 by a single parent who decided to help the single parents of Essex. H.E.L.P aim to support and encourage Lone / Single Parents and Access Parents in a fun, exciting, energetic and relevant way for the people of Maldon, Heybridge and Essex. http://www.loneparenthelp.org.uk/