Mission and Outreach

As part of St. Nicholas’ Christian mission outreach and giving, our church regularly supports other national and overseas based charities. 

USPG  http://www.uspg.org.uk/Reg. Charity No: 234518.  Our collection boxes are available from our ‘link’ persons to the charity, Ann Papworth and Maureen Fairclough.

CMS – Church Mission Society www.cms-uk.org   Reg. Charity No: 1131655

Our new CMS Mission Partner is Stephen Hatch working in Tanzania.  He says ‘Imagine if your education had to stop after primary school. How different would your life be? In Tanzania, to proceed to government-provided secondary education, pupils must pass primary school exams. Many pupils fail these. About 80 per cent of children attend primary school but only 25 per cent make it to secondary school – a huge gulf in learning. Such children, most of whom are academically capable, need a secondary education, and I am helping to provide this at St John’s Seminary, transforming the lives of one of the most vulnerable elements within Tanzanian society’.

Link Letters can be seen on the notice board at the back of church. Read more about Stephen

The Children’s Society – www.childrenssociety.org.ukReg. Charity No: 221124.  A UK based charity that assists street children, disabled children, young refugees, and children in trouble with the law.  St. Nicholas’ support includes our Annual Christingle Service on Christmas Eve, where Christingle Collection Boxes are distributed to the school children and within church, and occasional Cake Bakes and other fundraising events.

Christian Aid – www.christianaid.org.uk Reg. Charity No: 1105851. Christian Aid is an international development charity. They work with people, of all faiths and of none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty.  An annual gift donation is made each year in May during ‘Christian Aid Week’.

Trussell Trust /Crosby Food Bank www.trusselltrust.org Reg. Charity No: 1110522. P1020607The Trussell Trust is a charity founded on Christian principles.  They work with people of all faiths and of none, but are inspired to do what they do by their Christian faith. St. Nicholas’ has a collection point at the back of church and food is passed on to the local Crosby food bank. For the past 2 years our Harvest food donations has been given to the Crosby Food Bank for distribution. Our have a dedicated ‘link’ person is Margaret Bird.