Each year the Chapter donates a percentage of the planned giving that we receive from the Cathedral congregation
These funds are givien to those groups, charities and projects that are recommended to us by the congregation or who approach us directly for help. The Mission Allocation Group seeks a good balance amongst those we support and use the ‘Five Marks of Mission’ as a guide to help with this.
The Five Marks of Mission are:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth
The allocation from last year was £28,144; 10% has been kept in reserve to enable us to respond to emergency appeals.
For this year £25,330 has been allocated to eight charities in shares of £3,166.25p each.
Find out more about the valuable work these charities do by clicking on the link.
Helping the homeless and vunerable around London Bridge and Borough. The latest newsletter can be read here.
Mission and Evangelism
United Society – Partners in the Gospel: an Anglican mission society supporting churches around the world in their mission to bring fullness of life to the communities they share. Their latest newsletter can be read here.
Nepal Leprosy Trust / Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital, Nepal
Rescuing children with Leprosy, earthquake relief support. The latest newsletter from the NLT can be found here . More recent update can be found here.
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant South London charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark.
Hospice Africa provides compassionate, high quality, preventative, curative and rehabilitive health care.
16th Bermondsey Scouts & Shard Explorer Scouts
16th Bermondsey is part of Southwark District which is made up of fifteen groups and three Explorer Scout Units. Funds will support on-going youth activities e.g Camping, hiking, canoeing for 70 young people.
Search for Common Ground's focus is on conflict resolution in our troubled world.
Working in Western Kenya in partnership with local churches to bring spiritual, social, economic and environmental change to communities in the name of Jesus.
Mission Allocation Nomination Form
The Mission Allocation Group is inviting suggestions from members of the congregation regarding charities that Southwark Cathedral should be supporting financially from the 2018 offerings.
You can download the form here and this is to be handed to the Vergers by Friday 8 March.