Giving

 

Throughout the year we raise funds for two charities – one local or national and the other international. Members of the congregation vote for one new charity each year. We also have an ongoing fundraising link with an orphanage in India.   We support the Brighton Soup run through occasional retiring collections and the St Anne’s Day Centre in Brighton via a ‘small change’ collection box.


Christian Aid

The churches of Hassocks have a strong tradition of supporting Christian Aid.  In May each year, through Churches Together in Hassocks, we participate in Christian Aid Week. There is a united service at one of the local churches and a coffee morning, Contact: The Revd Jim Thorneycroft.  Telephone 01273 844923 or email jimthornbth@aol.com



Traidcraft

The church is a Fairtrade church. We support Traidcraft through a stall on the forecourt on the fourth Saturday morning of the month, coinciding with the Village Market. Traidcraft is a Christian response to poverty amongst people of all faiths in developing countries. Traidcraft works through trade, to ensure that vulnerable workers benefit directly from their work rather than being exploited by large global companies. More at  www.traidcraft.org.uk . Visit our stall on the 4th Saturday of each month 10am – 12 midday to buy groceries and chocolate or pick up a catalogue to order hand crafted goods such as jewellery or greetings cards. For more information contact Julia or Peter Scotland at peterandjulia@pjscot2.plus.com

 

 

Commitment for Life

 

The Church supports Commitment for Life, the  World Development programme of the United Reformed Church, which encourages churches to take action, pray and give, for people across the world. It works in partnership with Christian Aid and the World Development Movement, raising more half a million pounds a year from contributing churches. Hassocks particularly supports work in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. More information at   http://www.urc.org.uk/mission/commitment-for-life.html  or from Peter Scotland peter@pjscot2.plus.com