St.Martin of Tours
Chelsfield, Kent

Church Road, Chelsfield, BR6 7SN

© 2018 Chelsfield PCC
Charity Number 1131573

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Focus Group

Welcome

Helping those 'in need' is a demonstration of our faith.

The focus group meet periodically to consider and make recommendation on Charities that should be supported by the PCC. The APCM required the PCC to target to give an amount equal to 10% of its direct and indirect normal income each year to external charities. You are welcome to join us. See the magazine and website for the date of the next meeting.


CHRISTIAN AID remains a major supported charity, Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. They work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality.  


At the end of each year the Focus Group meet to consider the small change charities for the coming year. There are so many needs – it is not an easy task.  In January 2018 the PCC decided that, from April 2018 here would be one small change charity supported for the whole year.


JANUARY & FEBRUARY– THE LEPROSY MISSION

So many people affected by Leprosy experience injustice throughout their lives.  Intense discrimination and the ignorance and fear of others can affect a person’s family life, livelihood and place in the local community.


MARCH – WATER AID

Is an International Charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.


APRIL – DECEMBER  THE BRIDGE TRUST

Is a Charity working in and around Kent, providing a Bridge from homeless to independence for those adults falling through the Welfare network.