Charitable Support Ministry Group
Bob Gilbertson – Chair, Mike Goodman, Christine Clode, Nigel Purry, Maureen Stringer
The Key tasks are to
• Ensure that a broad level of contact is maintained across the church with the mission partners adopted by the parish and with the relevant mission agencies
• Update the congregations regularly, through the magazine and other means, about the work of the mission partners, and to build a network of support in prayer and other ways.
• Recommend to the PCC fund raising as may from time to time be required and advise about the allocation of special collections eg at Harvest and Christmas.
Work has included the annual Christian Aid collection, collections for the Children’s Society, Mission to Seafarers, US, Samaritan’s Purse, Church Mission Society, The Women’s Refuge, Christchurch Foodbank, Support for Kinkiisi.
We regularly support the wider mission of the church community by special collections or regular giving to such charities as Christian Aid, the Bournemouth Women's Refuge, the Church Missionary Society, US (previously known as USPG), Christchurch Food Bank, Missions to Seafarers and the Leprosy Mission.
Workbox comes under this Ministry Group and St Mark's Mothers Union branch activities report to the group.