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.
Pop - Up Face Masks
A group of ladies from St Mark’s met to explore the idea of creating Mask Trees in Highcliffe.
Together with others who were not able to join us we planned to have ‘pop up’ Mask Trees in various places in Highcliffe
The fabric has been donated by various people; sealed in plastic bags which have been sourced as has the elastic. Production is underway. There are a number of different styles around and each of our sewers will be making their own preferred style. Washing instructions and a note saying these are made by the Sewing Ladies of St Mark’s Highcliffe are included with the masks.
A notice is displayed inviting public to make a donation with an Honesty Box nearby this is to help cover the cost of materials. Any contributions over and above this will be donated to the local Foodbank.