Supporting local and global projects
It is our policy to give at least 10 per cent of our Church income excluding the Government grant to charity each year, including the entire proceeds of our charity fundraising events throughout the year, in addition to occasional special appeals for particular causes. If you would like to nominate a charity, please speak to or email the Convener of the Charities Committee.
A list of some of the causes supported by the church can be found here.
Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Group
This group tries to take seriously our responsibility as Christians to care for the world God created and the people in it. It holds periodic meetings sometimes with invited speakers, at which we discuss topical issues such as global warming, inequality and human trafficking and our response to them. Meeting reports and other documents from 2014 and 2015, when the group focused on environmental issues and was known as the Environmental Footprint Group, are available here. We intend the group to be open to everyone; we actively encourage members of other churches and none to take part. Please contribute any relevant ideas, suggestions or information to the group coordinators Philippa Seymour, Evelyn Sweerts, and Simon Norcross.
Children and Charity
Every week the children contribute their collection during Junior Church. This goes towards their own choice of charity, currently gifts of farm animals through Christian Aid.
Bishop’s Lent and Advent Appeals
We support the Bishop’s annual Lent and Advent Appeals with special collections in church. During Advent and Lent, details of the Bishop’s Appeal will be posted on the noticeboard outside of the church and on the website.
ACAT – Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture
ACAT in Luxembourg proposes:
- A monthly appeal to state authorities to end torture situations.
- When necessary, an urgent appeal on behalf of victims of injustice in imminent danger of torture or unlawful killing.
Copies of ACAT appeals are also at the back of the Church.