Saint Michael’s Church

Serving God and Bishop’s Stortford

Missions Committee

The Missions Committee of St Michael’s Church is responsible for deciding, on behalf of the PCC, which charities and organisations should be given money from the Missions budget.  This budget is made up of (i) funds that are entrusted to the Committee by the PCC for Missions giving, and which amount to around 10% of the Church’s general income, and (ii) funds that are raised by specific Missions Committee activities such as the annual Holly Fair or by other events.

Our aim is to give a tenth of our income (a tithe) to support the work of various missionary and charitable organisations working in the UK and overseas.

We see this as a practical way of demonstrating the gospel imperative to love our neighbours as ourselves.

In deciding which charities and organisations to support, the Missions Committee will be guided by the Missions Committee Giving Policy, available for download here:-

Click to download

We have recently supported the following organisations.

 

Nabikabala School Hall Project

Nabikabala is in the Namatumba district of Uganda. The school hall project was started in 2010 and will fulfill the following objectives:

•Will be used for the whole school (over 700 pupils)
•Can be used for activities involving several schools
•Can be used for children to take the exam at the end of primary school
•Whole community will benefit from activities that attract people in the surrounding areas
 
A status update on the project can be downloaded as a PDF document. 
 
 

Nabikabala School Hall Project 2010/2013

 United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG)

 uspg logo

 Church Mission Society

 cms logo

 Sudan Church Association

 Sudan Church Association

 

 

South African Church Development Association

 

Leprosy Mission

Bible Society

Delhi Brotherhood Society

BibleLands Charity

Palestinian Orphanage at Bethany via McCabe Educational Trust

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Practical Action

Compassion - El Salvador Child Sponsorship

Tear Fund

World Vision

Oasis UK

Anti-Slavery International

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

Christian Aid

In the UK, we supported the following local and national organisations and charities -

 

East Herts YMCA, Bishops Stortford

Holy Cross Centre Trust, Kings Cross

Church Army

Boys Brigade, Bishops Stortford

Holiday Bible Week, Bishops Stortford

Stort Valley Schools Trust

Vale House, Hertford

Haven House

Isabel Hospice

CPAS Falcon Camps

Crisis UK

Whitechapel Mission

Huw Johnson Club

Grove Cottage, Bishops Stortford

Michael Roberts Charitable Trust, Harlow

CHASTE - Churches Alert to Sex Trafficking across Europe

Kids Company

Portland Child Contact Centre, Bishops Stortford

East Anglia's Children's Hospices

Cornerstone Trust, Harlow

St Albans Diocesan Board of Finance

Sick Childrens Trust Addenbrooke's Cambridge

Emmaus UK