Social Action

Fundraising

Each year the congregation nominates several charities to support through fundraising
– via our weekly charity jar, special events and services. In 2015 we raised money for the following:

  • Guildford Action
  • The Number Five Project (Guildford)
  • Godalming CAB
  • The Beacon Centre (Guildford)
  • The Samson Centre (Guildford)
  • Cellar Cafe (Godalming)
  • WarChild
  • The Red Cross Refugee Appeal
  • Simple Gifts
We alscalaiso collected much needed items (i.e. warm clothing, waterproofs) for refugees in the camps at Calais.

Fairtrade

We aFairtradere a Fairtrade church which we means have committed to:

  • Use Fairtrade tea and coffee for all meetings for which we have responsibility
  • Move forward on using other Fairtrade products
  • Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade fortnight and through other activities where possible.

To find out more visit www.fairtrade.org.uk

Special services and activities

We seek to draw attention to social justice issues in our worship and find fun ways of involving our young people:-

    • Filling shoe-boxes with gifts to be sent to Eastern Europe, via the Rotary club scheme.
    • Supporting local Food banks at our Harvest services.
    • Making Christmas gift boxes for disadvantaged families.
    • Making cards and writing messages of support to those facing human rights abuses via Amnesty International’s annual ‘Write for Rights’ campaign
    • Fairtrade – Each year we hold special Family services to mark Fairtrade Fortnight in February, after which we enjoy sharing food made with Fairtrade & ethically sourced ingredients.

Filling shoe-boxes

Amnesty International Card Campaign