During 2016/17 the PCC continued its policy of giving £500 to 12 charities and missions, home and abroad, six for the relief of human suffering and six for those spreading the gospel. Details of these, listed below, can be obtained by clicking on the relevant link or contacting the named contact.
|Relief of human suffering||Pilgrims Hospices
Folkestone Rainbow Centre
Hythe Community Sponsorship – looking after a local refugee family
|Esuubi (Ugandan orphans)
|Sharing the Good News||Bible Reading Fellowship- Messy Church (nationwide)
Church Army (Capt Nunn)
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Wycliffe Bible Translators
One of these missions will be the “Mission of the Month’, with an article in our parish magazine and a focus for prayer.
In addition to this giving, the Harvest Festival collection will be given to the Folkestone Rainbow Centre, the Remembrance Sunday collection to the Royal British Legion, and the All Souls collection to Pilgrims Hospices.
Furthermore, direct giving from organised events for specific charities, the Christian Aid house-to-house collection amounted to £3300 and the Children’s Society collection boxes totalled £471. The Saltwood Sleep Out for the Folkestone Winter Shelter project raised £3,275.