Social Action

As a church community we are committed to reaching out in love in our local area, national and internationally. We support various Christian charities and organise events and services to do what we can to show the love of God through action. If you would like to help with any of the work we do please look at the list below and contact us through the church office at stwilfschurchoffice@btinternet.com

In Warrington and Cheshire

      

Helping those in desperate food need in our town. We have collections in services at Harvest and Christmas, host fundraising events and always have a box where donations can be left in churchFoodbank News by Anna Needham- December 2015

Last month I was delighted to be asked to help the church to manage and deliver the donations to the Warrington Foodbank.  When I first started the job, I had no idea how wonderfully generous the parishioners of St Wilfrids were but in the past few weeks I have been kept busy with an abundance of food and household items to take to those in need and have been proud to see the high esteem in which our Church is held by the volunteers that run the food bank.

However understandably there is always sadly a need for more donations from those that are able to give to those that are less fortunate.  There are posters up next to the donation box at the back of church and I will be looking to get updates on what is urgently needed in the parish magazine and on the Pre School Praise emails each month.

This month the most urgent items required are: rice, sugar, coffee, jam, UHT milk, evaporated/condensed milk, cream crackers/ savoury biscuits, cartons of fruit juice, tinned custard and sponge puddings.

For those of you that are able to help to provide any further donations, please drop off your items at the back of church or there is also a box for donations in the Grappenhall Community library.  For more information about the Foodbank then please visit http://warrington.foodbank.org.uk/

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Helping the homeless in our town with basic needs and to get back on their feet. We support Homeless Sunday each January and send regular food and clothing donations to these fantastic organisations. There is a box in church to leave warm clothes and blankets.

www.warrington.ymca

 

Our annual Toy service provides toys for children in care and in need in our local area. The generosity of our school and church never fails to amaze us. 

 http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

Nationally

Many people in our church have a collecting box at home for the Children's Society. Each year we have a special Children's Society Sunday where the boxes are brought back to church, blessed and the money counted and sent off to help the work of this Church of England charity which does so much to help disadvantaged and destitute children. We also hold an annual Christingle Service in December which is very popular and raises lots of money.  To join the box scheme please contact  us on the email at the top of this page.

http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

Christingle 

International

Members of our congregation undertake the house to house collection for Christian Aid in Grappenhall. This charity support its partners in the developing work to work with local people to deliver the aid they need. The charity reaches people of all faiths and none. In emergency aid situations we will distribute collecting envelopes so that Christian Aid is enabled to send help directly to where it is needed.

http://www.christianaid.org.uk/

 

This amazing charity works tirelessly in the Holy Lands to reach people of all faiths. It has partners who work with disabled children, mothers and babies and with the unemployed to educate and enable them to support themselves through trade and farming. Our Christmas collections support this charity. 

http://www.embraceme.org/

 

Each year we have a shoebox collection. The church school and the congregation cover shoeboxes in Christmas wrapping paper and fill it with gifts for a child. These are collected and sent to children in poorer European countries and Africa. Find out more on their website

 http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ and to get involved contact us on the email at the top of this page.