St Wilfrid's Church

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

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

Our activities over the past twelve months have been focused solidly around our mission statement to `help those in need, wherever they are`.

10, 40ft shipping container loads of aid has been dispatched to refugee camps in Greece and to Syria. St Wilfrid’s congregation have helped with weekly  donations of clothing, bedding and footwear. We are also increasingly being asked to help to make local bare, rented accommodation fit to live in, providing donated furniture, undertaking decorating and providing basics such as kitchen equipment. Beneficiaries of our help include not just refugees, but local people in dire situations who would otherwise be homeless.


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.



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.

Leprosy Mission UK

Our congregation collect used stamps, when enough are collected we send them to the Leprosy Mission to fund their projects abroad.  Stamps to stamp out Leprosy!


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