Knowing Jesus,

Growing in God’s love

Sharing it with all


All Saints Church, Sawtry

CHARITIES SUPPORTED


All Saints has a policy of aiming to give 10% of its annual unrestricted income to charities whose aims are in line with the vision and purpose of the church. These are generally decided on an annual basis by the PCC.


CARESCO

is a Sawtry organisation, created by local people in the 1980s in response to needs in the community. It is now responsible for a Friendship Club, the Sawtry Day Centre, Printshop, the Sawtry Car Scheme and runs a Charity Shop in the village.

CARESCO edits and publishes the Sawtry Eye magazine and also host a Christmas Day lunch open to anyone who would otherwise be on their own. It thus provides a very valuable service to the community, especially older people, in a wide variety of ways. Christians from All Saints and the Methodist Church are involved as staff members and volunteers. Please visit their website at www.caresco.org.uk for more information.


CHURCH ARMY

is a mission-focused community of people who are transforming lives and communities through the work of evangelists, staff and supporters. It was founded in the Victorian era as a society of evangelists within the Anglican Church, with the aim of helping people come to a living faith in Jesus Christ. It is committed to sharing the Christian faith through words and action in a variety of contexts across the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Its main focus is on the 7 out of 10 people who have little or no meaningful contact with church, and thus takes a lead in pioneering and fresh expressions.


CHRISTIAN AID

is a Christian organisation which has been working to relieve poverty worldwide for more than 60 years. It was started by a group of British and Irish church leaders in the aftermath of World War 2. The first Christian Aid week was held in 1957, and soon after that it started to campaign about the causes of hunger and poverty as well as providing urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great. Christian Aid insists that the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.


LEPROSY MISSION

is an international Christian development organisation, transforming and empowering the lives of people affected by leprosy.  It works mainly in 11 countries in Asia and Africa, working closely with staff in these countries to provide and evaluate a range of different projects. The projects help transform the lives of leprosy-affected people as well as working towards eradicating the causes of the disease.  The headquarters of the Leprosy Mission is in south Peterborough, and All Saints has had various links with the Mission.