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Giving

‘We accept the call to be deeply, deeply connected with unconditional love, with our own fragile humanity, and with people everywhere.’ – Henri Nouwen 1932-1996

Meet the Giving Team

However you engage with the life at St James’s Church, whether that be as a regular member of the congregation, an online member, a supporter or neighbour, we’d like to thank you for your ongoing involvement as we restore and rejuvenate our historic church.

Our vision statement is Rooted in God’s earth, we envision a just society and a creative, open-hearted church, and at the heart of this vision are our core values: Contemplation, Adventure, Courage, Action, Kindness.

These values will guide us as we commit to building a more diverse and inclusive community in our city and now, online too.

There are a number of ways in which you can help develop our work. You can make a one off or regular donation to our Congregational Giving Fund.

If you especially want to support our projects with asylum seekers and refugees with no recourse to public funds, and people experiencing homelessness or living on low incomes, then you can donate to The Solidarity Fund (see Robin’s video below).

Although our focus is on money, we are looking at all forms of giving as our collective and individual contribution to the mission of St. James’s Church, so please explore our Volunteering page. 

from The Giving Team
Claire, David, Debbie, Hannah, Katherine & Tom

Current Update from The Giving Team

As an expression of our faith as a eucharistic community here at St James’s, our aim in financial giving is to raise £161,000 this year. 

By the end of September 2021, £97,000 had been given. 

Thank you to all of you.

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The Solidarity Fund

Our Food Outreach Coordinator Robin describes our new Solidarity Fund, which supports all of our different projects with asylum seekers and refugees with no recourse to public funds, and people experiencing homelessness or living on low incomes.

Can you help us continue and develop this important work?

“Even a seemingly small act of generosity can grow into something far beyond what we could ever ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20) — the creation of a community of love in this world, and beyond this world, because wherever love grows, it is stronger than death (1 Cor. 13:8). So when we give ourselves to planting and nurturing love here on earth, our efforts will reach out beyond our own chronological existence. Indeed, if we raise funds for the creation of a community of love, we are helping God build the kingdom. We are doing exactly what we are supposed to do as Christians.
Paul is clear about this: ‘Make love your aim’ (1 Cor. 14:1).”

Henri Nouwen, The Spirituality of Fundraising