CHARITY IN FOCUS

April  - Christian Aid

www.christianaid.org.uk

This month’s Charity in Focus is Christian Aid. Although Christian Aid week is officially 13th until 19th May, we are starting early so that our fund raising efforts do not clash with the parish’s preparations for our annual fete, which incidentally will be on Saturday 9th June. It is intended that our fund raising campaign for this important charity will continue into the first week of May.

Christian Aid Cream Tea

Sunday 6th May 2018 -
St Giles Centre - 3.00 to 5.30pm


It is the time of year once again for our annual Cream Tea on behalf of Christian Aid. You will have the chance to enjoy in style a super afternoon cream tea in the company of your friends and neighbours, while at the same time supporting such a worthwhile cause.

We will get out our best crockery and make this a really special event. Tickets go fast, so please book your place. If the weather is with us, we hope to spread into the outside space.   Tickets are £8.50, with all profit going to Christian Aid.

Contact: Carol Fryer on 01689 855468 / 0795 172 5069 carolafryer@icloud.com


 
Christian Aid is the international development agency for 41 sponsoring churches and keen to serve and work with other churches, too.

From the Christian Aid website: “We were established so that the sponsoring churches and others ‘could respond to Christ’s command to care for all in need’. Our values are rooted in our Christian belief and are based on our understanding of relational theology, which asserts that human beings are called to have a special relationship with God and in turn to have a particular relationship with one another. Everything we do is in response to God’s gift to the world, of his son Jesus Christ. Jesus promised ‘good news’ for the poor and ‘freedom’ for the oppressed, calling us to action. Jesus called his followers to ‘love God and love your neighbour’. Through his life and teaching, his death and his resurrection, he inspired his followers to love God, love their neighbours and long for justice. Our faith in God, and in his loving relationship with us, gives us confidence and hope that poverty can be ended, despite all that might stand in the way.”

Charities for 2018:

Month Charity
Jan / Feb Certitude
March MIND
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August London City Mission /
Church Mission Society
September Friends of St. Giles
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December Welcare in Bromley
 
IIf you would like any information about the Charity in Focus scheme, do please get in touch with our co-ordinator:

Helen Roberts 01689 851267
stgiles.charity@gmail.com

 

About Charity in Focus

In matters of faith and religion talk can be easy.  The bible teaches us that if we cannot love the brother or sister who we can see how can we love God who we cannot. At St. Giles we seek to put love into action by supporting a range of charities and good causes.  

 

There is obviously a tremendous amount of need in our own country and across the world with many charities seeking our support. During the course of the year a number of designated charity is supported by our community.  Funds are raised in various ways including Coffee Mornings, Cake Sales, donations and sponsored events. 

There are specific charities which are supported each year on a regular basis,  the remaining months are available for parishioners to choose a charity whose aims and objectives are close to their heart. If you would like to sponsor a charity, or any further information,  then please contact our co-ordinator:

Helen Roberts 01689 851267
stgiles.charity@gmail.com


ABOUT US


Charity Film Night:
The Blue Dahlia

Monday 23rd April
8:15 St. Giles Centre


This is a 1946 film noir, directed by George Marshall based on an original screenplay by Raymond Chandler.

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The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. It was Chandler's first original screenplay.

Charity Film Night:
To Catch a Thief

Wednesday. 16th May
8:15 St. Giles Centre


To Catch a Thief is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John Michael Hayes based on the 1952 novel To Catch a Thief by David Dodge.



The film stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar who has to save his reformed reputation by catching an imposter preying on the wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. Grace Kelly stars opposite him as his romantic interest in her final film with Hitchcock.