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Charities we support

Child sponsorship


A number of people in the church sponsor children in developing countries.  

From 2009 the church as a whole has sponsored boys in Uganda through World Vision. Our current child is called Joel. He is 4 years old and lives with his parents, brother and two sisters in Busitema, a forested area in South East Uganda.

If you would like to find out more about child sponsorship please see the World Vision Child Sponsorship pages.


Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child is the UK's largest children's Christmas appeal. Thanks to a huge army of volunteers who give their time to help make this Christmas 'miracle' come to life, they are able to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  Samaritan's Purse works with local churches and charities overseas to ensure that shoeboxes gets delivered by hand to children who need it most. Their approach is to give shoeboxes to children in need, regardless of their background or beliefs.  Where it's appropriate, their local partners also make available to children a booklet of Bible stories, including the original Christmas story - the birth of Jesus. 


How is CBC involved?

Normally we collect different items each month from January to October.  In April we collect toothbrushes (but not toothpaste), combs and hairbrushes. Suitable items are welcome at any time of the year.  Visit the Samaritan's Purse website for details of what can be included.


In October, all that has been collected, plus the lovingly wrapped shoeboxes, are taken to the church and we enjoy a mammoth packing session!  When the boxes are completed, they are delivered to the collection centre, where they await the beginning of their long journey around the world.  On reaching their destinations, the boxes are distributed to some very deserving and grateful children.  In 2021 we packed 70 boxes and they went to Central Asia.  Our 2022 shoeboxes went to children in Belarus.  Over 50 shoeboxes from 2023 were given a special send-off during our morning service on Sunday 5th November.  These went to children in Moldova.

Click on the photo of the boy with his shoebox to read some of the stories and find out just what it means for a child overseas to receive a shoebox.


'The King will reply. Truly I tell you whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.' 

(Matthew Ch 25 v 40)

TWAM (Tools with a Mission)


We have been supporting Tools with a mission for many years now.


TWAM started over thirty years ago, and has since then provided help by collecting and refurbishing tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sending them overseas.


If you have any new or old tools or sewing machines that are no longer used and you would like to donate, please contact us.   Collection can be arranged.


We contribute to many charities throughout the year and have numerous associations with charities and organisations. Please view our links page to visit their websites.

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