Charities we support
A number of people in the church sponsor children in developing countries.
Since 2009, the church as a whole has sponsored a young man called Joseph who lives in Kibiga-Mulagi in Uganda. We have sponsored him throughout his education and we receive regular reports about his progress and letters from him. He is now 19 years old and is in vocational training, studying motor mechanics. As of October 2020, we have a new child to sponsor, who also lives in Kibiga-Mulagi. His name is Charles, aged 12, and he is in Primary 4 at school.
If you would like to find out more about child sponsorship please see the World Vision Child Sponsorship pages.
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. We also collect shoeboxes and wrapping paper.
In November, 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. Our 2019 shoeboxes went to Central Asia. Last year, 2020, things were organised differently because of restrictions on gathering in groups due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A big "thank you" to Maggie and her helpers for packing our 33 shoeboxes and getting them sent off early in November. Some members did them online too.
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)
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.