St Michael’s models Christian giving by using a proportion of our income each year towards nominated charities. We also support charitable organisations in other ways such as reduced hire rates for our facilities and volunteering by members of the congregation. Special collections
Please find our Charity policy here.
Current nominated Charities:
SPEAR is a community charity helping local residents suffering from homelessness achieve independent living in their local community. SPEAR strive for communities in which anyone facing or experiencing homelessness can quickly move into secure accommodation, get effective support and work towards their hopes and aspirations. Their mission is to enable homeless people in South and West London find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future.For more information please visit their website by clicking here.
Jeel al Amal (Generation of Hope) school in Bethany, West Bank (2 years). Bethany was once home to Mary, Martha and Lazarus and only a “Palm Sunday” walk over the Mt of Olives from Jerusalem. The village is now in economic collapse, hidden from view behind the new Separation Security Wall.
A beacon of light is the Jeel al-Amal (Generation of Hope) School and Boys Home. Founded in 1972 by Christian Palestinians, Alice and Basil Sahhar, the project is now under the direction of their daughter, Najwa. Three hundred children are being educated in the primary school which is affiliated to the Palestinian Education Authority and which pays the teachers’ salaries, and one hundred boys live in the Home. The boys come from Jerusalem and from towns and villages in the Palestinian territories. Many are orphans or have endured terrible domestic problems. St Michael’s parishioners learned of Jeel al Amal through pilgrimages to the Holy Land. More can be read here.