We have chosen, as a community, to support several charities aiding local and international causes to the extent of 12.5% of our annual Offertory Income from the congregation.
The St Michael’s Church Giving at 4.5% of Offertory Income supported the following charities in 2019: Wycombe Homeless Connection and Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust both of whom were given £1700. This was on the recommendation of the St Michael’s Outside Giving Committee to the DCC.
The St Michael’s Church Giving at 8% of Offertory Income was paid to the PCC Team Ministry to support a larger and longer term charitable commitment to a number of chosen charities for which Sharon International Ministries (SIM) was recommended from our church in particular as worthy of our money, active help and prayers. In 2019 we contributed £4000 as our share to the total of the Beaconsfield Team Outside Giving Charities which, as well as supporting SIM also included donations to MAF, Embrace Syrian Refugee Project, Burundi Great Lakes Outreach-New Generation. Members of the St Michael’s Outside Giving Committee are also part of the Beaconsfield Team Outside Giving Committee and participate in the decision making process for this element of PCC expenditure. Fuller details of this giving is published annually in the PCC Trustees Report for the year. For more information about the Outside Giving Committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org