Mission and Outreach

The most visible work of the M&O committee is fundraising for various charities with our ‘Charity of the Month’ but our remit is wider than that – not simply to raise money for a charity but to highlight the work of various charities, be they small local ones, national or international, and, hopefully, to relate what we are doing to our Christian vocation to build God’s kingdom in the community and wider world as well as in St John’s. 

We use the parish magazine and our Church and Centre notice boards to provide information about the charities, publicise our events and talks, and hope that we reach people in the community. We now also put publicity on St John’s Facebook page.

St John’s also gives regular support to the local food bank with volunteers and food donations.

Charities of the month
Month Charities Supported in 2016 Planned for 2017
January Habitat for Humanity YMCA
February Bishop of Guildford's Lent Appeal British Heart Foundation
March Bishop of Guildford's Lent Appeal
April Jigsaw School Cranleigh Jigsaw Children's Bereavement Charity
May Christian Aid Christian Aid
June Celebration of Queen’s birthday Summer Fair (usually a local charity)
July Tear Fund Tear Fund
August Red Cross To be decided
September International Nepal Fellowship eye hospital in Pokhara MacMillan Cancer
October Harvest gifts for Besom Guildford Besom
November Church Mission Society Bazaar - Church Mission Society
December Send Family Link & Christingle service for Children’s Society Send Family Link & Christingle service for Children’s Society

If you would like to donate to the Charity of the month, you can put donations in the church collection plate or give them into the Parish Office in an envelope. This should be clearly marked with the name of the charity. If the donation can be gift aided, the gift aid envelope needs the name of the charity PLUS the full printed name, signature and address of the donor.

We aim to keep a balance between international, national and local charities. If you would like to suggest a charity for future support, please let Barbara Lawrence (577164) know. If you are planning a special charitable effort yourself, please let us know so we can help and give you extra publicity.


Activities
Webpage icon House Groups and Courses
Webpage icon Baby and Toddler Group
Webpage icon Christian Aid
Webpage icon Wednesday Coffee Club
Webpage icon Bell Ringing
Webpage icon Music at St John's
Webpage icon Housegroups
Webpage icon Brownies