Peopleton Church - Support
Healthy churches combine vibrant worship with service to their community. As Christians we need to discern what God is already doing in our community. Showing God’s love through acts of kindness and care for others further promotes the work of the church. If you feel anyone in the community would benefit from our support, please contact Shirley Clay (churchwarden) on 01905 841991 or any member of the PCC.
In the diocese of Worcester we follow and are committed to The Church of England’s safeguarding policies and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance, “Working Together”, to ensure the welfare of children and young people is paramount. The safeguarding of vulnerable adults is also a priority and the relevant policies are adhered to. The policies and procedures can be accessed at www.churchofengland.org.uk/safeguarding
All PCC members undertake safeguarding training and our parish safeguarding representative (Shirley Clay, churchwarden) is specifically trained in the safe recruitment of all personnel working with children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church. She can be contacted to discuss any safeguarding concerns.
If you need help and support locally, contact Shirley on 01905 841991. You can contact Childline on the free phone number 0800 1111 or online at www.childline.org.uk
If you would like prayers to be said for someone you know or for a specific situation please email Peopletonprayer@gmail.com or place your prayers in the prayer box to be found by the font in the church. Prayers will then be included in the next Sunday service.
St Paul’s Hostel for the homeless and rough sleepers in Worcester.
St Paul’s was established during 1977 in the vicarage of St Paul’s church in Worcester and currently houses 40 male and 6 female residents. They are able to stay for up to two years. During this time residents will be given support and assistance in work skills, until they are able to obtain employment and their own accommodation.
We support St Paul’s by providing a collection box in church for donations of non-perishable food and toiletries. Warm clothing, including underwear and socks, and single bedding are always desperately needed.
Operation Christmas Child – Samaritan’s Purse
Peopleton WI (Women’s Institute) and many friends and neighbours in the village are delighted to support this charity. They meet up in October/November to fill shoeboxes with toys and gifts. These shoe boxes are shipped out to the world’s poorest countries to bring untold pleasure to thousands of children at Christmas time.
The Worcester Foodbank is part of a national network supported by the Trussell Trust whose aims are to combat poverty and hunger across the United Kingdom. It is run in partnership with local churches and facilitated by the PCC of St Nicholas Church, Peopleton and All Saints Church, Worcester. (Reg. Charity 1128121, Tel: 01905 780400) The Foodbank was set up to help local people in crisis, to ensure no one would experience going hungry. In the last 12 months alone, people have been provided with over 5,000 three-day emergency food packages and support.
There is a labelled box at the rear of St Nicholas church for all donations. There is also a collection box in The Pantry (our Community shop.) To donate please place any items (non-perishable) in the box in St. Nicholas’ Church, Peopleton or the shop. All donations are regularly delivered to the collection and distribution warehouse in Lowesmoor, Worcester.
A list of urgently needed food items and other essentials is available in the church and is also regularly updated on the foodbank website: worcester.foodbank.org.uk
Items regularly required:-
Fruit squash, fruit juice
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
As part of our outreach work St Nicholas Church will be actively involved during Christian Aid week in May. House to house collections in the village help raise funds to assist with humanitarian relief and long term development of poor communities worldwide.
The ground breaking work of Christian Aid began in 1945 when British and Irish churches came together to help refugees following the Second World War. For over 70 years Christian Aid has highlighted human suffering, tackled injustice and championed people’s rights. Its main aim has been to promote sustainable development, support poor and marginalized people and tackle both the causes and symptoms of poverty. www.christianaid.org.uk has more in depth information.
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