Supported Charities

St Paul’s supports the following charities…

Faithworks Wessex helps people across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset; connect with their community, better manage their money and cope when in food crisis.  Visit web site.

 

“PACE – at their last meeting the PCC agreed to make PACE one of our nominated charities, replacing Julia’s House. They made this decision because although both are excellent causes, only churches will support the work of PACE. PACE stands for ‘Programme for Applied Christian Education.’ They are a Christian schools work charity established in 1994, partnering with local churches in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch to provide excellent learning opportunities in schools so that every student can ask their biggest questions, explore the Christian faith and investigate the life and claims of Jesus. You can find out more on their website and there are copies of their latest newsletter at the back of church. If you’d like to receive the newsletter you can sign up on their website or ask to be sent one in the post.

Adrian and RuthChurch Mission Society:  Adrian and Ruth Whitehall are our CMS ( Church Missionary Society) partners who are working in Morogoro, Tanzania. For more information about CMS visit web site
 fairtradeFairtrade: You have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. Contact Val Renyard.

The following are charities supported by members of the church family…

 

Chernobyl Children’s Life Line:  The Wessex branch of the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line seeks to raise £8,000 each year in order to bring 16 Chernobyl children here for one month’s respite care during the Summer. Research has shown that by removing the children from the toxic pollution which still exists where they live in this way increases their life expectancy by up to five years.  The children that we help come from regions of the Ukraine badly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in 1986.  Speak to John and Carolyn Martindale

 

Read Easy logoRead Easy Poole:  Read Easy is a not-for-profit organisation which recruits and trains volunteers to support adults who want help with their reading.  Contact Susan Ridd (Coordinator)  See web site.

 

Routes to Roots: Routes to Roots is a local charity for the homeless and rootless men and women in Poole, founded in 2003.  Supported by many churches, with an outreach team and a small army of volunteers, it provides immediate support for the rough sleepers, offering food, bedding, clothing and fellowship, and follows on with motivational and social activities at the dropins and outdoor projects. The aim is to help the “guys” (and an increasing number of girls) to regain a sense of self-esteem and to enable them to start rebuilding their lives. Visit  web site or speak to Tony Ridgway for more information.

 

Acts 435: is a revolutionary website that allows people to give money directly to others. Managed through a network of churches and local charities, our goal is to get 100% of your donations quickly to those in need.  Visit website or contact  Janet Green.

 

Poole Food Bank:  The church supports Poole Food Bank which helps individuals and families who, for a variety of reasons, do not have the money to buy the food they need. There is a basket at the back of the church, on the right hand side as you go in, for food donations.  For information see here

 

The Hub is a community initiative pioneered by Canford Heath Baptist Church, but supported by local people of all faiths and none. The Hub will be a drop-in centre offering a friendly listening ear and practical help where possible. Email: Paul Brayshaw or Church Office (01202 605311)   Visit web site.
Christian Aid:  We support the work of Christian Aid by donating monies raised from our annual pantomime and by sponsoring those who take part in the Annual Bournemouth Walk Along The Prom.  If you would like to know more please speak to The Office or 01202 605311 Visit web site
Open Doors supports persecuted Christians with Bibles, Christian materials, training, livelihood skills, advocacy – and in a whole host of other ways – so that they know they are not forgotten and can stand strong to serve their communities. So that they can give life.  We also seek to mobilise the church in the UK & Ireland not only to serve Christians living under religious persecution but also to learn from them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.  See web site.