Giving to others
We are constantly thinking about the needs of the wider world and trying to help in as many ways as possible- by fundraising, working in the community and direct giving. As a result of your generosity we can help others in our community, throughout the country and though the whole world
* We collect continually for Care Dewsbury who support the homeless locally. Collections of food, toiletries, clothes and towels can be left on the back pew in Thornhill church.
Care Dewsbury need knitted scarves, gloves etc. Or if you can't knit, why not donate some wool - leave it in the box at the back of church
* At Christmas each member of the congregation can send one card to everyone and they are displayed for all to see. Then you donate any moneys that you would have used for postage to send to charity.
In 2020 we are collecting for MIND
We have supported the Candlelighters and before we have raised funds for Shelter and Childline.
* We are Fairtrade churches and our bell ringing team at Thornhill run the Traidcraft catalogues for the congregation to purchase from.
*Our Harvest lunch is held to raise funds for charities, local or international. We raised money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance ithe Forget me Not Hospice iand have raised money for Water Aid and locally based charity Caring for Life.
*Every year we support Christian Aid week with collections and occasional Lent Lunches.
*Annually we donate to alleviate the suffering of leprosy through the Leprosy Misison.
*We annually support the Children's Society with all collections from the Christingle services being donated to them.
* The PCC allocates funds every year for giving to a specific charity.
*We answer to the need during all major disasters.
In addition to what we do as a church we are fortunate in having the Angels Cafe run by volunteers from the community, which meets in church weekly and raises money for charity. THeir donations are lsited on our NEWS page.
Why not come on a Wednesday lunchtime- 1115-1300 for a good meal?