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Partnership Giving

Through Partnership Giving the PCC have agreed to give money to support other partners in our shared mission of growing the Kingdom of God.

No Church exists in isolation.  As well as working locally we are also connected to the wider Church nationally and internationally.  One of the ways these links are expressed is through the sharing of resources. Our links with partners in the wider Church and community are a source of inspiration to us in our own ministry.  There are so many groups undertaking exciting and challenging work, helping make the world as God intended.

These groups are our partners in growing the Kingdom of God.  Whilst there are many wonderful potential partners we focus on just a few so that we can get to know them and feel involved in the work they are doing.  The aim is to foster a real sense of being partners; it is not just about giving money.  It may involve offering practical support and importantly supporting them with our prayers.

Our Global Partners

  • Christian Aid, working for an end to poverty world wide.
  • The Kanamai Development Trust providing much needed facilities for a poor area of Kenya.
  • Pasture Valley Children’s Home providing a safe Christian home for needy children in Swaziland.

Our National Partners

  • The Children’s Society helping vulnerable children and young people.
  • The RNLI and especially The Portishead Lifeboat that helps keep our coastal waters safe.

Our Local Partners

  • Trinity Anglican-Methodist School & St Peter’s Church of England School helping provide RE and pastoral resources for our two church schools.
  • Relate Avon seeking to establish a local outpost to support relationships and family life.
  • Crisis Centre Ministries, Bristol, a Christian charity working to help those with life disrupting problems. 
  • Port of Bristol Seafarers Centre based in Portbury to promote seafarers’ welfare
  • Woodspring Deposit Guarantee Board helping local homeless find a home.

As part of our stewardship campaign we aim to use 10% of our planned giving income to build and develop these partnership links and so to enrich the life of our church community.  60% of that allocation will be shared with three overseas organisations. 15% of that allocation will be used with two national partners and 25% will be used with seven local partners. 

We are also actively involved together with members of other churches across town in collecting during Christian Aid Week each year. At the three Christingle Services held just before Christmas each year money is raised to support the work of the Children’s Society, and toys are collected to send to needy and vulnerable families at the Christmas Eve Crib and Toy Services.