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Charities and Links through the years
Twenty-first century Britain is a very different place from Victorian
Britain, but sadly the need to think of those less fortunate has not
gone away and charitable giving is still at the heart of our parish
outreach - an essential part of the good news our Christian faith
encourages us to proclaim.
Later on, in the 1980s, through contacts with USPG ('U' stands for
'United') made by Hannah Stanton, a prominent member of the congregation,
St James's became associated with St
Luke's Mission Hospital, Milo, South West Tanzania (shown right),
a long-standing link that continues today. Read the page St Luke's
Mission Hospital, Milo. Then in 1998 our parish took an active interest
in ALMA, a new partnership link between the Diocese of London and
the Anglican Church in Angola and Mozambique. As well as supporting
the general aims of ALMA and its Lent Appeals, St James's has helped
churches in Teddington with their link parish of Santa Maria Madelena
in Pemba (on the north-east coast of Mozambique).
St James's has never left its charitable giving to chance. Every year it continues to set aside several thousands of pounds in its budget for charitable grants, both in this country and abroad, particularly in Africa. A magazine article from 2009 What a difference we all make is a good summary of the ongoing work of the Charities and Links committee on behalf of the parish. Read the articles Charities and Links Donations and Charities and Links Activities.
Read the additional articles:
The Parish Church of St James, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ
Main site: stjames-hamptonhill.org.uk