Organisations we support
At St Peter and St Paul we support a number of organisations, local, national and international. It is our policy to give 10% of our income away, in line with the Biblical requirement to tithe. We also hold special collections at certain times of year - for example Christian Aid week. Collections from the Christingle service are given to The Children's Society and from the Remembrance Service to the British Legion.
Giving reminds us both that all that we have comes from God, and is a gift rather than an entitlement, and also that all people are our brothers and sisters.
We also, of course, support organisations through prayer and through practical involvement. Members of the congregation help various charities and local initiatives; for example, driving elderly people to meetings, helping at the school, helping to staff a family contact centre, and helping in less formal ways in the area.
"How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?"
(1 John 3.17)
Below you can find links to some of the organisations which we support regularly.
We help to fund a school counsellor who is available to listen to children who need someone to talk to.
Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust works with young people around the area.
Works with people recovering from drug and alcohol dependency across Kent.
Sevenoaks Christian Counselling Service
Offers professional counselling for whatever people can afford to pay. The service is open to anyone of any faith or none, and does not give specifically Christian advice.
Churches Together in Sevenoaks
As well as working to draw churches together CTSD supports various initiatives like a Family Contact centre which enables separated parents to spend time with their chilldren.
The Children's Society
The Church Urban Fund
Supporting the work of the Anglican Church around the world and in particular in the Diocese of the Amazon where our mission partners, Bishop Saulo and Ruth de Barros work.