Building communities, transforming lives: Why we need to fundraise

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On the front line

As well as performing thousands of baptisms, weddings and funerals each year, our clergy are often on the front line, providing people with support in their direst hour. From their presence after the 7/7 bombings to the work after the riots in 2011; supporting City workers after the crash of 2007 to providing support for the refugees and the destitute – the Church provides a unique permanent presence at the heart of every community while improving the liveability of London for all Londoners.

A growing Church

A flourishing and growing church is able to reach out to serve and bless its community. In recent years under Bishop Richard Chartres’ direction, we have seen the renewal of churches from Hounslow to Poplar, Colindale to Bank – the Church is showing signs of growth as people look afresh at Jesus and what his message means to our lives in the 21st Century. Continued growth is essential, as people find identity and belonging within the Christian faith, they turn outward to love those around them.

Meeting the need

As charities and local services close, there is an increasing need for churches to provide foodbanks, homeless shelters, youth clubs, knitting clubs, toddlers groups and much more. Our buildings are often the only affordable community space within London neighbourhoods and our 10,000 volunteers spend hours of their time each week serving their communities.

A liveable London

We all want to live in a city where people are connected into communities which care for them; where they are missed when they don’t show up, where people know their neighbours and are able to navigate the changes that today’s world presents; secure in the knowledge that they are loved and valued regardless of who they are or where they have come from. Your donation can ensure that in every neighbourhood, London can remain a liveable city.

Find out more about the difference your money can make.

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