Some of the charities we support
Throughout the year our parish focuses on a calendar of missions support and outreach.
Our parish community looks outwards and supports those in greater need than ourselves.
We have a regular pattern of support for some key charities and in the summer months we pick a new charity each year.
For further information or suggestions on mission causes, please email or phone Grahame Senior.
Parish Focus May and June
We listen. We support. We act. Because we believe no child should feel alone.
The Tring Team Parish has a long and important relationship with the Children’s Society. The Children's society support the most vulnerable children in our society. Whether they are homeless, exploited or victims in county lines they are there to support them.
There are two main ways we support the Children's Society. Firstly our annual Christingle Services collect for them, secondly there is a box collection (through the year people collect change) and box collection opening day which includes a garden party and stalls.
This year the Garden Day and box opening was on Saturday !8th June, and funds raised and box contents are being counted.
Please consider making a donation towards the work of The Children's Society as the need this year is greater than ever. Please email via the button below for information where to send a cheque to, or give through our giving page with reference Children's Society, or direct to them via their website.
Chiltern MS Centre
Parish Focus July and August
In July and August we focus on a different charity each year. In 2022 we will focus on the work of the Chiltern MS Centre based in Wendover.
The centre offers treatment, support and practical advice for people with all types of MS, empowering them to live healthier and happier lives.
Their social groups offer a place for members and carers to relax and have fun. From art to sport – there is something for everyone.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had MS for many years, they are here for you whenever you need them.
Members have full access to all of their services and support for as long as they need. Once referred it’s quick and easy to join the centre.
If you would like to support their work, you can donate money, fundraise, volunteer at the centre, donate in memory of a loved one, or leave a gift in your will.
On Sunday 10th July as part of the Tring Carnival weekend, there is an afternoon of music and beer run by Tring Blues Bar and Tring Brewery in aid of the centre. Featuring Slim Chance and Dave Sutherland. Reserve tickets on the Blues Bar website, pay £15 on the door.
Bishop's Harvest Appeal
Parish Focus Sept and Oct
Each year the Bishop of St Albans has a harvest appeal which we support.
"Not Forgotten" is the appeal for 2022
‘For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.’ Psalm 9:18
We believe with expectation and hope for all God is going to do through ‘Not Forgotten’ which is about the work going on in Mozambique by Tearfund partners.
This year’s appeal will help in raising up the local church to provide support and hope to communities who have endured much in the last years. Conflict and devastating weather events along with COVID-19 now present them with severe food shortages.
We will collect monetary donations throughout the two months as part of our Harvest offerings. Please give through our giving page or bank accounts if possible, or through service collections and Beer and Hymns (October 9th) collections. Thank You.
Our parish Harvest Services will be published in due course, usually starting in early September, running through to 9th October when Tring will celebrate theirs, finishing with Beer and Hymns in Tring Brewery in the evening.
DENS and FOODBANK
Parish Focus Nov and Dec
DENS is our local homeless shelter - Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter. They also run the Foodbank. Helping Rebuild Lives.
DENS houses, supports and empowers vulnerable single homeless people, and others in crisis, to transform their lives.
The foodbank and the homeless shelter are both run by DENS. We provide financial support to the homeless shelter and every year our youth café sleep out to raise money for them. This year it is on Friday 26th November, please support our young people by sponsoring them. You can do that by going to our giving page, or using our card reader in Tring Church, or give through the collection plate or speak to a member of the clergy. Please reference any donation you give with "Sleepout"
Our parish also provides the local centre for the foodbank. Those in need can get vouchers from Tring Church and we provide emergency food parcels for individuals and families. The foodbank is open every weekday from 10 am to 12 noon. We also collect food for the Foodbank. Thanks to your generosity, we collected 2555kg from April 2020 to March 2021.
Hospice of St Francis
Parish Focus January and February
The Hospice of St Francis is our local Hospice providing end of life support to those in our community.
As a parish we believe that a good life requires a good death and we a pleased to support our local Hospice providing care for those with a life-limiting illness.
On Sunday 16th January we welcome the Chaplain of St Francis Hospice, Ray Ashley-Brown to preach at the 10am service.
Please give generously to the hospice through our collections and through on-line giving or the card reader in Tring Church. Please mark any donations with St Francis Hospice. The service will be streamed if you are staying at home.
Our major fundraiser for this has been Beers and Carols at Tring Brewery in previous years. Sadly this is not possible this year during Covid precautions.
Parish Focus March and April
Christian Aid is the major Christian overseas relief agency.
As a parish we join with Churches Together in Tring to support them through concerts, Lent Lunches, and a sponsored walk or run.
Many people will remember being involved in done door to door collections during Christian Aid Week. As a parish we replaced this fundraising for such an important charity by raising money from our Mega Stick Sunday sponsored walk. Last year in spite of lock-down, we raised over £10,000.
In 2022 we raised around £17,000 thanks to most donations being match funded so you donation was worth double plus Gift Aid. Thanks to all, especially Huw and Richard.
Our mega stick walk is a sponsored walk around the 5 churches in our parish. You can walk run or cycle. It is the same distance as a half marathon. It is on a Sunday close to Christian Aid week in May. We finish with a BBQ for all participants and supporters.
Email link is below for more details.