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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. 

 
Children's Society
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 giving through the mission focus months.

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.

A date for your diaries; 

Save the date! “Greenways Garden” for a relaxed
al fresco get together in support of The Children’s Society on Saturday 13th July , 11am - 3pm.

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Eco-church initiatives
Parish Focus July and August

In July and August we focus on a different charity each year.  In 2023 we will focus eco initiatives. Following the Operation Noah study course Tenants of the King, we set up an ECO-church group who look at ways that the parish can steer green projects and encourage others in the congregations to get greener.

In July and August we will promote the BBC Wild Britain (run by Countryfile) - be kind to nature. 

There are lots of ideas on the Wildlife Trusts website. Please take a look and see how you can be kind to nature and make a difference in our world. 

We will also highlight the work of A Rocha (an environmental charity. We already work with A Rocha in getting our churches more sustainable. So far Tring and Aldbury have bronze awards and we are working to get the other 3 churches' applications. We are all working towards the higher levels. More details coming soon.

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Bishop's Harvest Appeal
Parish Focus Sept and Oct

Each year the Bishop of St Albans has a harvest appeal which we support. 

"Cracking Food Poverty Together" is the appeal for 2023

We are pleased to have raised £1109 in 2023

This year’s Harvest Appeal supports Mission Direct in their work in Kumi, Uganda, by providing materially poor families with chickens. These give them a sustainable and low cost food source, and also provides them with a new income stream because they can sell some of their eggs and new chicks that hatch.

Their first hatchlings are returned to the project so that another family can benefit. Depending on how much money is raised, some funds might also support other food poverty projects, like planting orchards for schools to supplement the diets of their pupils.

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. Thank You.

Our parish Harvest Services are published on the News page and are starting in early September, running through to 8th October when Tring will celebrate theirs.
We join together at Long Marston church on Sunday 1st October at 6pm with the ever popular Beer and Hymns, along with harvest food. Thanks go to Richard and Jane Shardlow for the Tring Brewery Beer.

 
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 we are planning for a group from the parish to sleep-out on November 24th as part of a local sponsorship event. There will be a justgiving page in due course, and you can also give to DENS via our giving page, collections and card reader reference "DENS" as part or our mission focus for November and December.

Our parish also provides the local centre for the foodbank.  Those in need can get vouchers from The Citizens Advice, call to get a voucher 0808 208 2138 free phone. 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. Donations of food from across Dacorum have been lower this year, and the increase of need has been 60% higher so any donations of food or money from you are valued greatly. Thank you.

 
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.

 

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. 

 
Christian Aid
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. 

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. In 2024 it was on Sunday 21st April to coincide with the London Marathon as Richard Abel also ran for Christian Aid. Annette Reynolds and friends walked the half marathon route. We finished with a BBQ at 5pm at Tring for all participants and supporters. 

We have raised around £10,000, a tremendous amount.

Email link is below for more details.

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