Besides the Church Charity, there are three other ways in which the church gives to charity.
First, we give away 10% of our ordinary income (church offertory together with its Gift Aid tax refund). See below for what happened in the last completed church financial year (2010-11).
Second, we make a collection for the Methodist Relief & Development Fund whenever there is an appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee. Recently we sent money for relief efforts to counter the effects of the famine in Somalia.
Third, the church organises annual house-to-house collections for Christian Aid and Action for Children (previously NCH) and we normally donate our Christmas Day offertory to Action for Children. The Beeston Benevolent Society’s Carol Choir also collects money at Christmas for local beneficiaries.
Donations from church income (2010-11)
Each year the church donates 10% of its ordinary income (including the tax relief on gift-aided offertories) to Methodist funds, to local and overseas Methodist groups, and to non-Methodist charities and groups suggested by the congregation.
Many individuals and church groups make their own donations to their favourite charities, so the bulk of our money goes to mainstream Methodist funds.
|Methodist Church Fund for World Mission
including Easter Offering
|Methodist Church Fund for Home Mission||£1,720|
|Methodist Relief & Development Fund||£750|
|Methodist Church Fund for Property||£500|
|NCH Action for Children||£400|
|Queenswood Amenity Fund||£150|
|Ministers Retirement Auxiliary Fund||£100|
|LWPT (formerly LPMA)||£100|
|Methodist Ministers Housing Society||£100|
|Circuit Training Fund||£50|
|Hope café [formerly ‘Parish Pantry’]||£550|
|Broxtowe Women’s Project||£200|
|Women’s Friendship Group||£100|
|Gitare School, Kenya||£100|
|The Friary Drop-in Centre||£100|
|Association of Young People with ME||£100|
|St John’s College||£100|