The PCC of St James’ resolved many years ago to donate at least 10% of all disposable income to charities, in line with the biblical principles of tithing, and secure in the knowledge that the Lord will provide.  See Luke 12: 22 – 34.  We believe that this extends to time and talents, as well as finance and worldly goods.  See Matthew 25: 31 – 46.  “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

And Luke 21: ‘As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow putting in two very small copper coins. “I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Charitable donations made in 2023 in line with the PCC’s policy of donating 10% of disposable income to charity, in addition to the usual Christian Aid collection included:
Charity Amount
Brian House Children’s Hospice – collection at the Fashion Show £400
Cardiac Risk in the Young – collection at the Fashion Show £400
Christian Aid Turkey/ Syria Earthquake appeal £250
WaterAid collection (Lent) £435
Sponsorship of Lex and Alex Hamilton, missionaries in SE Asia. £1,200
Child Sponsorship £180
Deanery Charities, at the Deanery Quiz £200
Christian Aid Middle East Crisis appeal £250
Macmillan Cancer Support – Harvest appeal £550
TOTAL £3,865


Thank you for your donation


Thank you for your generous donation of £250.00. This gift from St James church, Stalmine will have a real impact on our global neighbours and we’re extremely grateful for your support. 


You’re helping communities around the world unite against poverty, injustice and the climate crisis.


Together with you, we are a movement of change makers. The courageous. The mighty of heart. We’ll be standing alongside the most vulnerable people for as long as we are needed, and hope you will too.


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Thank you once again, and take care.


Yours sincerely,

Christian Aid

Donation sent to the Turkey / Syrian Earthquake Appeal

Gifts of non-perishable food from Harvest Festival services
Following Baptism