We aim to donate to external charities on an annual basis, both locally and nationally.
Each year the congregation selects a charitable organisation which we donate to throughout the year.
For 2023 and 2024 it has been decided that our focus for fundraising is St Cuthbert's Church. The church holds charitable status and to maintain our church building and meet the day to day running costs requires this support.
We also currently support Queenscourt Hospice and The Leprosy Mission by taking a collection for each charity on one Sunday in the year.
Each year we hold a Harvest Supper on the Monday evening following our Harvest Sunday services and the funds raised go to a different Charitable organisation. In the past we have supported :-
Southport Soup Kitchen
Save the Children
Antokia Children's Charity
A small dedicated group of ladies within St Cuthbert's Church hold special events in support of The Children's Society, including:
a 'Soup and Pie Lunch' (usually in February),
a 'Spring Coffee Morning' (usually in March),
a 'Strawberry Tea' (usually in July)
a 'Coffee and Gingerbread' morning in November
and the Christingle Service in December.
Our Church members give their personal support each year in support of Christian Aid to help those living in poverty throughout the world.
St Cuthbert's Bible Study Group hold a Lentern Tea each year, and funds raised are sent to various overseas charitable organisations.
In 2017, the group raised £328 which was sent to Save the Children for work in East Africa.
The church encourages the use of "Fair Trade" products where possible.
There is a continuous collection of food and toiletry items within St Cuthbert's for the Southport Foodbank.
A number of the ladies from the congregation of St Cuthbert's work with Churchtown Christian Visitors. They provide companionship and social events for older and housebound people in the Parish and local area. Funds are raised, by way of coffee mornings, to enable them to organise outings each year to local garden centres or similar venues for afternoon tea. A very worthwhile local charitable organisation.
Through payment of the church's Parish Share to the Liverpool Diocese, this parish also makes a contribution to the cost of mission and ministry in the many deprived areas which exist in other areas of the Diocese.