Charities & Organisations
Here you'll find a list of charities that are working in our local area as well as links to wider organisations and charities that we often donate to or work with. Just click on the titles to view their websites.
Antioch Christian Bookroom is a book shop in Rawtenstall centre, just inside Kay Street Baptist Church. The bookshop is volunteer-run by members of various churches in the area and the profits go to different charities throughout the year. Here you can find Christian books including Bibles, study books, fiction and much more as well as gifts, greetings cards and foods!
Bacup Fellowship of Churches is a group of churches in Bacup, including our own Central Methodist Church. The group runs two charity shops on Market Street, Bacup. One is a children's shop selling toys, clothing, books etc. and one is an adults shop which mainly sells clothing, jewelry and books. Go to find a bargain!
Toilet Twinning aims to bring safe water and sanitation to poor communities, using donations to build basic toilets, create access to clean water and provide education on good hygiene. You may have seen around our churches where we have a photo of a toilet or toilets that we've been able to twin with our donations, usually just by collecting change!
M3 Project is a specialist charity in East Lancashire helping those between the ages of 16-21 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find safe accommodation as well as helping to prevent homelessness through mediation.
M.W.I.B. or Methodist Women in Britain are an organisation who aim to connect women with an interest in creative spirituality and a passion for global social justice. They often create social action campaigns and work to help people facing injustice across the globe.
Action for Children is a UK based charity that supports Children and Families in all kinds of situations. Last year Action for Children helped 387,000 children, young people and families in the UK.
M.H.A. or Methodist Homes for the Aged is a national charity providing care, accommodation and support services for older people across Britain. Their aim is to help people to live well and be properly cared for at whatever stage of life.
All We Can is an international Methodist relief and development charity. They work with some of the world's poorest communities to help find solutions to poverty and end suffering caused by injustice and inequality. They also respond to emergency crisis and disasters.
JMA or Junior Mission for All was created so children could learn about and support the mission of the church in a fun, creative way. The JMA allows children to get involved with raising money for the Methodist Church's World Mission Fund and Mission in Britain fund meaning they are a part of improving people's lives across the globe.
Hope in Sri Lanka is a charity that supports orphans and abandoned children in Sri Lanka, particularly in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. Pam and Keith Pollen started the charity after volunteering in Sri Lanka where they saw the need to help the children left orphaned after the disaster. They go out to Sri Lanka at least 3 times a year to take donations and their current project is the refurbishment of 'Hope Cottage' which will then be a place for the older boys from the orphanage to stay.
Christians Against Poverty or CAP are a charity who are on a mission to release as many people as possible from the stress and worry of debt. Through counselling, community groups, job clubs, advice and support CAP continue to help people manage their debt and move forward without its horrible grip. While CAP has a strong Christian ethos the majority of their clients aren't Christians and they fully respect their beliefs.
Sat 7 is a UK charity that aims to bring a message of faith, hope, love and peace directly into the lives of people across the Middle East and North Africa with the power of television and digital media. The programmes encourage isolated and persecuted believers and introduce them to the Good News as well as offering hope to these places in the world that have suffered so much conflict, oppression and instability.
The Learning Network is a part of the work of the Methodist Church and aims to offer training, development opportunities and resources to help Methodist people in their work within the church, their faith etc.
Over the past year or so the Rossendale Circuit has been able to welcome various people to their church families who have sought asylum in the UK after facing religious persecution in the country they lived in. Having left behind family, all their belongings as well as jobs and businesses it is understandably a tough time of readjustment. The circuit has set up a fund that can be drawn upon in order to help these individuals if needed to offer them a helping hand as they start their new lives in England. Please contact us for more information or to donate.
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