|Charities: Giving & Support|
|The Christadelphian community and the individual churches that it comprises, are not supported by any significant financial foundation or external source of funding, but have to exist on the voluntary contributions of the members. Despite this it supports a variety of different charitable causes in the UK and abroad. Some of these are run by Christadelphians and some are run independantly but get regular support from us.|
The UK Christadelphians run several charities. Some of the main ones are:-
- Christadelphian Care Homes - these include:
- A nursing home in Birmingham, specialising in the care of patients with chronic or incurable illnesses.
- A variety of sheltered accommodation schemes and care homes around the country.
- For more details see www.cch-uk.com
- The UK Christadelphian Bible Mission (CBM-UK) - this organises and supports overseas mission work in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East (other parts of the world are supported by similar bodies in the USA and Australia). The CBM supports two kinds of activity:
- Outreach - the promotion of Gospel knowledge by public meetings, correspondence courses and literature.
- Pastoral care - the provision of spritual and practical help to those we get to know through our overseas outreach work.
- For more details see www.cbm.org.uk
- The Meal-a-Day Fund - this provides various forms of practical help to local communities in the developing world.
The Macclesfield Christadelphian Church supports a variety of charities by regular voluntary collections from its members. These include:
We also provide practical help such as collecting unwanted spectacles for classification and shipping out for distribution to needy cases in poverty stricken areas overseas. Individual members of the church also contribute money, time and effort to the support of various local and overseas charitable efforts.
- most of the main Christadelphian charities, including those above
- other charitable causes including
- international charities such as Water Aid, Sight Savers and appeals for emergency relief after major disasters
- local charities such as the East Cheshire Hospice.