In recent times St. Peter's Church has supported the work of several Christian and other charities including
Christian Aid http://www.christianaid.org.uk Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that has a vision of putting an end to poverty in the world and they are working towards making this hope a reality. They work across the world providing urgent practical assistance for emergencies such as earthquakes and floods; and issues such as climate change, conflict, HIV and malaria, rights and justice and trade. St. Peterís congregation has provided funding through events, door to door collections in Christian Aid week and Lent hunger lunches
Hands at Work in Africa http://www.handsatwork.org This is a non-profit organisation working in vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa. Here HIV, AIDS, poverty and the numbers of orphans are highest and support is low. The charity helps the local churches to effectively care for the orphaned and vulnerable. Their ministry is to all those in need, regardless of race, class or religion. People from St. Peterís have helped through publicity, donations and collections in Church and one member of the congregation even visited the areas of work in Africa and then was able to present a personal perspective on the need for the work.
Traidcraft http://www.traidcraft.co.uk The mission of Traidcraft is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives. It was established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty. It combines a trading company and a development charity. It achieves its goals by building lasting relationships with producers, supporting people to trade out of poverty and work to fair trade. A member of St. Peterís Church helps especially through product sales after morning service once per month.
The Childrenís Society http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk The Childrenís Society has supported thousands of children, helping to change their lives for the better. It aims to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. This means helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways, disabled children, young refugees to rebuild their lives, and provide relief for young carers. St. Peterís Christingle service proceeds go to this Society each year.