St. James the Great, Longdon
Sharing the love of Jesus with the community we serve
We believe that the church building does not exist just for use on a Sunday. Its people are active in the community and we also support some charities, local and abroad.
The local charity is the YMCA shelter in Rugeley. This is a refuge for 16 to 24 year-olds who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We support them in prayer and financially with donations that have enabled them in the past to provide microwave ovens to all the rooms, bicycles for excercise and to enable some of the young people to get to work. In return, some of them have been to church to help with keeping the churchyard tidy.
There is a charity called Morning Star working in a poor part of South Africa. The children have HIV or AIDS and are often from very poor families that are struggling to survive from day to day. Our prayers and donation to Morning Star enables their centre to provide schooling and medicines for the children, as well as giving them a taste of the world around them.
Another charity we support in Africa is called Hands at Work. This is an intenational charity whose ministry is to all those in need, regardless of race, class or religion.
Morning Star pupils and families
These buttons will take you to the relevant website to find out more of what these charities do.
Morning Star send a periodic newsletter to tell us their news. The latest one can be accessed here