St Nick's has long supported various local, national and overseas charities and mission organisations and has encouraged church members to get involved, whether that be training as a Street Pastor or regularly donating items to local homeless refuges and foodbanks.Some church members are nominated as representatives and commit to praying regularly for individuals and their ministries.
Here are some of the projects we are currently supporting:
Tim & Kate Lee (Church Mission Society Mission Partners)
Tim and family are now based in the UK but are also continuing to work with Jigsaw in the Philippines. Jigsaw run family centres which are safe places from which to empower children and young people living in extreme poverty in slum, squatter and street communities. The centres provide a place to wash, to rest and to share hot and nutritious meals together; places where shelter, clean water, education and opportunities for life's basic needs.They are places where babies, children and young people can ‘meet with God and meet together, belong with God and belong together.
Jigsaw Kids Ministries, 1st Floor Chapel House Chapel Lane, St Ives Cambridgeshire PE27 5DX
The Padley Centre
The purpose of the centre is to provide services to the most deprived and vulnerable in Derby. This includes helping people with a range of issues such as homelessness, debt and destitution, drugs, alcohol, mental health issues, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, severe autism and long term unemployment.
A basket is placed at the back of church for contributions and congregation members are encouraged to give on a regular basis.
Padley Hub 27 East Street, Derby, DE1 2AL. Tel: 01332 774480 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Derby City Mission
Supporting homeless people and those on the margins of society in the City through the Derby Churches Nightshelter, Jubilee Centre (Debt and Advice Support) and Foodbank; also Street Pastors. Each December we put out Santas' Sleigh to collect toys for families.
www.derbycitymission.org.uk 25 Charnwood Street Derby DE1 2GU Phone: 01332 460346
Supporting over 200 million Christians worldwide who experience extreme persecution for their faith.
Teams4U Shoebox Appeal
Supported by Derby Rotary Club, St Nick's PCC decided on transferring our support from Samaritan's Purse to this UK registered charity. It is over 25 years since the Cooke family originated the idea of the ‘Christmas Shoebox’, asking children in the UK to fill shoeboxes with stocking fillers for Romanian orphans. In 2015, Teams4U celebrated the 25th Anniversary and returned to Cluj-Napoca, Romania to re-visit Dave’s original partner from 1990 Liviu Balas, and brought shoeboxes to the marginalised communities there. The current need is still extraordinary and the power of the shoebox has never faded.
email@example.com Tel: 01978 310110 Teams4U, PO BOX 2252, Wrexham, LL1 0BY
Derby Samaritans National Helpline 116123
Begun by Chad Varah, a British Anglican priest and social activitist who founded the world's first crisis hotline in 1953. The Samaritans offer emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The Allestree Nagpur Link
The Diocese of Derby is linked with the Church of North India and Allestree in particular is linked to the capital city of Nagpur in the State of Maharashtra. The partnership between churches in Derbyshire and the Church of North India (CNI) was established in 1977. During the early 1980s, it was considered that the Greater Allestree Group of Churches might become more involved in the venture, and following visits to and from Nagpur the link with the Social Services Institute (SSI) was formed. The SSI works extensively with the poor and marginalised in the region.
Amasango - South African School