Our charitable projects

Deanery project

Our Tuesday Coffee Morning support Bexley Deanery Developing World Group Projects 2017/18

The following projects have been awarded £1,000 each 

  • Our Lady of the Angelus’ parishioner proposed that help be given to parishioners of Gokwe, Zimbabwe who require funds for completion of building of church ,i.e roof, plastering and painting the church, fitting of benches, stations of the cross, building of outside toilets, ect.
  • St. Stephen’s welling parishioner requested help for people of Cameroon who have a very basic well, requiring children to pull heavy buckets of water. The well serves about 300 families and often runs dry. A pump is needed  and reserve tank to provide more than 2000 litres of potable water daily to the community. 
  • A Bexley parishioner requested funds to support a women and children’s village in rural Bangladesh.There are no men to support them as they have either been killed or have abandoned their families. 350 children and 140 mothers are helped at the village as well as 250 children every month at a street children project in Dhaka.
  • Another Bexley parishioner is involved in helping children with physical disabilities in Kumi, Uganda and requested help to provide 2x prosthesis,4 wheelchairs and 4 Tricycles.

£500 has been awarded to the following projects:

  • Our Lady of the Angels’ parishioner requested assistance in the Ivory Coast with finishing a project to build an office and toilets for a priest (and congregation) whose ministry covers more than 10 large villages. He travels miles to celebrate masses, christenings, marriages and to help people in distressed situations.
  • St.Lawrence’s Sidcup’  parishioner requested help in providing small livestock (goats, pigs, rabbits) for poor women in Rulindo District, Rwanda, to breed the animals and have access to animal protein for themselves and their children, use of animal dung as fertiliser for growing vegetables, pay for animal housing and for bricks to construct long-lasting ‘kitchen gardens’. 
  • St. Marys of the Crays’ parishioner wishes to help school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which needs to build an extra classroom to give room to 10 and 11 year olds to study away from Nursery and Infant and have to have cooking lessons. 
  • St.Stephen’s Welling parishioner wishes to build a workshop for blind teenage orphans in Kenema, Sierra Leone, who are taught by a blind teacher how to make soap to sell and support themselves. 
Social Committee fundraisers
 In the last couple of years we have raised the following to support number of charitable causes:

British Heart Foundation – £3,700 from The Valentines Ball

Macmillan Cancer Support – £3,000 from The 1920s Gatsby Ball & £1,160 from a coffee morning & indoor car boot sale.

The Firefighters Association – £2,100 from a Summer Barbecue & International Day to the Firefighters Association to support firefighters injured in the line of duty (particularly after the Grenfell Fire)

Homeless Winter Shelter – £1,500 from a Rock Choir Concert evening

 Bexley Food Bank Donations                                                                                                                            
 We collecting non perishable food items for the local Food Bank. Please support us by leaving donations in the church after Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month or bring to the friary at any time.
We have had letter from Bexley Food Bank thanking parishioners for the kindness and generosity you have shown over the last few years which is really appreciated. Last year, they were able to feed 4,095 people in crisis in Bexley Borough, due to generosity, kind and caring people like yourselves. 
 
 Bexley Winter Night Shelter 2018

House 56 clip art Bexley Winter Night Shelter  in the London Borough of Bexley is providing free night shelter accommodation for homeless men from 3rd of January to March 24th 2018. As a community at the Our Lady of the Angels we supported this initiative by organising fundraising event- Rock Choir Concert in the Church and the raffle sale.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning & Boot Sale

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We organise Macmillan Coffee Morning & Boot Sale in the Angelus Centre. This year we raised £1160 for this charity supporting fight with cancer.