Charities we support
USPG, Mission to Seafarers and Let the Children Live are the three Christian charities St Nicholas has particular interest in supporting. Two annual events, the Shrovetide Supper party and a summer barbecue raise funds to be shared between them. We also invite a guest speaker from one of the of the organisations to our Harvest Festival. As a member of the Wells Churches Together, we join in Christian Aid’s annual Christian Aid Week house-to-house collection, hold an annual Quiz night and respond to their emergency appeals.
We are proud to be a Fairtrade Church in a Fairtrade Town! This means that we have agreed to use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings. We aim to use other Fairtrade products where possible. We also promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Our Churches Together in Wells established the Wells Action for Fairtrade group some years ago, successfully winning the support of the Town Council, local cafés, Youth Hostel, the Library and other outlets.
Working directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners, Fairtrade is making a real difference to the lives of more than 1.65 million farmers and workers in 74 developing countries helping to combat poverty and secure sustainable livelihoods.
We actively support Fairtrade because we wish to live out Micah’s prophesy as best we can:
‘What does the Lord require of us: to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God’ Micah 6:8
St Nicholas holds a Traidcraft Stall on the the 3rd Sunday of each month selling a wide variety of fairly traded foods and goods.
St Nicholas is always open for people to call with supplies for our Foodbank collection. These are collected monthly and taken to the Trussell Food Banks at Fakenham or Cromer. This is organised in conjunction with the Wells Churches Together.