Covenant with the Poor

Covenant with the Poor Annual Meeting 2021
Sunday 3rd October at 4pm in the parish centre.
All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Covenant with the Poor Annual Meeting 2020
At our annual meeting on Monday 14th September 2020 the following distribution of £5,000 was agreed.

Meeting Report

Our Covenant with the Poor will be renewed on World Day of the Poor, Sunday 15th November 2020.

View the meeting documents here.

Our Covenant with the Poor was first established at Pentecost 1998.

'We, the community of the Parish of St William, will seek to pursue a number of commitments in order to share in Christ's mission "to bring Good News to the poor", as we look forward to the Millennium and a celebration of 2,000 years since the birth of Christ. These commitments are a response to need and require that we give of our time and share our resources, in the spirit of the Jubilee, which in Biblical tradition, is a time of sharing and restoration. Our Covenant demands our prayer and will be reflected in the life of the Parish through worship and liturgical celebration.'

  • Our Covenant with the Poor is here.

  • A brief outline of charities we have supported this year is here.

  • Our Charitable Giving Guidelines are here.

Additional Giving

The Parish sets aside 5% of offertory income or £5,000, whichever is the greater, to meet needs related to poverty. Parishioners are encouraged to propose charities, in line with our charitable giving guidelines, to receive funding from the 5%.


Annually at a Parish Meeting.

The distribution of the 5%/£5,000 is also decided upon.


Annually on World Day of the Poor (since 2017).

Local Needs

    • ASSIST

    • Grace Food Bank

    • SVP

    • Soup Run

    • StopGap

    • St William's Lunch Club

    • Hallam Caring Service

    • St Wilfrid's Centre

    • Church Action on Poverty

    • Hallam Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission

World Needs

    • CAFOD

    • Fairtrade

    • Friends of the Holy Land

    • Missio

    • Shared Interest

    • Christmas Shoebox Scheme

    • Pax Christi