For many years, St Paul's Church has tithed the income derived from Parishioners for the benefit of others. The 10% is usually divided into six charities, of which two may be international, two national and two local. Sometimes we pledge to support a charity for a period of not more than three years.
Each year the PCC agrees which charities should be supported. For the 2016 financial year, which is to be donated in January or February 2017, the following were selected:
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
The Children's Society
Train a Priest (TAP), which provides support for ordinands in training.
The Alzheimers Society.
Watford Street Pastors
Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter and Food Bank (DENS).
DENS is also supported by our All-Age Worship Congregation who bring food or other necessities to the service for use in the Food Bank.
In addition, from time to time an event occurs which needs a response and we have a special collection for this.
We also often decide that the collections at Easter, Harvest and at the Carol Service should go to a special cause. Most years we encourage parishioners to give a pound a day during Lent to a particular cause.