Our giving to others
Our parish has for many years placed great value on generous giving towards the needs of others. In the last financial year we gave from parish funds (largely enabled by our op shop) to support:
- Anglicare Victoria
- Latitude Youth Services, Altona
- Laverton Community Integrated Services
- Western suburbs community chaplaincy (Rev’d Duku Wolikare)
- Anglican Board of Mission – Reconciliation program in Australia
- The Asylum Seekers Centre, Dandenong
- Act for Peace
We also have regular opportunities through the year for members to support particular appeals, whether seasonal (eg The Christmas Bowl) or for current emergencies in our community and the world.
Each Sunday, we also collect non-perishable foods which are then distributed by the Salvation Army (Altona) and Laverton Community Integrated Services.
Giving to the parish
Everyone is invited to join our Planned Giving Program, through which members pledge to give a particular amount to the parish each week or month. This amount can be adjusted at any time as circumstances require, and is known only to the Planned Giving Co-ordinator, Pat Baines. Gifts can be made week by week using offertory envelopes which are provided, or by regular direct debit through the Anglican Development Fund (the form to set up direct debit giving is available here). For further details please contact Pat Baines on 9315 7838.
Gifts to the parish can also be made by direct deposit:
Bank: Bendigo Bank
Account name: St Eanswythe’s Altona with St Clement’s Laverton Anglican Churches
Account number: 157594722
At present we are welcoming contributions for two particular projects:
The outdoor area at St Clement’s has created a secure outdoor space for children’s play as well as providing additional space for social events in the parish. It was completed in November 2018 and is well used each week by Clementines playgroup and on Sunday mornings. (For more photos see here and here.)
Total cost: $21,000.
The David Wright stained glass windows at St Eanswythe’s are a major feature of the church, and for some time have been in need of restoration and cleaning. This work began in September 2018 and as at March 2019 there is one panel still to be returned. The expert restoration work has included additional strengthening, ensuring that the windows can be appreciated by future generations of the Altona community. (For more photos see here and here.)
Total cost: $17,000.
Contributions towards either of these projects can be made by placing a clearly marked envelope in the Sunday collection plate, or by direct deposit to their individual loan accounts:
Bank: Melbourne Anglican Trust Corporation
Account name: St Eanswythe’s Anglican Church Altona
444000967 (St Clement’s outdoor area)
444000968 (St Eanswythe’s stained glass windows)