The parish of Mortlake with East Sheen is self supporting. Our income comes from the people who attend our churches. The parish gives the majority of its income to the Parish Support Fund run by Diocese of Southwark. This money pays for the clergy both in this parish and in poorer parishes of the diocese. It ensures that people in each parish have a priest for their church. In some parishes the church is the sole resource for community activities for people of all ages.
In addition, this parish has decided that 5% of its income (£21,000) will support giving to outside charities.
We give to four core local groups: Welcare (£3,360), a Diocesan charity working with children and families across south London and East Surrey; FiSH Neighbourhood Care (£1,000), Mortlake Community Association (£1,000) a non-profit organisation supporting the local community and the Kingston–Matabeleland link (£2,000) supporting the Anglican church in the diocese of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe.
The rest of our mission giving is divided 40% for three home charities and 60% for three overseas on a rolling three-year programme
In 2021 the home charities of Southside Young Leaders Academy, Dose of Nature and the Vineyard Community Centre each received £18819 and the overseas charities Friends of Freetown, Partners for Change Ethiopia and Creche Jerusalem received £2728. These charities were proposed by members of our congregations and chosen according to the guidelines agreed by the PCC in 2013.
In addition each year we
- collect locally during Christian Aid Week
- contribute to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal supporting charities in the diocese and overseas
- give Harvest gifts to three local charities