Calls for Help

During the current global pandemic the calls on our many charities have increased, exponentially.

Trustees need to consider the charity's objects but those which allow the charity to offer support in this situation will include:
the relief of poverty
the relief of need hardship or distress
the relief of the elderly
the advancement of education or advancement in life of young people
the advancement of health            

The Bible encourages us to give at least a ‘tithe’ of our income, that’s 10%, to God’s work.

The Church of England invites us to give 5% in regular financial support to our local church with the remainder going to other causes.

Most of the charities we already support will fall firmly into the categories above and like most charities are appealing for more funds so they can make a difference to more lives.  If you are able to give at the present time do please consider how much you can spare. If you are not in a position to do so please remember that your prayers are also needed, together with sharing information with others.

Please click on the images below to find more details of these charities.


We’ve seen for ourselves the enormous disruption this virus can cause. Yet for people living in extreme poverty the impact could be unthinkable.




Lots of families are experiencing reductions in their income and difficulties in accessing the food they need.  Porch Boxes are continuing to work hard to provide Crisis Packs during this difficult time, working with their regular local agencies, Social Services, Health Visitors, GP’s etc. to identify areas of need.




This unprecedented government lockdown has trapped vulnerable children at home. They're hidden from view and without the vital support they need. There are children facing increased danger of abuse and neglect. They're all alone, trying to cope with their worries, fears and worsening mental health.




The coronavirus outbreak threatens the health of our neighbours near and far. Together we must respond quickly to help the most vulnerable.

Coronavirus has shown us that our futures are bound more tightly together than ever before.




During these unprecedented times Mothers' Union is not immune to the financial impact of COVID-19. To ensure we can continue to serve families, support communities and show God’s love, just as we have done for almost 150 years we have launched an Urgent Appeal.






Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

Call for Volunteers for Food Provision to Homeless in Bury
3 April 2020

Good Morning All

As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic a number of organisation shave had to reluctancy cease their operations in respect of the provision of Hot Food etc to the Homeless Community in Bury.

The organisations which have managed to remain open have had to alter their operating methods and also a number of their volunteers have to had to withdraw from face to face activities on medical advice.

The spaces within Bury Metro that remain open are Red Door on a Tuesday between 11:00 and 14:00 and the Manna House on the following days

Tuesday 10:00 to 12:00

Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00

Thursday 11:30 to 13:00

Saturday 16:00 to 17:30

One other effect of changing to a take away service has been in increasing the numbers of volunteers required each session.

My first request is that you circulate your congregations with this information and if anyone feels they could volunteer to assist in this work contact myself.

Secondly, we are running low on stocks of tinned goods and toiletries to give out to the guests when they attend.

We continue to be supported by Tesco with fresh produce and bread etc through the FareShare Community Scheme.

Thirdly, if you know of individuals who you think could make use of this provision please inform them of its availability.

Ideally we would like to be able to extend this provision to other days, but to do that we need additional staff.



PS:  If anyone has empty small 24/50 ml plastic bottles, we can get them refilled with body and hair wash for distribution

David Sutherland
Chair of Trustees
Bury Christian Fellowship | Co No.08208655 | Charity No.1149072 | The Manna House, Irwell Street, Bury


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