Overview of support

Supporting covers the free donation of our talent, skills, time and our money to the church and to the community. 

Because we have received so much from God, it is natural to want to give some back. There is a variety of ways we can do this, which you can explore under the heading of 'Support'. 

Before looking at the other Support pages, consider the following examples:

  • St Matthew's has a network of people who undertake pastoral visits to those who are in nursing and care homes in the parish, and to those who are housebound. 

  • St Matthew's supports the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa through prayer and financial assistance.

  • During the cold winter season, we provide a shelter to the homeless in Croydon for one night each week, sharing with six other churches so that homeless people have somewhere to sleep for the entire week. You may have heard of the 'Croydon Churches Floating Shelter'. We are a part of that venture. 

If ever you are asked for support by a homeless person, do use the following chart to refer them to an appropriate agency: