Churchgoers at Christmas services this year at All Saints Church this year will be able to use their contactless payment cards or smartphones to give more easily to the charitable causes being supported by the special services. A new cashless giving point will be available in the church to help the congregations to donate.
Charities being supported this year are Christian Aid at the two Crib Services on Christmas Eve, and Parents and Children Together (PACT) at the Midnight Communion and services on Christmas morning. Rector Canon David Hodgson said, “These two charities are doing vital work to support people both globally and locally. Christian Aid is a leading agency working to protect the poorest, most vulnerable communities against the impact of the climate emergency; whilst PACT is a highly respected independent adoption charity working to build and strengthen forever families. We have long-standing links with both these charities. A new fast and simple donation method at church services can only help to increase the effectiveness of our support.”