Trinity Sunday is traditionally one of the Sundays where we match the collection from church funds and donate the proceeds to charity. As not all of us will be in church on Sunday, we have agreed that any amounts donated via TWINT tomorrow or Monday, or received in our bank account on Monday, will also be matched by St Andrew’s and paid to our chosen charity, Partner sein.
Partner sein, the charity of the Swiss Old catholic Church, supports and assists projects for the social and economic development of deprived peoples in the poorest countries of the world. In 2019 Partner sein supported 27 projects in 9 lands from Africa and Asia. Their projects aim to enable people to help themselves and have an emphasis on food, health and education. Most of the projects supported by Partner sein are sketched and conducted by partners from the local Churches. These partners are Old catholic Churches of the Utrecht Union or Churches who stand in communion with the Old catholic Church of Switzerland, of which St Andrew’s is one.
Our support counts today, now more than ever!
Owing to the restrictions introduced by the Swiss government in response to Corona-virus, all ecumenical fundraising activities since March 2020 have had to be cancelled. All church relief organisations, including Partner sein, have experienced a painful loss of income.
Meanwhile, project partners in Africa and Asia have also been hit by Corona-virus. They do not benefit from the same standards of hygiene and healthcare as we in Switzerland do, nor are their governments in a position to support them. At this time, they are more dependent than ever on our solidarity with them. It is important for us, in this time of health crisis, to continue to support our partners.
Please give as generously as you can, via TWINT or bank transfer to St Andrew’s. Remember, any TWINT donations received tomorrow or Monday, or payments to our bank account on Monday will be matched by the church.
Please refer to our Payments page for details on how to make payments to St Andrew’s.
Many thanks for your generosity.
To find out more abut the work of Partner sein, you can click here to read our former Churchwarden, Robert Amstutz’s account of his recent trip to see their work in Tanzania.
You can also click here to go to the Partner sein website.