Stewardship

 

Dear Friends,

Two younger members of our congregation, Tilly and Evie (aged 10 and 9) made the short video above to show what All Hallows means to members of our community. It is a special place, made up of a group of special people, faithfully trying to maintain its mission and ministry on Tower Hill in a relevant way for today. This is of course a huge task which requires much by way of resources - in people and in financial terms.

There has been a church on the site of All Hallows for over 1,300 years - our Grade 1 listed building is an integral part of the City of London, playing an important part in the lives of countless people over the generations. It is our mission to ensure that this sacred space is used to help people encounter God and grow in faith, and to preserve it for future generations, both as a place of worship and a focus for the local community. 

The principle of stewardship is about giving back to God out of his many gifts to us. If we are going to meet our current commitments as well as achieve new growth as part of our vision for the parish, we need the support not only of our members but also of the wider community. We are challenged to be generous in every aspect of our lives - it's not just about money, but also about offering our hospitality, our time and our skills.

Our Stewardship campaign is an opportunity for us to thank God for his gifts and reflect prayerfully on how we, in turn, are called to respond. There are many possibilities in a church such as ours, from the care of our Sunday congregation to our outreach to the many tourists who visit Tower Hill, and the support of the workers in nearby businesses. We already do much, but we could do so much more.

On Sunday 3 September, the following dialogue took place during the sermon slot. Do watch it to hear first hand from some of our adult members about their experience of All Hallows.

For more information, and to get involved, you can find a copy of our stewardship leaflet HERE. Please read it and pray about your response, and then return your completed form to Angie Poppitt in the parish office (angie@ahbtt.org.uk). If you would like more information about stewardship, or generally about our parish activities, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With very best wishes and God’s blessings for your generosity.

 


The Rev’d Bertrand Olivier
Vicar, All Hallows by the Tower