Every year the members of PrioryPKC vote for a charity to support on a national basis. This does not detract from our members’ individual work supporting charities locally, but rather it gives the Order an additional charity to support as a whole. The criteria for such a charity is that it works nationally or internationally, does not differentiate in terms of race or faith, and has projects which are small enough for our support to make a real difference
This year we have chosen Support Dogs, who provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to increase the independence and quality of life for people with autism, epilepsy and other physical disabilities. This combination of empathy and practical solutions is very much in tune with the ethos of the Order. You can find more information about the wonderful work they do here: About Support Dogs
We have set up a "Just Giving" page to enable us to transfer funds to them, and of course if you wish to donate yourself please feel free to use this link below.
In the past we have choosen to support
Habitat for Humanity https://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk
Mary's' Meals https://www.marysmeals.org.uk
Safe Hands for Mothers http://www.safehands.org
We passionately believe in Practical Christianity for the 21st century, and our members do what they can in their own communities, either financially or by volunteering their time and skills within their own personal abilities.
Let us look to our Lord Jesus Christ and his words
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 25 Verses 34-46 taken from the NIV version