Christ Church seeks to address injustice and respond to human need through loving service. We seek to bring about positive change in the world, starting from our local community and aiming to reach many areas across the globe. We support 11 charitable projects a year both in Scotland and abroad and we give away 5% of our income each year. We also have several Sundays throughout the year where the collection is dedicated to charitable causes both national and international.
Christ Church co-founded and continues to support the Eric Liddell Centre, a base for a variety of charities and services in Edinburgh, such as care for those with dementia. We support Fresh Start, St Catherine’s Convent and Bethany, all working in Edinburgh with homeless people. Christ Church gives food weekly to St Catherine’s, there are ongoing collections of goods for Fresh Start, and we help to staff a Bethany night shelter at least once a year.
After the service each week, there is a One World Fairtrade stall to encourage the congregation to think about, and buy, Fairtrade products.
We have 28 area visitors and 9 pastoral visitors who offer support and connection for any of our members who wish it. The pastoral visitors offer appropriate support, both short and longer term to the frailer, vulnerable, housebound, and elderly. In addition, there are 3 networks for families with young children, or those with teenagers, and one for adult households.