Charities and Mission

Here at HURC we are committed to sharing God's love with our wider community and world.  We do this through service to our local community, links with schools and through charitable giving.

The church members elect three charities which they support for three years, giving each charity an equal percentage of the church's freewill offering for that year. For 2021, the charities are:

1. International China Concern (until 31 Dec 2022)

ICC is a Christian charity working with disabled children and their families in China. 


2. Lighthouse Homes (until 31 Dec 2023)

Lighthouse Homes is a Christian Charity which exists to relieve poverty, and advance the education of people, particularly those who are homeless in the Rotherham area. Lighthouse Homes offer immediate, medium and long term accommodation to women and men who are homeless. They offer a safe and structured environment with a particular emphasis on helping those with a history of addiction. 

Lighthouse Homes is an ecumenical project, whose roots are in Churches Together, and our aims include the advancement of the Christian faith. However, all are welcome at Lighthouse Homes, those of other faiths and none.

As well as supporting Lighthouse Homes financially, we provide a meal for the homeless at the Sunday Night Cafe along with other churches in the town. We also occasionally collect clothing and bedding for the Lighthouse.

3. Rotherham Hospice (until 31 Dec 2024)

Rotherham Hospice exists to support adults with a terminal illness, providing palliative care that incorporates psychological, physical, social and spiritual support.

Our Minister and two of our elders are volunteer chaplains at the Hospice through South Yorkshire Chaplaincy & Listening Service.

We also support:

Operation Christmas Child - every year we collect items for shoe boxes to be sent to children around the world who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present. 

Project Linus - knitting new home-made blankets and creating beautiful quilts for children who are sick, disabled, disadvantaged or distressed. 

Rotherham Foodbank - collecting non-perishable food items throughout the year. We have a collection point in the church foyer.