Putting Faith into Action

Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:15,17


When we buy coffee, only 7-10% of what we pay goes to the actual growers. Shop Fairtrade for a more equal distribution.

Many big companies – particularly Amazon and Starbucks – are notorious for dodging taxes and not paying their fair share. Go for independent cafés and retailers instead, when you can – including our own Coffee Shop here at St Michael’s

Buying second-hand clothes from eBay and charity shops is cheaper, more fun, and far better for people and the environment than buying new. It reduces the market for exploitative sweatshops, and stops ‘fast fashion’ from using up precious resources and going to waste.


Pitching in financially at St. Michael’s Church enables us all to better serve our communities and our global partners.

10% of everything given to St. Michael’s is funnelled straight to our mission partners who are living and sharing the good news on the ground in Bristol, the UK, and around the world.

We can donate to poverty relief charities too. If every member of St. Michael’s church gives the cost of one Tesco Meal Deal per week towards mosquito nets, we as a church could protect a quarter of a million people from Malaria every year.


Some of our local mission partners need volunteers to make a direct difference in people’s lives – that could be you.

The befriending program connects lonely refugees and asylum seekers with local people who can give a couple of hours a week to spend some quality time with them. More info at bridgesforcommunities.com/programmes/b-friend

Bristol Christian charity inHope need people to help feed the homeless and vulnerable in Bristol with jobs like serving food, washing dishes, and preparing food parcels. Visit inhope.uk/get-involved/volunteer to sign up or find out more.


Why not Tell your friends and family about the habits you’ve been building and actions you’ve been taking?