Along with the other parishes in the Deanery, we contribute to the Diocese by way of Freewill Offering. This helps pay for our vicar along with Diocesan initiatives and mission. We also have the usual bills, insurance etc associated with running and maintaining a church and building such as ours. We have always been faithful in tithing (giving 10% of) our income and are pleased to support charities and mission both locally and internationally.
Established in 1997, and part of the mission of our friends at St Mary’s and Holy Apostles. Its main role is offering practical support in their immediate location by way of a food and clothing bank along with offering practical advice on a diverse range of areas.
In 2011 York Diocese offered the buildings next door to Holy Nativity church in Eastfield, Scarborough for use as a social action centre. Rev Sam Taylor brought together a team and with the support of Scarborough Deanery and a lot of hard work, Westway Open Arms was developed. It opened to the public and became a charity in 2013. It runs a foodbank and offers practical advice and support over a range of areas.
Another initiative supported by York Diocese, Bus Stop aims to support local churches with their youth work. They started visiting us at the very beginning of 2020 with their purple double decker bus... a purple bus you might ask?! Well, it came fully fitted out with Xbox and other gaming options, plenty of other activities and games, a tuck shop and hot chocolate! We had to stop the visits due to COVID, but hope to continue working with Bus Stop in some way in the very near future. They are currently looking at the way forward for them as a charity and the possibility of a newer bus.
A Christian charity partnered with churches to help tackle poverty and injustice through sustainable development, responding to disasters and believing in an end to extreme poverty.
We currently sponsor two children.