St Melangell's is a new church in Manchester UK. We're part of the Orthodox Church, living our faith in the Holy Trinity in a way that is accessible to people in the British Isles and Western Europe, although all are welcome.
But we're new! We only started meeting for worship in December 2018 in a private home and since February 2019 we've borrowed a Church of England chapel once a week.
So far everything we have and have done has been paid for from the pockets of the few people who come.
We want to do more but it costs money that we don't have.
Our worship costs money: icons, candles, incense, charcoal, vestments, ink and paper for service booklets, and other items.
Our outreach costs money too: the church website, printing educational and promotional leaflets, making sure people with vulnerabilities are able to come to church and get home safely.
We know that there are plenty of people who have been told by Christians and other religious people that they're not good enough be part of God's family - that they're to be excluded and shut out. Some of us know personally what that feels like. We want to reach out and give a church home to those people.
Divorced? Single parent? LGBT+? Something else? We want to let these people know there's an accepting place for them and give all who come to us the opportunity to grow into life with God.
Can you help us get started?