The Cathedral community takes seriously the commandment of Jesus that we should love our neighbour as ourselves. We can do this only because our members give generously of their time and money.
All giving in the name of the cathedral is decided and monitored by the Cathedral Council.The rest of this page shows you what we are doing in Gibraltar, Spain, Sudan and Peru.
However, many individuals support and contribute to a variety of charities on their own initiative, some specifically Christian, and some not. A few of these are listed here:
A long-standing ministry of the Cathedral is the Mediterranean Mission to Seafarers, concerned with the welfare of all who visit and work in our port facilities.
During the coronavirus crisis last year, we gave vital funds to Gibraltar's Care Agency, and we donated money to the local branch of St John's Ambulance so that they could safely deliver meals to elderly people cut off from other support.
In 2021 we contributed £1000 to the appeal by the local Rotary Club, raising funds for a new ultrasound scanner for the kidney dialysis unit of St Bernard's Hospital. News report here.
Across the border in La Linea we have helped the charity Nuevo Hogar Betania which works with diverse groups of disadvantaged people. Last year we supported the construction of new accommodation for the rehabilitation of the homeless, and during the pandemic we made donations towards their nutrition programme.
Outside the new block
We have an ongoing link with the Episcopal Church in the Sudan.
In 2019 we sent money to a school in South Sudan so that they could drill for water. The project succeeded, and hundreds of people now have easy access to clean water. See photos here.
In 2020 we funded the construction of a new classroom for a school in the northern city of Omdurman. The government there had ruled that girls and boys should be taught separately, so schools that wanted to educate both needed more classrooms.
In 2021 we are funding the construction of a two-storey science block for a school in South Sudan. Photos here.
Gibraltar Archdeaconry has a partnership link with the Anglican Church in Peru.
In August 2020 and again early this year we were pleased to send financial help to through their particular difficulties with covid-19 pandemic. Their cathedral has a website here.
"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."
If you feel inspired to make a donation yourself, go to our giving page.
Or to find out more, get in touch.