Social Concern


U-Turn is a Christian non-profit organisation that has been working with the homeless for a number of years, addressing their spiritual, physical and emotional needs. As a local church, we are in partnership with U-Turn. Meal/clothing vouchers are available from the St James Church office and book shop. These can be given to the homeless people in the Southern Suburbs, rather than a small cash donation.

“Small change makes no change”




Arise is a gospel-centred ministry to vulnerable children in Cape Town. Now a registered non-profit organisation, Arise is affilitated to the Church of England in South Africa with outreaches in Heideveld and amongst children of homeless adults in the Claremont area. Their model of work is strongly community orientated, with a focus on interventions aimed at uplifting and empowering families.



St James Educational Trust

St James Educational Trust was established to assist this country's previously disadvantaged communities through official education institutions. They assist in the following ways:

 Literacy and numeracy support for Foundation phase learners

  1. After-school activities to keep children off the streets
  2. Educational excursions for primary school learners
  3. Library management and maintenance
  4. Supplementary feeding scheme

All activities are run on a volunteer basis.



Lily of the Valley Children’s Village

Lily of the Valley Children's Village is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide love, care, and support for children orphaned or abandoned due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  

The Lily of the Valley Children's home in KwaZulu Natal was established in 1993. The home is situated on a 60-acre farm in Eston, near Pietermaritzburg. It is a government-registered children's home. The children come from various Child Welfare Organisations and are placed with a court order from the Children's Court. Many of the children are HIV positive.

As a local church, we partner in this ministry with prayer, financial support and with  donations of clothing.



AGAPE Family Ministries

Agape Family Ministries is a Christian organization that strives to serve needy communities with the love of Jesus Christ. Situated in the lovely valley of Pineview in Grabouw, it is contrasted with the poverty and hardships of these communities. We partner with Agape family ministries as they provide loving homes for babies and children in need, including children with disabilities, children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, abandoned or abused children.