An important part of the life of St Mary’s is to look outside the parish and give regular, dependable support to charities and missions in the UK and abroad. This support takes the form of money, prayer, publicity, and sometimes special events. 

Each of our chosen missions and charities has a Link person from the congregation who also organises a special focus Sunday each year. The dates for 2018 are shown below and are in the calendar.

The Church Army                              

Our Mission in March is the Church Army when a collection will be taken on Sunday 25th March, giving us all a chance to offer a little help and support towards their work.  The Church Army is the evangelical branch of the Church of England working beyond church buildings among some of the most vulnerable, marginalised and hurt people in the U.K.  They are committed to sharing faith through words and action, especially to those most in need.

Just some of their work includes homelessness, helping women involved in prostitution, drug and alcohol prevention, outreach to children and young people, support to the elderly, working with families on tough housing estates: the list is endless, wherever they see a need!  Please remember them in your prayers and give generously towards the ever-demanding situations they work in.  Every £1 that you give goes 100% to their frontline work.

Mary Rogers – Link person


These are the charities we currently support:

Mission Societies:

     USPG:Collection on Sunday 28th October 2018 Revd David Wales - Link person

     Church Mission Society: Collection on Sunday 23rd September 2018 Revd        Susan Fellows - Link person

Relief and Development Agencies:

     WT Wells for Tanzania: Collection on Sunday 24th June 2018 

     Christian Aid: 13th to 19th May 2018

     Mission Aviation Fellowship:Collection on Sunday 22nd July 2018 Vivien Howells -        Link person

     We also collect food for the Chiltern Foodbank - a box is in Church and is emptied weekly

Home Missions and Church Societies:

     Children’s Society: Collection during the Christingle service Roger Lord - Link person

     Church Army: Collection on  Sunday 25th March 2018
    Mary Rogers - Link person

     The Gateway Club: Collection on Sunday 26th August 2018 Vivien Lord - Link person

     Royal British 


I would like to thank those who contributed to the January Church Mission Charity which was for PACE.  £50 was raised and will be handed to them very soon.

Jan Potter - Link person