St Mary's Charities
St Mary’s Church supports a select group of local charities annually through fundraising initiatives and promoting their work to the congregation. You can help us raise funds for these charities by supporting our events and through direct donations. If you would like to make a donation, then please do so though this virginmoneygiving link. Please gift aid your donation if you are a tax payer as your donation will increase by 20%. Thank you!
St Mary’s Church currently supports the following charities. A folder containing information on each charity can be found at the back of the church.
1. Brentwood Citizens Advice Bureau.
Offering free confidential information and advice to Borough residents.
2. Brentwood Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme
Providing respite care for disabled relatives living at home.
3. Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust.
Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in local schools.
4. Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers’ Union
Supporting local child contact centres.
5. CMS (Church Mission Society)
Working with churches at home and overseas in evangelism, community development and inter-faith dialogue, as well as among refugees – donations assigned to Gahini Mission Hospital, Rwanda.
6. Essex Clergy Charity Corporation
Supporting the needs of serving and retired clergy and their widows and widowers.
Supporting those with mental health and learning disability problems.
8. Little Havens Children’s Hospice
Providing short term respite care for children and their families.
9. Ormiston Children & Families Trust
Supporting disadvantaged children and young people in danger of social exclusion in the East of England.
10. St Francis Hospice
Caring for patients with cancer and life-limiting illnesses and their families.
11. St Mary’s School
For school funds to assist families.
12. Shenfield High School
For their work in Religious Studies.
13. SNAP (Special Needs And Parents).
Supporting local children with special needs and their families.
14.The Mission to Seafarers
Caring for seafarers of all nationalities in over 260 ports around the world.
St Mary’s Church also continues to support other charities, as follows:
15. The Children’s Society
Caring for children in need and promoting their development (through the Christingle Service in December and collecting boxes).
Helping homeless people at Christmas and throughout the year (through special collections in church during December).
17. Christian Aid
Responding to poverty and disasters across the world (through house-to-house collections locally during Christian Aid Week in May each year).
For further details on donating to St Mary’s Charities and Shenfield PCC please email.
If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to donate to the St Mary’s Charities Fund or the Shenfield PCC please download a Gift Aid form here.
You will find details of where to send your donation on the form.