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.

7. Interact

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).

16. Crisis

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.


Gift Aid Form


You will find details of where to send your donation on the form.