St Mary’s is an outward looking church committed to the 5 Marks of Mission.
We therefore want to support a variety of partner organisations working locally, nationally and internationally.
For details of the projects we are supporting in 2018 please see below.
|South Cheshire CLASP (Christian Link Association for Single Parents)South Cheshire CLASP aims to reach out and support those in the local community who are affected by the difficulties associated with parenting alone, whatever their circumstances (eg. family/relationship breakdown, bereavement, domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy, parenting by adoption etc.) The service is based on a Christian ethos, offering help and encouragement to assist with the progression from crisis to wholeness and a positive future for the whole family. CLASP offers a free high-quality service with professionally qualified counsellors for lone parent families and stepfamilies and we are pleased to be able to support this ongoing service.|
|Nantwich FoodbankThe foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s national network of foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities. Nantwich Foodbank opened in January 2013 and works with local churches, agencies, businesses and voluntary groups to ensure that those in need in the community are helped and supported. Food and support are available twice a week from their distribution centre, which is based at Market Street Church in the centre of Nantwich. Our long standing partnership with Nantwich Foodbank will help to support the operational management and organisation when the foodbank is open, and moving forward this support is being co-ordinated by the Nantwich Church Wardens’ Merged Charity.|
|Railway ChildrenEvery year thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect. Railway Children provides protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to.
See here for a report on how our donation has helped to make a difference.
|Al Sharooq SchoolThe Al Sharooq School for Blind children is in Beit Jala, Palestine and aims to provide a caring multi-faith educational setting to improve the quality of life for blind and visually impaired Palestinian children (irrespective of their cultural or religious background). The school helps to facilitate the children’s integration into the local community by promoting and enhancing their cultural, educational, musical, social and economic wellbeing. We are looking forward to supporting the provision of equipment for the new Occupational Therapy department.|
|Christian Aid (Myanmar Relief)As part of our ongoing support for the work of Christian Aid, we are focusing this year on helping with the relief efforts with the Rohingya refugee crisis.|
|Operation Mobilisation – Logos HopeThe ship Logos Hope sails to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world by supplying literature resources, encouraging cross-cultural understanding, providing practical aid, and sharing a message of hope in God wherever there is opportunity. The ship visits each port for several weeks and on average around one million visitors have been welcomed on board every year. We are in partnership to support the supply of literature (over 5000 different titles) for the 2-year tour of Latin America, which started in January with a visit to Colombia.|
|In addition to the organisations above, we are pleased to be able to directly assist, via their local church, with the school fees of two children in Mumias, Kenya to allow them to continue their education.|