St Mary’s works with other denominations on a number of projects:
Christmas Day lunch – Christmas lunch is prepared and served, with entertainment for many individuals who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.
Food Bank – Working under the umbrella of the Trussell Trust this is now regularly open 2 days a week. It served 1200 people last year referred by 15 agencies. It is looking to extend its service by opening an outpost in Wrenbury.
Street Pastors scheme – Working under the auspices of the Ascension Trust the scheme regularly helps individuals and teams are now regularly out in Nantwich town centre at least once a week with support of the prayer partners. Assistance was provided to 310 people last year.
Christian Aid – A Committee organises the Christian Aid Week collection each May, and other fund-raising events.
Youth Forum – Joint events including youth services a drama workshop and a Christmas party have been enjoyed and appreciated by those of secondary school age.
Millennium Bursary – Grants are available to young undertaking significant humanitarian or evangelical work.
Good Friday Service on the Square – An ecumenical open air service for both regular worshippers and shoppers.
Nantwich Show – a welcome space for rest and refreshments is provided for visitors to the agricultural show.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is usually marked in January
Reaseheath Student Survival Day – We provide a Christian presence and introduce the Street Pastor scheme to all new students
Bags of Joy – Donated items are assembled into gift bags in the name of the Nantwich churches and delivered to all patients in Leighton Hospital on Christmas Eve
These activities demonstrate the working out of our shared Christian faith and extending our service to the community.
Please see our covenant.