Christian Aid has the slogan “We believe in life before death”, and so works to help reduce poverty and suffering caused by disasters and injustice. focusing on the need for trade justice. House-to-house collections during Christian Aid Week remain the biggest single fundraising event.
There is a rather fine tradition at St Mary’s of supporting the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) by attending our annual “Cream Tea” event.
St Marys supports the work of The Children’s Society through collecting boxes and Cream Teas.
Collecting boxes are available for anyone wanting to support the Society in its work with vulnerable children. These are collected in at the Christingle service.
The Children’s Society is active in a large number of projects – campaigning for children’s rights, supporting the disabled, homeless and children who are carers.
This local organisation provides emergency food support for people in the Newbury, Hungerford, Thatcham, Burghfield and Mortimer areas. St. Mary’s is a permanent donation and collection point for the Foodbank.
More information can be found at the West Berks Foodbank web site.