Category Archives: Charity Fundraising

Harvest Supper & Gourmet Pies: Friday 30th September

A Harvest Supper will be held on Friday 30th September, 7.30pm for 8.00pm in the Transept, raising money for our Charity of the Year, Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled.  

Tickets are £20, which include a 3 course dinner and 2 glasses of wine, plus a team quiz between courses.  

Main course will feature gourmet pies from award-winning British pie makers ‘Pieminister’ – not to be missed!

To reserve a ticket, please click here to send us an e-mail with your name, contact telephone number, number of tickets required and your choice of pie filling for each guest, (first come, first served!) from:

  • ‘Moo & Blue’ – British Beef Steak & Long Clawson Stilton
  • ‘Heidi’ – Somerset Goat’s Cheese, Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Onion



Volunteering Day at Gaddesden Place RDA Stables

A team of volunteers from St Mary’s spent a scorching day at Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled stables on Thursday, as a ‘Volunteering Day’ in support of our Charity of the Year.

Tasks including cleaning and disinfecting stables, repainting a shed, scrubbing, clearing, quite literally ‘scraping a barrel’ which prepares new riders for sitting on a saddle, and painting horseshoes used in sensory sessions.

A Gaddesden RDA Trustee wrote “What an amazing team of volunteers – it was a great demonstration of teamwork and I’m staggered that everything on the list was ticked off.  Gaddesden RDA really appreciate all the work that was done today and feel very fortunate to have your ongoing support”.

For future opportunities to support Gaddesden Place RDA as our Charity of the Year, why not:

  • Come along to our fundraising Harvest Supper on Friday 30th September, tickets on sale soon
  • Attend the Dagnall Community Choir fundraising concert following the Patronal Festival Lunch on Sunday 11th September, 2.30pm – retiring collection for Gaddesden Place RDA
  • Sign up to Give as you Live to raise money for our Charity of the Year as you shop online, at no extra cost to you

Dagnall Community Choir Concert: Sunday 11th September, 2.30pm

On Sunday 11th September, the day of our Patronal Festival, Dagnall Community Choir will be performing a concert of classical and popular favourites for all ages to enjoy at 2.30pm.

The concert will follow the Patronal Festival Eucharist at 11.00am and buffet lunch, (though all are welcome to attend the concert, even if not attending the morning’s festivities).

Admission to the concert is free, with a retiring collection in aid of our Charity of the Year, Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Association.

Download a poster to share with family and friends:

Dagnall Choir Concert Poster