Category Archives: Charity Fundraising

Charity Photography Workshops at St Mary’s

  • Want to take great photos on your holidays or at family gatherings?
  • Looking for a ‘wow’ factor in your pictures?
  • Wondering what all your camera’s controls do?
  • Take your photography to a new level with a half day course at St Mary’s Church, Redbourn.

Led by experienced photographer and lecturer, Stephen Boffey,
this workshop will show you how to use shutter speed, lens aperture and ISO settings to get the results you want.

It will introduce you to some key ideas behind good composition and will include a practical session where you will put these ideas into practice using your own camera.

Suitable for beginners and those who have more experience but tend to leave their camera on ‘auto’.


  • Saturday 23rd March 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday 23rd March 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday 31st March 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 3rd April 10am to 1pm

All held at St Mary’s Church, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn AL3 7NL

Cost £25 per person including tea / coffee

To book a place on a workshop, please contact Stephen Boffey by e-mail: click here

£25 Vouchers are available – making an excellent present

All proceeds will go to our St Mary’s Charity of the Year for 2019, Youth Talk

Photography Workshop poster

St Mary’s Charity Golf Day: Photo Gallery

Thank you to all who participated in our inaugural St Mary’s Charity Golf Day in aid of our Charity of the Year, Dementia UK.

We were delighted that the Golf Day raised £5821 for Dementia UK, a fantastic sum for an excellent cause.

A selection of photos from the day are below, (click on a thumbnail for a larger image and then scroll through using the arrows).  If you would like to order prints of any of these photos, please contact Stephen Boffey quoting the number of the photo you wish to order.

Can you help us choose our next Charity of the Year?

Every year St Mary’s Church supports a ‘Charity of the Year’ – through fundraising, (for the last 3 years we have raised over £10,000 per year for our chosen charities), as well as practical support and volunteering, prayer and raising awareness of each cause amongst the church and local community.

We are now looking for a local charity to support in 2019 and would love to hear your suggestions – perhaps a charity that has helped you, friends or family, or a cause you have heard about and would like to find out more.

We follow a three-year cycle of supporting an international, then national then local charity.  In 2016 our local charity was Riding for the Disabled at Gaddesden Place, in 2017 we supported Open Doors and their work in the Middle East, this year we are supporting Dementia UK, so we are looking for a local charity working nearby (within Hertfordshire or thereabouts) to support in 2019.

If you would like to suggest a charity to add to the list for consideration please send us an e-mail with a brief description of what they do.  The final decision will be made by the Charities committee at their next meeting, so please send us suggestions no later than 29th June.