Charity

Charity Fundraising Committee LogoSt Mary’s Church has a programme of fundraising to support local, national, and international charities. In the last six years this programme has raised nearly forty seven thousand pounds for a range of charities.

Our Charity of the Year for 2017 is:

Open Doors

60 years of serving persecuted Christians

open_doors_logoTo help Christians suffering from persecution, Open Doors works worldwide with local partners to provide the support they need to remain as lights in their communities.

According to tradition, the Gospel was brought to Iraq by the apostle Thomas. Christians have been living in the area for almost 2000 years. However, after persecution by IS and other extremists, they are on the verge of extinction.

We shall be raising money throughout 2017 for Open Doors in support of persecuted Christians in Iraq.

Your donations will help to provide emergency aid such as shelter, food, medicines, and trauma care. They will also contribute to the training of church leaders and the provision of bibles.

Please be generous in supporting our fundraising activities and also consider how you might be able to contribute to the campaign through sponsored activities, personal donations, publicity, advocacy and prayer.

For further information see the transept notice board and the Open Doors website. 

Please help us in the following ways:

  • Support our fundraising events (see below)
  • Make a donation – click here (or use the downloadable form below).
  • Think of your own fundraising activities.

Click here to make a donation to our Open Doors UK appeal

or to donate by cheque, please print off a donation form:

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Open Doors Donation Form

Open Doors Donation Form

 

 

 

Forthcoming Fundraising Events:

  • Golf Day
  • Children’s Party
  • Variety Concert
  • Harvest Supper

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