For some years, St Mary’s has given 10% of its direct income* to several selected charities. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) reviews the list of charities from time to time.
*Direct income excludes money raised through fundraising activities such the annual fete and the current Development Appeal.
The current charities are:
Church Mission Society (CMS)
CMS works to spread the news of Jesus in all parts of the world and in the UK. It works specially with communities that it sees as on the edge, at the edge of faith or other work.
Water Aid works to bring clean water to communities in many parts of the world , with an ambition that one day all people will have access to fresh clean water.
Originally known as the Church of England’s Children Society, this national charity works in the UK to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Julian House (Bath)
Julian House is a charity that supports vulnerable and at-risk individuals. These include adults and young people experiencing homelessness, escaping domestic abuse, adults with learning difficulties and people who need support after leaving prison
St Peter’s Hospice (Bristol)
St Peter’s Hospice is a local charity that provides care and support to adults who are living with a progressive life-limiting illness in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset area. Most support is provided in people’s homes.