MISSIONS & CHARITIES
St Mary’s supports a wide range of charitable organisations, from local, to national and international levels. These include Christian and secular charities. These include:
DENS is on the frontline, tackling homelessness and poverty in Dacorum, by giving people the chance to build a better future. DENS provides a number of integrated services: The Elms, emergency and short term accommodation; DENS Day Centre, advice and a daytime haven; DENS Rent Aid, a deposit guarantee and support scheme with private landlords; DENS Dacorum Foodbank, emergency food supplies; DENS Equipped to Change: support for education, training, volunteering and employment and DENS Enterprises, creating income.
PHAKAMISA is a ministry of Pinetown Methodist Church (South Africa) and exists to serve and uplift impoverished communities through the provision of educational training, resourcing and support.
With PHAKAMISA’s help 1,700 people caring for orphaned and vulnerable children are better equipped to support their charges. We believe if the Caregiver is kept strong, the children WILL benefit.
DENS is the charity seeking solutions to the problems of single homeless people and poverty in Dacorum.
Mission Direct enables everyday people to make a practical and lasting difference to some of the world's most vulnerable people. We do this by making long-term commitments to our carefully-chosen partners in-country and equipping volunteers to join us for a two-week overseas mission trip to build homes, schools/classrooms, hospitals and rescue centres etc. The impact you have and how much your time means to the local people, will change you forever!
Right now, in Britain today, there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. Alone in the world. These are the children and young people we work with.
We listen. We support. We act. We help make small changes that make a big difference.
There are no simple answers - often it is complex - so we work with others to help tackle these problems. Only together can we make a difference, not just to individual lives but to the lives of millions of children both now and in the future. Because no child should feel alone.
This Trust was established in 1991 to raise and manage funds to help the restoration and repair of churches and chapels in the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and also part of Barnet.
Our income comes from members’ subscriptions and from an annual “Bike ’n Hike” event on the second Saturday of September when hundreds of churches in both counties are open for visiting by sponsored riders and walkers.
The Trust also acts as a distributive agent for church grants made by the Wixamtree Trust in Bedfordshire.