Our Partners –UK & International Community
We are part of our community. Our members are active in organisations helping others and the Church supports a range of Christian and secular charities working to change the world. We also have links with projects in Kenya. The main source of giving is our annual Bazaar in November; all the proceeds are given away. Our bazaar in 2017 raised over £4,000.
Some of our partners are described below.
For more information about our partnership with Kenya, please follow this link.
USPG another large Anglican mission society, exchanging people, resources and training for mission; it has long been connected with Hospital Teule in Muheza, Northern Tanzania.
The Leprosy Mission is an interdenominational, international charity bringing healing and restoration to some 200,000 people affected by leprosy in 28 countries.
The Bible Society aims to make a translation of the Bible available across the world.
The Oxford Mission has two indigenous Christian communities undertaking education of boys in Calcutta and a student hostel in Barisal, Bangladesh.
Christian Aid works where need is greatest, supporting local organisations which understand local needs.
Traidcraft aims to promote Fairtrade and challenge the way international trading systems are structured; Traidcraft goods are made available at many St Mary’s events and we are a registered Fair Trade parish.
UK Christian Societies
Christian societies in the UK that we support
The Children’s Society remains an expression of Christian concern; it concentrates its resources on tackling the root causes of the problems children and young people face.
The Redbridge Night Shelter runs a night shelter in York Road Ilford, offering advice on housing and benefits.
Church Army is an Anglican organisation, concentrating on evangelism and social aid in the UK.
The Manna Society is a Christian response to the problems faced by those living on the streets in London. It operates a day centre near London Bridge providing food, health care and advice for homeless people.
The Essex Clergy Charity helps a small but steady stream of clergy and their families who have fallen victim to the financial hazards of their vocation.
The Redbridge Food Bank giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis who have nowhere else to turn. We are open to receive food donations at any time and emphasise our support on the first Sunday each month.
Other Partners we support
The Haven House Foundation has a lease on The White House in Woodford Green and provides respite care for children with severe life-limiting conditions and hospice care for terminally ill children and their families.
ELHAP has a wide range of facilities for children with one or more disabilities in its playground in Roding Lane North.
Sightsavers works in the world’s poorest countries, teaching eye care skills and hygiene to adults and children, organising eye screening camps, treatments, education, surgical training, and rehabilitation.
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that may lead to suicide.
Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) works chiefly in southeast England, providing advice, advocacy and counselling, Groups and Clubs, and Equipment Needs Assessment.
Marie Curie Cancer Care provides care for thousands of cancer patients. Marie Curie Nurses care for around 50% of cancer patients who die at home. The charity also supports cancer and palliative care research.