St Mary’s supports a number of organisations that have a local, national and international focus. We aim to give away 10% of our income. As well as village organisations such as the Primary School and Memorial Hall we support the following:
Maidstone Homeless Care (website)
Supporting homeless and vulnerable people in and around Maidstone.
Care for the Family (website)
A national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.
Kenward Trust (website)
Through recovery, resettlement and reintegration programmes, we work with individuals who have been affected by alcohol and drug dependence.
Fegans cares holistically for the whole family, through counselling children and supporting parents. Supported by our Carol Singing this year.
St George’s Childcare (website)
St George’s Childcare reaches families in need with its assisted places childcare scheme. Supported by our Carol Singing this year.
The Farming Community Network (website)
The Farming Community Network is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and their families within the farming community through difficult times.
Church Army (website)
Our evangelists and projects work across the British Isles and Ireland to share the good news of Jesus through words and actions. We work in a variety of contexts and reach out to communities in ways that help them live life to the full as we seek to transform lives with the gospel.
The Children’s Society (website)
We are a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn. We listen. Because ‘no child should feel alone.’
Falcon Camps (website)
Falcon holidays are fun-packed, unforgettable, Christian holidays for 8-18s. They are especially designed for children and young people who face disadvantage in their day-to-day lives.
Church Mission Society (website)
We are a community of people who have been set free to follow God’s call in mission. Thousands of people from all walks of life are part of Church Mission Society – praying, learning and acting together in pursuit of that call.
Embrace the Middle East (website)
Embrace the Middle East is a non-governmental, inter-denominational charity supporting Christian-led humanitarian projects in the Middle East. Its overseas partners provide health, education and community development programmes for the most disadvantaged people in the lands of the Bible. They do so to a high standard but more importantly they provide these services without regard to the faith or nationality of the people who use them. In a deeply divided region where people have fewer opportunities to mix with and understand those who do not share the same background, Embrace the Middle East is a shining example of Christian love in action, love which transcends human divisions.
Tear Fund (website)
We’re Christians passionate about ending poverty. We’re following Jesus where the need is greatest, working through local churches to unlock people’s potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won’t stop until poverty stops.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (website)
‘We are flying for life’. MAF uses planes to transform the lives of the world’s most isolated people in need. We enable thousands of aid, relief and mission projects in really remote places. Because that’s where some of the greatest human needs are.