There are many ways in which we can contribute to St Mary’s, both financially and also by offering our time and talents to help with the running of the church and its work in the local community.

Finance

A financial commitment to the church recognises the role St Mary’s plays in our lives and its broader role within the local community. We are encouraged to contribute in proportion to our ability.   Regular donations allow St Mary’s to make plans for the future with confidence. 

If you do not already have a regular commitment to our church we hope you will consider one of the following options:  
• through a Standing Order with your bank
• joining our weekly envelope scheme – details available from the Church Office

If you are a tax payer, the church can claim an additional 25% on your donations through the HMRC Gift Aid scheme. In order for us to do this we will require a Gift Aid declaration.  

If you already give regularly but have not registered for Gift Aid, we encourage you to do so now!

Time and talents

Volunteers please

We need volunteers for a number of roles. If you are too busy, whom can you encourage to get involved? Do read the list at the back of church and help share the responsibility to find the right people

There is a wide range of opportunities for offering a hand in a active church like ours

Barnes Saturday Homeless Night Shelter

Every Saturday between November and March, Barnes Methodist Church hosts a shelter for the homeless from 6-10pm. Teams of volunteers needed to prepare, cook, serve, wash up food (under the guidance of a co-ordinator). If you can help contact Jane Sherwin on 020 8876 3231

Can you help? Sue Boyd would be grateful to hear from members of the congregation who know which service they are coming to on a Sunday. She would like to help members who cannot come to a service without help. Ring Sue 0208 748 3787 or 07702 100037