We believe it is important to help those around us and so we support a wide range of local, national and international charities.

Every month at our Morning Prayer Services an advocate speaks on behalf of one of the Charities we support – both telling us about the Charity and their plans, but also their prayer needs.

In January 2018 we will hear about the work of Inter Care – a new charity for us.  More details to follow.

Neema Crafts


We’ve just received the latest news from Katy and Ben Ray – our mission partners in Tanzania, working as directors of the Neema Crafts Centre for people with disabilities. As well as their news, there are six very specific things for which the Rays ask us to pray. One of them concerns their plans for home leave in England during which we hope to welcome them back to St Mary’s possibly in mid-February 2018!


Please click on the link below to read their latest newsletter.

Katy and Ben Ray, December 2017



We can help them with our prayers and by shopping at the new Neema Crafts online shop


For more about Ben and Katy and the work they do, please click on the link below.





Hope against Cancer

In February 2017 we heard about the work of Hope against Cancer.  Hope Against Cancer’s focus is to beat cancer rather than manage the consequences. They prioritise research for early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer.  They believe that a strong local research charity has strong benefits for local patients now and in the future.  Hope works for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working in partnership with local universities and hospitals. They fund cutting-edge research so that Leicestershire remains a hub of expertise in cancer research and treatment.  For more information please go to:



child-contact-centreAnother of the charities we support – this time, here in Loughborough, is the Loughborough Child Contact Centre who now have a brand new website

which you’re invited to explore.

If you’d like to help “keeping children in touch”, have a  special look at the Volunteering and Fundraising pages on the new website……and then tell your friends.