Other Groups and Activities

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Here are some other ways to get involved in at St Mary’s:

Taking care of the church

Whether it’s dusting, sewing, flower arranging or helping out in the office, there’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes.  St Mary’s also has a supportive Friends of St Mary’s Society, which provides funds for maintaining the church building.

Welcoming

As well as a team of welcomers  who help at Sunday services, there are also volunteers who are on hand to welcome visitors during the week in the summer months.

Helping others

  • Transition Project. The Transition Project provides a free, Job Search/CV preparation/ Interview Practice, service to help those who are looking for work.

    In view of Social Distancing requirements we are now offering personal support by phone/Zoom/email instead of the face to face meetings of the last ten years. Please email swtransitionproject@gmail.com at any time, or phone 07901 173 763 on Tuesdays from 10am to 4pm to explore how we can help..

    Our volunteer team members have first-hand experience of job hunting and can provide practical support based on a wide range of work experience.  Advice also available on our website at www.transitionproject.co.uk
     
  • We also support the work of Jimmy’s Cambridge Homeless Project - www.jimmyscambridge.org.uk, Uttlesford Food Bank and Saffron Walden Street Pastors amongst other local organisations.

Supporting our Church

Visit our Supporting our Church to see ways in which you can become involved.

Mental Health Initiative

Informal ‘Coffee, Cake and Company’ sessions are scheduled for various Sunday afternoons in St Mary’s parish rooms. Those affected by mental ill health issues in any way and their families are welcome, and it is good to know that we are all welcomed and valued at St. Mary’s. No need to book – just pop in to make new friends or to chat. You’re most welcome to come along for all of the session or part of it.  We sit round tables chatting, drinking and eating cake.  Sometimes we even play some games. In the last 10 minutes or so we have a quiet reflection, a hymn and a prayer. We usually meet every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3 to 4pm. Put Coffee, Cakes and Company into our search box (top right of this page) to find the next meeting on our Calendar.

Bellringing

With a tower of 12 bells, St Mary’s has a society of bellringers, who ring for Sunday services and weddings. Find out more about St Mary’s Bells here.

If you’re interested in joining or helping with any of these groups, let us know.