St Mary's in the Community

Jesus said He had come that His followers might have life and have it more abundantly (Jn. 10:10); He also said His followers were to be light and salt and yeast in their communities and world (Mtt. 5:15,16). We believe this and express it in a variety of ways.

 

Fair Trade

St Mary's is a Fair Trade Church committed to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and confectionary.
www.fairtrade.org.uk

The Bridge

This is an ecumenical initiative of Bridge of Weir churches. It provides a community space in the village centre with a stationers, book exchange, Post Office and rooms for community groups such as, Film Club, Embroiderer's Guild, Bridge Club, Hearing Aid Clinic, Citizens Advice & MSP surgeries and Allotment Society.

Doors Open

This is Scotland's largest free annual architectural event and part of European Heritage Days and supported by Historic Scotland. People pop in to see our 100+ year old "Little White Church in the Wood" and the youngsters have a Punch & Judy show to entertain them.
www.doorsopendays.org.uk

Bridge of Weir Gala Week

This is a community wide activity that brings the whole village together in volunteerism and fundraising.
Our Annual Pet Service is held during the Festival.

www.bridgeofweirfestival.org.uk

Foodbank

Each week St Mary's members commit to bring an item of foodstuff which is stored and taken at regular intervals to the Inverclyde Foodbank run by the Trussell Trust in Greenock.

www.inverclyde.foodbank.org.uk


Heartland Circle

St Mary’s Bridge of Weir is part of the Heartland Episcopal Churches Initiative to affirm older people  and especially those affected by dementia. We call this Heartland Circle.

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Christian Aid

Thi is the Aid and Development agency of the UK Churches. It supports a large number of projects involving disaster relief, injustice and human rights campaigns, agriculture, education and health run by its partners around the world. We join other Bridge of Weir churches to support this work and assist with funding appeals.

www.christianaid.org.uk