Supporting Mary’s Meals

During May (‘Mary’s month’) we supported the charity Mary’s Meals at Church.

We invited people in our local area to help as well. We’ve had a great response with money given or events planned – a wedding collection, local halls of residence raising money, schools having assemblies and ‘dressing down’ days, all showing what a diverse and generous community St Chrysostom’s is at the heart of!

Any amount, small or great, makes a difference.

£10 given to Mary’s Meals gives a child in a developing country school dinners for a year.

 20p gives a week’s worth of school dinners.

On top of feeding the children for many of them the guarantee of a daily meal brings the children to school every day.

Amazing facts – especially when we consider school dinners in Manchester cost £10 for a week.

THANK YOU to everyone who is responding to our challenge to support Mary’s meals in May!

Together we have raised £1208.27 which is 30,207 school meals!

Below is a list of how the money was raised for Mary’s Meals:

St Chrysostom’s Primary School non-uniform day:  £204.57

Richmond Court coffee and Bingo: £20

St John’s Primary School non-uniform day:  £221.29

Dalton Ellis after-dinner collection: £60.47

Newbury history talk: £14.51

Dominic’s Park Range cake-sale: £31.85

Collection taken at an Evening of music and readings for the Blessed Virgin Mary: £26.66

Hulme Hall Cake sale: £50

Collection at a Church Wedding £230

Seoul Kimchi till box: £54.96

Community Tea: £9.47

Plate collections at Church: £129

Rampant Lion Pub Collection:£20.70

Book group and Adult conversation classes: £90

About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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1 Response to Supporting Mary’s Meals

  1. Sonia says:

    The Multi lingual prayer group will have a small fund raising event tomorrow. We will have a high tea after our prayer service and encourage people to contribute.

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