Outreach & Service

St Mary’s is committed to spreading the story of Jesus and helping people to recognise it’s relevance to our lives today.
We are also creating opportunities in the community for people to ask questions and find out more without having to attend church on Sundays. We have started running the Alpha Course regularly and are looking at offering other ways through which people can explore Christian faith.

As individuals and as a church community, we engage with our wider community in many ways.  Much of this outreach remains hidden:  the unsung glory of a thousand small kindnesses and spontaneous acts.  Other times, we support a local cause briefly — as need and opportunities arise.  Then there are long term projects that St Mary’s has supported over many years.  Some of these include:

Eco-congregation and Fairtrade

St Mary’s has been awarded eco-congregation status, and many of our members are involved in local conservation and sustainablity projects.  Fairtrade goods are for sale after church on the first Sunday of every month.

Start-up Stirling

Start-up is a local charity that provides starter packs of food and household items to people who have recently been given accomodation, and are trying to establish a home. St Mary’s supports Start-up through our Harvest collection, and through the ongoing commitment of some of our members.

Faith Exploration

We are also creating opportunities in the community for people to ask questions and find out more without having to attend church on Sundays. We have started running the Alpha Course regularly and are looking at offering other ways through which people can explore Christian faith.