Beacon Benefice


CHARITIES- St Mary's Painswick

Our policy is actively to support a number of charities and to give at least 10% of our church income to support charities.

We have three0 ‘core’ charities who we support throughout the year namely : -

The Church Army

The Scripture Union


In addition  we support the following charities with special events or by other fund raising :

PSALMS (Painswick and Stroud Area Local Ministry) – particularly youth work

Christian Aid – in May every year

The Mission to Seafarers

World Vision – Lideta project – particularly at Harvest time

Christianity in Action Group, which has three strands

  (1)  Fair Trade

 (2)   Delivering Aid to Stroud Homeless (DASH)

 (3)  Letter writing (in support of Christian Aid objectives, Christian Solidarity Worldwide and other issues of freedom and justice raised by members of the group)          

At Clypping, our patronal festival held in late September, we support a specific local charity.

The collections at our main Christmas services are also given to specific charities chosen by our Mission and Outreach Committee each autumn.

If you can  support us in this work with a donation please place it in charity donation slot inside the south door of the church.  Any cheques should be made payable to “St. Mary’s PCC”. If you are a UK taxpayer and are willing to Gift Aid your donation please use one of the Gift Aid envelopes on the table just inside the south door.

If you donation is for a specific charity please specify on a note with your donation. If there is no such specification the donation will be split between all the charities we support.


The Sisters Cox Trust

The Sisters Cox Trust is a small local charity for residents of the parish of Painswick. It provides small grants - normally at Christmas time. Its income is derived from a legacy given to the church about 80 or 90 years ago by the Cox sisters. The Trustees are the Vicar and Churchwardens of Painswick Church. The trust is registered with the Charity Commission under number 200913. Further details of this charity, including accounts, can be found at the Charity Commission website.



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