Love your neighbour

Love your neighbour

Love Your Neighbour is a national campaign co-ordinating the action being taken by churches and other organisations to help those vulnerable in our community at this time, St Mary’s is a partner within this programme and below are some of the ways that you can Get Help or Give Help.

If you would like to discuss receiving additional support to meet essential needs, please do email Richard Lloyd – richard.lloyd@smem.org.uk  

Foodbank

The East Elmbridge Foodbank exists to support those who need help providing food for themselves and their family.  Please click here for more information or contact the Foodbank directly using this link:-

If you are able to help the Foodbank then your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food could make a real difference. Please contact the Foodbank at this link:-

Pastoral Care

At St Mary’s we’ve got a great team providing pastoral support for elderly and vulnerable people in our congregations and community.  Please email info@smem.org.uk if you would like to discuss pastoral care further.

Community support

St Mary’s Cafe has been a wonderful place where we welcome people from across the community to experience fellowship, hospitality and Christian love and support.  Kate Lee has volunteered to co-ordinate our response with other community groups to ensure we help and serve those most in need and in isolation. Please contact Kate if you’d like practical support at this time or if you would like to support others – kate.lee@smem.org.uk

Spiritual support for those in self-isolation

If you are in self-isolation may I encourage you to look at the resources we are using for Pattern Groups and that mirror our sermon series – these can be found here – https://pattern.org.uk/practices  If you have joined a Pattern Group and are in self-isolation, do consider using the WhatsApp group function to meet with your Pattern Group remotely.

Pattern Groups

If you are in self-isolation / unable to attend church, may I encourage you to look at the resources we are using for Pattern Groups and that mirror our sermon series – these can be found here – https://pattern.org.uk/practices   If you have joined a Pattern Group and are in self-isolation, do consider using the WhatsApp group function to meet with your Pattern Group remotely.  To use WhatsApp group call, press the Calls button along the bottom of the screen and then the phone+ symbol on the top right of your device and then press New Group Call at the top of the screen just below the search bar.  This will enable you to select up to three others to join you by video.

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Bible in One Year App

This App is fantastic with daily Bible readings and wonderful commentary from Nicky Gumbel – www.bibleinoneyear.org