In recent years the Parish of St Mary Magdalen, has elected to sponsor a particular charity for the 12 months from Candlemas (2 February) each year. This charity will be the focus of our fund-raising efforts starting with our Lent Collection. Various other events are organised throughout the year.
We run on a three year cycle, focusing in turn on an International Charity, and Local Charity and a National Charity.
Reading Street Pastors
Reading Street Pastors is part of a national team first pioneered in 2003, and Street Pastors continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community.
We are usually on patrol from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.
We are led by our local coordinator and we also have support from local churches and community groups in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies.
Feb - Mar Lent Collection over £190 raised
Jun 7 - Coffee Morning over £xx raised
Oct 4 - Harvest Tea raised over £xxx
The Collection has just finished
A TOTAL OF
Our collections this year have raised