Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Social Responsibility

Social & Global Responsibility and Justice Group

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and truth — 1 John 3.17-18

Read our Newsletter Who is my Neighbour?

LSM's Social Responsibility Group meets regularly to pray and to organise support for the various charities and projects that the parish assists, including lunches for sufferers from dementia and their carers, and the provision of supper, company and a bed for the night for the homeless in winter. The projects we support, both financially and with personal involvement, include:

  • Cambridge Aid helps vulnerable local individuals and famiies in crisis with small grants for basic necessities like food, clothing and household equipment. It relies on the generosity of the local community for its funding, and welcomes donations.
  • Cambridge Churches Homeless Project (Hope Cambridge) offers emergency accommodation and hot suppers to homeless people during the winter months from December to February. Volunteers are needed for a number of activities, and training is given each November to cover the approaching season. Donations towards the cost of hospitality are welcome.
  • Cambridge City Foodbank helps local people in crisis, offering three-day emergency food packs and other kinds of support and advice. Donations of food or money are welcomed; this site lists items that are currently needed.
  • Camtrust is a local charity specialising in lifelong learning for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties.  It works to encourage independence and social interaction.  Committed volunteers and donations are welcome.
  • The Friends of Fulbourn Hospital support the care, welfare and recovery of sufferes from mental illlness.
  • Jimmy's provides full-time emergency accommodation and supported housing for people in Cambridge who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed. It relies on the support of volunteers and donors to fund these services.
  • The Medaille Trust provides safe homes and support for all victims of human trafficking. Donations and voluntary help are welcomed
  • The Whitworth Trust supports vulnerable, precariously-housed young women in Cambridge, including the residents at Whitworth House, a hostel for ages 16-25. 

Further information on all the above is given in our Newsletter Who is my neighbour? which you can read in full from the link at the top of this page, and if you would like to know more Mary Ward (01223 369846) will be glad to help.