St. Mary's with St. Peter's

Bury St. Edmunds

Tel: 01284 754680


“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples.” (1 Chronicles 16:24)

We believe that one of the purposes of the Church is to make the Good News of Jesus known in our town, nation and world.  That’s why “equipping people to serve others” is one of our five vision statements.

Each month we focus on a different mission organisation. They might be local, national or international. Some are large charities that you may have heard of, like Tearfund; others, like the Fifield family, have a personal connection with our church. All of them seek to make Jesus known by serving people in need.

Every organisation has a representative in the church who will give a presentation about the work and needs of the organisation, and write an article for The View, our monthly newsletter, before the start of their focus month. A proportion of the church’s regular giving for that month will be given, and anyone who wants to give an addition donation can do so using the envelopes available in church, marking the name of the organisation on the back. Most importantly, we can pray for the organisation and the people they serve, at the prayer meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (7:45 p.m, Hyndman Centre), in the Sunday services and at home.

If you would like to know more about the organisations listed below, take a look at their websites or the notice board at the back of church, or speak to the representatives on a Sunday morning.

Mission Focus for 2017

Month Mission What they do Website St Mary’s Representative
February The Fifields at Bingham Academy



Teach the children of missionaries and expatriates in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dorothy Haile
March Bury Town Pastors


Provide help and support to vulnerable people in the town centre at night Brian Jones
April Dalit Freedom Network


Work to prevent trafficking of Dalits in India Rosemary Morris
May Montgomery Heights


Provide a home for orphaned children in Zimbabwe Elizabeth Coningsby
June Open Doors


Serve persecuted Christians worldwide through prayer, resources and advocacy Dawn Buttress
July/August Serving in Mission Share the good news of Christ worldwide Dorothy Haile
September BCY


Connect local young people to Jesus John Walker
October/November Tearfund


Christians passionate about ending poverty worldwide Elizabeth Coningsby
December Sporting87 Football club committed to developing the faith of its members Darren Brown