St Mary's has helped various charities over the last year. Some even feature in the millennium window.

Charities represented in the millennium window


CHAS is a Scottish charity committed to the provision of childrens hospice services, working exclusively with children with life long conditions and their families.


Aberlour Childcare Trust is an organisation whose aim is to help vulnerable children throughout Scotland.


St Marys supports various HIV and AIDS support charities. Among them is The Waverley Care Trust which supplies support services for HIV positive people and their carers.



Other charities


Mary’s Meals
In 2007, the congregation provided Mary's Meals with the funding to build and equip a kitchen at Dole Primary School, Mchinji, Malawi.  Local volunteers will now be able to cook school meals for the ever-increasing number of pupils.  Fund raising continues to pay for the meals for as many children as we can. Read more about St Mary’s involvement and of the Mary’s Meals organisation.

Mary's Meals Logo

Alzheimer Scotland is a charity campaigning for and providing services for people with dementia and their carers and families.


Maggie's Centre is a drop-in service for cancer sufferers and their families.


Every year the Bishop of Edinburgh selects a good cause(s) and the churches in the diocese raise funds for the cause(s) throughout Lent.
Full details of the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019 can be found HERE.


(Families affected by alcohol and drug use)