At the Army concert in St Mary’s last year (2018) the sum of £998 was donated by the congregation and friends.

That was thought to be a fantastic achievement BUT this year (December 2019), giving totalled a pound or two short of £1,500 – an increase of almost 50%.

St Mary’s also gave more than 100 toys to the Salvation Army for distribution to children in Bristol.

Interestingly, the choir no longer send each other Christmas cards but during Advent they all save whatever they can, which is then passed on to the Salvation Army.

What a generous church.