Manchester 10K Run…………….Peter Reynolds

On Sunday 20th May Peter Reynolds ran the Manchester 10 kilometres run to raise funds for Oasis – the charity in Gorton that St.Mary’s Church has been supporting for many years. Peter writes: “With a major building project pending to provide some long overdue permanent facilities, Oasis continues to need our great support to continue … [Read more…]

Easter Egg Appeal

Please help us to collect enough to give each family attending Oasis an egg on Easter Sunday. Eggs can be left in the basket at the back of the church up to March 18 to be delivered that week For some families last year it was the first Easter egg they had ever received. Thank you in … [Read more…]

Oasis Update – January 2018

On behalf of the Oasis team and our clients I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful New Year! 2017 was a great year We have so much to thank God for!   Despite the growing obstacles our clients face including confusing benefit changes, unfair sanctions, abusive relationships, crippling addiction, gang intimidation … [Read more…]

Oasis Centre – We need YOUR help

The Oasis Centre has recently applied for a significant funding grant from the Skills and Opportunities fund at NatWest bank. If we are successful in the application, it will fund our entire RE-SKILL programme for 18 months. RE-SKILL is all about bringing people from hopelessness to aspiration, and it does this by providing our clients … [Read more…]

Oasis Centre News

New Team Members This summer has been a time of transition for the team at the Centre, with Stuart and Mike moving on after years of faithful service. I have stepped back into the day to day management of the Centre for the time being, and am loving being up close and personal with all … [Read more…]

Oasis Update – July 2017

I hope this finds everyone at St Mary’s well. Its been 4 months since I last updated you all.  It has been an incredible 4 months at Oasis! Our capital project is moving forward.  We now have the final £100,000 to raise and are also working through the long process of the legals and at … [Read more…]

Peter & Sarah Reynolds complete the Manchester 10K

I received the message of thanks below from Victoria Armstrong at Oasis regarding our fundraising. She will receive significantly more over the coming weeks due to the kindness and generousity of the congregation of St Mary’s, some of our friends and the my company’s matching scheme. In total I am hopeful this will exceed £1000 again this … [Read more…]

Peter Reynolds – Running Manchester 10k

Sarah & I will be running the Manchester 10k again this year (Sun 28th May) in aid of the OASIS Centre; they are a Charity in Gorton East Manchester who help the poorest in our society. The congregation of St Mary’s have been very generous in their support of the OASIS Centre for many years. … [Read more…]

Oasis Centre Update

The Oasis Centre is well on the way to raising £1 million needed to build their purpose built state-of-the-art day centre.  The new centre will provide the well needed ‘holistic’ support that the project already provides for well over 100 vulnerable and disadvantaged adults living and sleeping rough in East Manchester. With just over £800,000 raised … [Read more…]

Thank You From Oasis

With the continued and generous support of St Mary’s Church we had a fantastic year at The Oasis Centre with record breaking numbers of people being helped out of crisis and into a place of purpose and stability! During this financial year: we had a footfall of 6,099 client attendance at The Oasis Centre on our Monday, Tuesday … [Read more…]