Charities we Support

Each year St Mary Magdalen's supports a number of charities, each of whose work in some way reflects our mission or the story of St Mary Magdalen herself, who was restored to health of mind and body by Christ. The current list of charities is below, with links to their websites where available.

To support our work, including our charitable giving, please go to our Financial Support page.

Blackbird Leys Credit Union

Blackbird Leys Credit Union is made up of people in the local community who want to save their money and group it together.

Centre for Theology and Community Internship

The Centre for Theology and Community’s internship programme offering training in church-based community organising, theological reflection and spiritual exploration. Interns are placed in local churches that are active Citizens UK members in various boroughs in the east and south-east of London.

Christian Aid Refugee Crisis Appeal

Christian Aid supports vulnerable refugees who’ve made dangerous journeys to European shores from places affected by conflict. They are currently helping refugees in Greece and Serbia, and continuing to work in the Middle East to support displaced Syrians and Iraqis.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.


Oxford Befriending for Life is an Age UK service that offers friendship to people aged 18 and over who are living with a life-limiting illness. They also provide support for carers and loved ones. Volunteers are fully trained and supported by a skilled, experienced, and professional team of coordinators.

Oxford City of Sanctuary

Oxford City of Sanctuary is a small but ever expanding group of people who would like to see the city grow as a place that promotes safety and inclusion to people seeking refuge and sanctuary here. Its Host Oxford project matches destitute sanctuary seekers to those people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community who are prepared to allow someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time.

Oxfordshire Asylum Welcome

Asylum Welcome supports refugees who arrive in Oxfordshire. Every unaccompanied child arriving in Oxford is referred to Asylum Welcome. They run a food bank, provide advice and practical help, teach English, work closely with lawyers to support access to rights, and support refugee voices nationally.

Pathway Workshop

Pathway Workshop is a charity for productive employment and training for disadvantaged adults between 16 and 80, with both physical disabilities and those with learning impairment. It seeks to improve the job prospects of people with disabilities, and those who may be disadvantaged in today's labour market.


Restore is an Oxfordshire-based mental health charity that supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives. They offer recovery groups, training and employment coaching to make this possible.

Sobell House Hospice Charity

Sobell House offers physical, psychological, social and spiritual care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement. The focus is on quality of life, respecting the uniqueness of each person, and respect for the dignity of all users of the service.

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS give orphaned and abandoned children loving homes, and protects and supports families to prevent children ending up alone. They provide quality education and healthcare to over 100,000 children globally.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is at the forefront of the fight against HIV and improving the nation’s sexual health. They aim to end the transmission of HIV in the UK, empower and support people living with HIV to lead healthy lives, amplify the voices of those affected by HIV across public and political arenas to eradicate stigma and discrimination, and enable people to enjoy good sexual health

Women's Aid Federation of England

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 years. They empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.