Missions and Charities

The Parish of Ewenny and St Brides Major supports a number of international, national and local charities.

St James’ Hospital, Lesotho


St James’ Hospital is offering a unique medical outreach to the
community of Mantonyane high up in the mountains of Lesotho. It does a
remarkable job despite its limited resources, this includes running a
comprehensive AIDS awareness programme, a training a training programme
for local volunteer health workers, a clean-water scheme and much, much

During Lent each year, we collect donations for the hospital through the USPG Lent boxes.

St James’ Hospital, Lesotho


Gaza Mobile Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic 2This clinic, working in the poorer parts of Gaza City, is operated by the Near East Council of Churches and solely funded by the Church in Wales. It provides a much need service particularly to children in an area otherwise lacking basic dental care.

The Harvest Collections each year are given by the parish to the Dental Clinic.

See http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/news/2014/12/church-funded-dental-clinic-feature-in-bbc-gaza-film/

Children in Distress



This charity helps forgotten children with HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe.

Each year on the May Day Bank Holiday, the parish holds a sponsored walk along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast to raise funds for Children in Distress.

Children in Distress

Archbishop of Wales’ Fund for Children


This Fund makes grants to projects supporting children and young people throughout Wales – Family Centres, Play and Activities Clubs, children’s work in parishes, Scout Groups, and Church in Wales Primary Schools.

The parish goes carol singing during the week before Christmas for this Fund, and gives the Christmas Carol Sevices collections in the Priory and St Bridget’s.

Archbishop of Wales Fund for Children

Other Charities

The parish supports a number of local and national charities, including Heronsbridge Special School, Macmillan Cancer Support, the MS Society, and Bobaith Cymru.