St Mary's is open every day from 9.30am - 4pm,
and everyone is invited to come and light a candle in prayer.
Our main Sunday service is Communion at 9.30am.
On the first Sunday of the month we have All Age Worship at 9.30am followed by a Communion Service at 11.15am.
Morning Prayer is said every weekday at 8.30am.
There is a short service of Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 10.30am. We call this Quiet Communion as there are no hymns.
Tuesday Teas takes place between 2 and 4pm every Tuesday, when tea, coffee and cake are served.
Smiley Faces, our Toddler Praise group, takes place on Fridays in term time between 1.45 and 3.15pm.
Coffee, tea, juice and biscuits are served after the 9.30am service every Sunday, and after Quiet Communion (10.30am) on Tuesdays.
Who's who at St Mary's: contact
How to find us: map
Regular services: services
A wheelchair and ramps are available to assist access. Please ask a member of the congregation.
Last Sunday's review of the Vision 2030 responses was very positive. There were many suggestions for development on display; some relatively minor and others which would take more time and resources to implement. A large number of people became engaged in the job of deciding where to begin and which items had the most support. The next stage will be a working lunch after the service on Sunday 25th February where we will be working out how to put the first selected items into practice. These will involve all of us in different ways and so we hope that as many people as possible will join us for the lunch. Once again, it will not be a long drawn-out session.
Louise, Tim, Liz, Shirley, Sylvia and Peter.
What's going on around St Mary's
Communion will be received at the High altar: anyone who is used to receiving Communion in any church is invited to do so here. The service will be followed by Fairtrade tea and coffee served at the hatch in the North Aisle: everyone is invited to stay.
Easter Lilies: Every year we decorate the church with lilies bought in memory of someone you have loved, whose names are read out on Easter Day as we receive Communion. Pam Meakin is in charge of this – please let her know if you would like to pay for one or more lilies (£3.50 each).
The Lent Lunch will take place on Saturday 24th March in the Methodist Schoolroom from 11.30am. Please put this date in your diary, and talk to Liz or Louise if you can provide soup. Please note that there is a churchyard tidy up in the morning as well
(10am – 12 noon)
Good Friday Workshop: Help is needed on the morning of March 30th with craft activities and welcoming for the Good Friday Children’s Workshop. Please let Louise know if you can help – this is always a very worthwhile event.
A Weekly Prayer Group is taking place at 2pm on Monday afternoons – please let Louise or Daphne know if you are interested in attending this or want to know more.
APCM April 8th: (Annual Parochial Church Meeting – the equivalent of our AGM.) The Electoral Roll is being revised before this meeting, finishing on Tuesday. If you are not on the Roll have a look at the notice on the door to see if you are eligible & ask Liz for an application form if you wish your name to be included. If you are on the Roll, please check to see that the information is correct.
Nominations for the PCC are now open! There are four vacancies: nomination sheets are in the porch. Please consider if you can contribute to St Mary’s in this way – you need to have been on the Electoral Roll for at least six months to stand, but anyone on the Roll can nominate you and vote at the APCM.
Betty Potter would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, and is keen to let you know that she is beginning to feel more like herself again.