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Thursday 1st
10:30am
Sunday 4th
8:00am
Sunday 4th
10:30am
Sunday 4th
6:30pm
Tuesday 6th
10:00am to 11:30am
Thursday 15th
10:30am
Sunday 18th
8:00am
Sunday 18th
10:30am
Sunday 18th
6:30pm
Tuesday 20th
10:00am to 11:30am
Thursday 22nd
10:30am
Sunday 25th
8:00am
Sunday 25th
10:30am
Thursday 29th
10:30am
Apr 8

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING & ANNUAL MEETING OF PARISHIONERS

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in the Church.

We will be electing two Churchwardens and four PCC members: three members retire by rotation after three years.  One has resigned after one year so there will be an election to fill their place for two years. We are extremely grateful to all them for their valuable service and tremendous input into...

Apr 8

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

The 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) took place between March 12th and 23rd and for the second year running Mother’s Union sent a delegation of members and staff to...

Mar 10

WHY WAIT?

As March begins, we will be into the second week of Lent, a time of waiting, in preparation to follow Jesus to Jerusalem, to the cross and finally to victory over death.  It is a time when we remember Jesus’ fast and temptation in the Wilderness for forty days.  A time when, traditionally, we focus upon self-examination and repentance, a time of prayer, study and reflection.  You might be reading this and thinking that, as Christians, should we not come to God every day in prayer, humbly asking for forgiveness and ...

Mar 10

THE LAMB OF GOD

 

The next day (John) saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."   John 1:29

 

The lamb is a powerful image for the saviour of the world. It is little used in the New Testament as a whole but it is one of the images used by Isaiah as he foretold the character of the long-awaited Messiah. It is also an image...

Feb 19

THE HISTORY OF MOTHERING SUNDAY

The exact origins of Mothering Sunday are unclear. Some have even linked it with the spring festivals for various mother goddesses held in ancient Greece and Rome. 

However, it is certainly known that by the 16th century during Lent there was one Sunday when all returned to their “Mother Church” - the main church or cathedral of the area. This custom evolved over the years to become the day when those working away from home, often in service, or as apprentices, returned...

Feb 19

THE CRIB SERVICE 2017

Once again the time had come for a get together to cut out stars, donkeys, crowns and sheep.  This is a lovely sociable couple of hours with scissors, ribbon and a cup of coffee, taking place a couple of weeks before D-day.  These shapes are given to people as they arrive for the service and they are encouraged to wave them during the appropriate carol.  They are also given battery operated tea lights which are lit during the singing of Silent Night, when the church lights are turned low, and...

Jan 8

THE REVISION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL

Every six years the Roll has to be revised and 2018 is the year.   I hope all current members will fill in their application forms again.  I am hoping a lot of new members will sign up too, to become a member of St Mary’s with the opportunity to join the PCC and be part of the governing of our church.  The applicants must be baptized, over sixteen, and a member of the Church of England and to have habitually worshipped in the church during a period of six months.

The...

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