A warm welcome from St. Mary’s
You may be “checking us out” for one of any number of reasons. Perhaps you’re moving into the Horsham area, or maybe you’re thinking about getting married, or you’re just curious about Christianity.
There’s a lot going on at St. Mary’s, so I hope you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily – and that these pages give you a good flavour of our vision, and of the many exciting aspects of our Church life.
This is our welcome mat on the internet but, as the saying goes “there comes a time when you have to put skin on it !” So I do hope you will have a chance to come & experience St. Mary’s in person soon – to enjoy a sense of God’s own presence, His welcome to community and invitation to belong ..
We look forward to meeting you!
Guy Bridgewater (Vicar & Rural Dean of Horsham)
HOLY WEEK at St. Mary’s
PALM SUNDAY 29th March 8am Holy Communion; 9.10am – Please note the 9.30 service begins with Prayers and a Procession to Church while singing hymns and bearing palms. Please bring a green branch, and gather at the top of the Causeway at 9.10am. 6.30pm – Passion Gospel and Choir Anthems – You are invited to begin Holy Week by listening to a dramatised reading of the Passion story interspersed with Choir Anthems
Monday 30th March 7.45 p.m. Compline with Address
Tuesday 31st March 7.45 p.m. Compline with Address
Wednesday 1st April 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion and 7.45 p.m. Compline with Address
Maundy Thursday 2nd April at St. Leonard’s:
5.30 p.m. Evening Seder Meal (Book through the St Mary’s Church Office)
7.00 p.m. Eucharist (No booking required – all welcome) (No evening service at St. Mary’s to enable us to join with St Leonard’s)
Good Friday 3rd April 10.50 a.m. Act of Witness – procession with the cross from St Mary’s to the Carfax – worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ from Horsham Churches. 12 noon THE THREE HOUR DEVOTION Led by Rev’d. Guy Bridgewater. (Children’s Activities in the Barn 12-3.00 p.m. – book through the church office.)
Easter Sunday 5th April 5.45 a.m. VIGIL & THE LITURGY OF EASTER DAWN (at the Vicarage – Holy Communion followed by Breakfast); 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion; 9.30 a.m. Church Family Communion; 6.30 p.m. Easter Evensong
For other services and activities today onwards please see our What’s On Page and Pew News or have a look at our Church Diary …
and for Children and Families specific events please look at Bulletin Board too.