All Soul’s Evensong and Service of Commemoration 1st Nov 6.30pm

All are welcome to this special service of Evensong – when we remember and give thanks for the lives of those whom we have known and loved, who have died.

No Christian is solitary. Through baptism we become members of one another in Christ, members of a company of saints whose mutual belonging transcends death:

One family, we dwell in him,

one Church, above, beneath;

though now divided by the stream,

the narrow stream of death. (Charles Wesley)

All Saints’ Day and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on All Souls’ Day both celebrate this mutual belonging. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed celebrates the saints in a local and intimate key, as we remember our own loved ones with thanksgiving before God.

You will be given a commemorative card (as you arrive for the service) on which you are invited to write the names of those who you would like to be remembered.  If you would like these to be read out during our prayers of intercession please hand this to one of the sides-people during the service.  If you would like a name read out and are not able to be present at the service please contact the church office in advance.

During the Choir Anthem there will also be an opportunity for you to come forward to light a candle in loving remembrance and thanksgiving.

You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments after the service, which will be served in Church.

If you would like to have a loved one’s name permanently inscribed in our Book of Remembrance, which is free of charge, please speak to one of the clergy at the end of the service, or contact the Church Office.

We hope that this service brings you comfort and peace and may God bless you.

 

Healing Service Oct 11th 6.30pm

Healing Service 11th Oct 2015 6.30pm

Rev Guy Bridgewater

Guy and Jebs start their Sabbatical 7th Sept – 10th Dec

A message from Guy:
“Dear friends, family and colleagues,
Jebs & I are on sabbatical in Canada from 7th September to 10th December.
I would be delighted if you wanted to follow my travels and musings on “seeking after holiness” on the blog I have started: just click here http://holyjoes.svbtle.com/ (scroll to the bottom of the page where you can subscribe & receive updates).  Jebs & I would greatly value your prayers for this to be a fruitful time, of refreshment & refocusing in ministry for us both.
With our love and prayers for you too, as ever,
Every blessing, Guy and Jebs.”

St Mary’s Fun Day 18th July 12noon-4pm

St Mary's Fun Day 18th July

Saturday 18th July, noon-4pm Funday in and around the church. Come and find out about our beautiful church building; tower tours, bell-ringing, organ demos, guided trails & a treasure hunt in the churchyard plus lots of workshops; drumming, flower-arranging, teddy zip wire and of course a café! All ages, all welcome.

Donations of greenery/cut flowers for small table decorations would be much appreciated – please bring them to the church from 10am on the 18th July.

Please can anyone volunteer to help relieve the stall holders for a few minutes at a time for comfort breaks please contact Fiona Prentice  – or offer on the day?

Talk about Alzheimers – Dementia Friends Session – Tuesday 7th July 7.45pm in the church centre

Dementia Friends SessionTuesday 7th July 7.45pm Talk about Alzheimers by Tim Wilkins from the Alzheimers Society in the Church Centre.  All are welcome.

 

Flower Festival “Jesu Joy” – a wonderful few days!

Flower Festival “JESU JOY”– Thankyou to everyone involved: flower arrangers, sponsors, visitors, and the organisers Judy, Jo and Lucy.  We raised over £3500 towards maintaining the beautiful St Mary’s Church.  We have had such wonderful comments: “A Wonderful ‘Jesu Joy’”, “A very Emotional and Spiritual Visit”; “Felt Gods Presence”; “ Purely Inspirational”; “Thought Provoking”; “Lots of “Best Ever” as they left.”; “The opportunity to Reflect”….All followed by the children from St Mary’s School, happy and smiling as they danced in The Causeway.  THANKYOU ALL!

Polar Explorer’s Holiday Club 3rd-7th August 2015

St Mary’s Holiday ClubPolar Explorers” will be Mon 3rd -Fri 7th Aug 2015 9.30am-12noon in the Barn (and special capers on Sun 9th Aug).  Open to all primary school aged children; registration 2015  – please send your completed registration form and payment to the church office.  Download the registration form here: St Mary’s Holiday Club – Polar Explorers 2015

Holiday Club Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesu Joy Flower Festival

JESU JOY Flower Festival is this week!
You are all invited to make the most of this Festival, to come to it, use it for prayer ourselves, bring a friend to it and pray for all our many visitors this week.  Every penny we raise goes towards maintaining the beautiful St Mary’s Church.  Thurs to Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 12.30-6pm with the Opening Concert Wed 17th June 7.30pm; Dancing in the Causeway Thurs 18th June 2pm; Closing Celebration Service Sunday 21st June 6.30pm.

St Mary's Flower Festival 18-21st June 2015