Riding Lights are performing at St Mary’s on 29th September 7.30pm

The Riding Lights Theatre Company


“Gospel Street”

at St Mary’s Church

7.30pm 29th September 2018

For more information see: https://ridinglights.org/gospel-street/

Sat 29th Sept 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Causeway: “Gospel Street” …it’s Good News
“always engaging and a joy to watch.” (preview audience member);
“A fresh re-positioning of the gospel stories in up-to-date contexts” (preview audience member).   Four young evangelists – two women, two men – piece together the startling story of what happened when Jesus turned up on their street.  Packed with dynamic storytelling and spectacular spoken word this is a modern day telling of the gospel stories.  It’s a wild ride through issues of life, death and miraculous street food.  Tickets £10 (concessions £8) on sale via https://ridinglights.org/gospel-street/  or locally from St Mary’s Church Office (in the Barn, Causeway) and Waterstones.

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St Mary’s Birthday Party 11.30am 9th Sept

Dear friends

St Mary’s Church has its “Birthday Party” on Sunday, September 9th and we do hope you are able to come to the special celebration at the 11.30am Kairos service.  All young families are most welcome to join us and we are particularly inviting everyone who has been baptised at St. Mary’s in the past few years.


The 45 minute, informal, child-friendly service will include a short interactive talk and a presentation about some of our activities for young families.


All who have been baptised, their parents & godparents will be prayed for.


There will be birthday party fun & games and birthday cake before the service – from 10.45am.  Do phone the church office if you have any queries (01403 253762) – but there’s no need to RSVP … we just look forward to seeing you!


With love and prayers on behalf of all at St. Mary’s


Guy Bridgewater

Vicar of St. Mary’s, Horsham

Ride and Stride 8th September 2018

Ride and Stride is fast approaching; and not long ago, St Mary’s received a grant of £10,000 from the Sussex Historic Churches Trust (SHCT), so it would be great to have a big turnout for this fun event…

There are lots of options, including: participating as a (sponsored) walker or rider; manning the church; or simply sponsoring one of our riders/walkers or those manning the church.  Please do sign up on the sheets at the back of church and pick up the information leaflets there.  It’s a great cause, with any funds raised split equally between St Mary’s and the SHCT.

Riding or striding. This year, you can: join Simon for either a short tour of the participating churches in Horsham, or for the more active, a wider ranging route taking in Rusper, Slinfold, Itchingfield, Nuthurst, Partridge Green, Shipley, Coolhurst and Billingshurst; or make up your own route…

Sponsorship.  As usual, Simon will be riding, and his sponsorship form is also at the back of the church.  Others may also be riding/striding, so please look out for their forms too.

Manning St Mary’s. Volunteers are needed please to man the church on the day of the Ride and Stride event.  There’s a rota at the back of the church, split into one hour slots.  Please try to find an hour to support this valuable endeavour and sign up with your name and a contact number on the sheet.  The requirements are very straightforward – just logging riders/striders in and offering refreshments.

For more information please contact Simon Briggs via the church office.

Revd Guy Bridgewater

Announcement 29th July 2018

“After serving eleven years as Team Rector and Vicar of St. Mary’s, today it is announced that Canon Guy Bridgewater will be leaving Horsham in November. He and Jebs will be moving to the Diocese of Bath and Wells, where Guy has been appointed the next Rector of Bath Abbey. The exact date of his licensing and induction is yet to be confirmed but it is expected to be in late November. Please pray for Guy and Jebs as they prepare for their move, and especially for the congregations of St. Mary’s and Bath Abbey – that in all the coming changes Jesus may be glorified, and all eyes fixed upon Him. Thank-you.”

See the full text of the announcement made in St Mary’s on 29th July 2018 here: Announcement by Guy Bridgewater.