St Mary’s Vision Day – 3rd July 9.30am-3.30pm

As we prepare for St. Mary’s Vision Day on Sunday July 3rd, let us pray for God’s loving
wisdom and power, to serve and transform our growing church and town for His glory:
“Heavenly Father, we ask you to guide us each step of the way, as we seek your will
for St. Mary’s together – that we may be more and more truly “a church inspired by God’s
passion for the world”.  As we listen for your voice, may we recognise your promptings,
and respond to your will alone through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”
Monday 27th June 7.45pm – 9.00pm Prayers for Vision Day at St Mary’s
All welcome for all or part of this evening of prayer.
Sunday 3rd July 9.30am – 3.30pm St Mary’s Vision Day
All welcome to a prayerful process of listening and sharing (through worship, presentations
and small group discussion) that begins to discern what God’s priorities are for mission and
ministry through St. Mary’s during the next 5 years.
Bring and share lunch, special children’s and young people’s groups.

Pentecost Prayer “Thy Kingdom Come” – Wednesday 11th May 7pm-9pm at St Mark’s Church

“Thy Kingdom Come”
Wednesday 11th May 7-9pm
St. Mark’s Horsham
An evening of prayer for the reinvigoration of the spiritual lives of Christians and our churches, and for the communities we serve.
Part of Chichester Diocese’ Week of Prayer before Pentecost

(For more information about this event see www.chichester.anglican.org or thykingdom.co.uk)Pentecost Prayer

Mission: Thrive – Sat 14th May 2.30-5.30pm

Sat 14th May 2.30-5.30pm “Mission: Thrive” Want to thrive in our faith –  not just survive? Come along to an interactive event to help us deepen our discipleship – with a treasure hunt and refreshments. It’s like an “away day for everyone” but at home in the barn!

St Mary’s AGM Reports 2016

St Mary’s AGM Reports are now available on this website (here) and in paper form at the back of church. All are welcome at the AGM which follows on from the 9.30am service on 13th March in church.

Lent Programme 2016

The Lent Programme for 2016 has now been issued with the theme “Living the Fruit of the Spirit”.

For details please see the Lent Programme 2016.

Conservation Project

May 2016: An update to the news post below – the questionnaires have been processed and we are holding a vision day in church on 3rd July 2016 to help continue formulating our strategy for the future.

February 2016: A big thank you to all those people who have replied to the Facilities Questionnaire in recent weeks.  Over 100 people have filled out either the paper or on-line questionnaire.
All the data is now being processed and we hope to have a report ready for the St. Mary’s AGM 13th March.

January 2016: Did you know? …. The church family and the wider community has the opportunity to have their say on potential alterations to the interior of the church building. Some of you will be aware of the aims of the Conservation Project, outlined in leaflets which have been available in church since April 2015. There are three key areas on which we wish to focus: north phase roof repair project; south phase roof repair project and the improved facilities project. The Conservation and Renewal Project Team launched a questionnaire recently which is designed to gauge the views of the people who really matter – you. Questionnaires are available at the back of church or online via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J6VXP6F The deadline for responses is 31st January 2016 and we would love to hear what you think.

 

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Christmas at St Mary’s 2015

We have many Christmas services and events this year: see our  Christmas Season Events Card – Dec 2015-Jan 2016 and  the posters.Christmas Services 2015 Advent Service of Lessons and CarolsChristingle 2015 NIne Lessons and Carols 2015Crib Party 2015 Epiphany Carol Service 2016