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 (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

Healing Service Sunday 14th June 6.30pm

Sunday 14th June 6.30pm: Healing Service Living the Kingdom of God?”  …How can we live out the promise of God’s Kingdom in the reality of every day experience? Speaker Revd. Jimmy Young.  All Welcome.Healing Service

The Greatest Commandment Prayer Spaces

Prayer Spaces: The Greatest Commandment.  Come and experience ‘the greatest commandment’: a series of 4 prayer spaces in the church for us to dwell on that commandment to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind & strength.  It will be open every lunchtime (12noon-1pm) and 3pm-4pm every day Monday- Friday, 18th -23rd May (entrance by Bethany door) and a special opening on Saturday 10am-12noon.  Please drop in.

St Mary’s Nursery Job Vacancies

Vacancy – Nursery Assistant, St. Mary’s Nursery

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic qualified practitioner to join our team from September. Please ask for details from the Church Office. Closing date for applications is Friday 5th June.

Temporary Vacancy – Nursery Assistant, St. Mary’s Nursery

We wish to recruit an assistant to join our team for the next academic year, with a particular responsibility of looking after the medical needs of one of the children in our care. Please ask for details from the Church Office. Closing date for applications is Friday 5th June.