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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.

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

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?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEC Ebola Appeal – we have raised £1085 for this appeal – thankyou to all who donated.

DEC Ebola Appeal – we have raised £1085 for this appeal – thankyou to all who donated – through lent lunches, pillar boxes and in other ways to support those in need.Lent Lunches 2015

St Mary’s Fab Feb Fun Quiz 7th Feb

Saturday 7th February 6.45pm for a 7pm start: The St Mary’s Fab Feb
Fun Quiz in the Barn. Bring and Share Supper with Bar Available in the Church Centre.
Teams of 4 – 6 – come as a team or to join up with folk on the night.
Prizes! Fab! Fun!

Christmas at St Mary’s

For details of our Services over the Christmas Period please see the Christmas Cards and posters in church as well as our What’s On page

or call the church office 01403 253762

Key Christmas Services and Events are:

Sunday 21st December – 6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Tuesday 23rd December: 3.30pm – 5pm Family Nativity Craft Party in the Church Centre and 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib

Wednesday 24th December – Christmas Eve – 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib and 11.15 pm The Midnight Mass

Thursday 25th December – Christmas Day: 8.00 am Holy Communion (Traditional Service with Carols) and 9.30 am Christmas Celebration Communion

 

Christmas Services at St Mary's Epiphany Services in Church 21st Dec – 4th Jan

Diocesan Harvest Appeal

Diocesan Harvest Appeal – Thankyou to all: we have raised £126 including donations from the Harvest Supper to send on to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal – and had a fun evening of fellowship too.