Welcome to St Mary's Horsham

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Welcome to St Mary's Horsham

...a Church inspired by God's passion for the World

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A Family of all ages together

...everyone welcome!

Oh worship the Lord

...in the beauty of holiness

Welcome to St. Mary’s Church

You may be “checking us out” for one of any number of reasons. Perhaps you’re moving into the Horsham area, or maybe you’re thinking about getting married, or you’re just curious about Christianity.

We are slowly getting back to a ‘new normal’ at St. Mary’s, and we hope that these pages give you a good flavour of our vision, and of the many exciting aspects of our Church life. You can now attend services in person again but the 09:00 is also live-streamed. 

We do hope you will have a chance to come & experience St. Mary’s in person soon – to enjoy a sense of God’s own presence, His welcome to community and invitation to belong. The Church is open everyday between 10.00 – 13.00 for private prayer and on Sundays for Services.

We look forward to meeting you!

As we continue to face new challenges and uncertainties, we do so in the company of Jesus, who understands our anxieties, and our loneliness, and promises to be with us always. 

“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7.

09:00 Trinity 16 Sunday Eucharist

Join us in person or watch the live-streamed Sunday Eucharist service for the sixteenth Sunday after Trinity on 19th September 2021.

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09:00 Trinity 15 Sunday Eucharist

Join us in person or watch the live-streamed Sunday Eucharist service for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity on 12th September 2021.

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Gift Day 2021

As our parish continues to be impacted by the financial losses as a result of the covid restrictions over the past year, the St Mary’s Church Committee (formerly DCC) would be hugely grateful for any donations, large or small, that our Church Family may be able to make to help with two particular projects at St Mary’s.

Church Centre Development

It seems rather poignant that it was exactly 50 years ago, in 1971, that the Church Centre was bequeathed to the parish, and now we are preparing to undertake some long overdue work to make the building fit for the 21st century,  Thanks to your generosity and hard work with fund-raising within the Thanks a Million project over the years, we have enough to do a good amount of the work to make much needed renovations to the Church Centre. However, there are some further things that we can’t yet afford but feel would really benefit all who use the centre. Therefore, to help enable us to complete the renovation, we would be hugely grateful for any contributions to help make this possible.

Donations to the Church Centre Development Fund can be made either by printing and completing the Gift Day 2021 Form or directly via the following link:

https://horshamteamparish.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/fund/9uf1u9so 

Live-Streaming Services

Our second project is about ensuring that our services can continue to be enjoyed at home, for those who can’t get to church. Just 18 months ago, many of us hadn’t even heard of live-streaming, and we’d never imagined that our church would engage in such a thing! But the pandemic has showed us the opportunities that there are to bring ‘church’ into people’s homes, and enable them to be part of our worshipping community from right across the world – over 100 people currently watch our streamed services each week.

As a large town centre church, we consider that we should continue to live-stream one of our services each Sunday, even once the restrictions have eased, conscious that people ill at home, or in hospital, or unable to get to church for many different reasons, are then able to join with us in worship.

However, our current streaming equipment is bought second hand or borrowed from church members, and it is not always up to the task. We would therefore like to invest in better cameras and streaming devices, at an approximate cost of £3500.

If you would like to support this streaming project, and the ongoing development of our audio-visual equipment, donations can be made here either by printing and completing the Gift Aid 2021 Form or directly via the following link:

https://horshamteamparish.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/fund/9wjman1v

Please do consider prayerfully whether you might be able to make a gift in support of one or both of these projects for our Gift Day 2021. Thank you.


Opportunity to Join the Parish Team

The Team Ministry of  Horsham Parish is looking for a part-time Premises Manager to join our team. Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here.


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Service Update – Pre Booking No Longer Required

Our current Sunday service schedule includes parallel services of Holy Communion at 9am and 11am, fortnightly 3pm services for younger families, and quieter 6pm services of either Holy Communion or evensong (Please do check the online Church Diary for any variations to the schedule, particularly during August). We will also be offering a live-stream from one of our morning services for anyone not feeling able or ready to attend church in person, but would still like to participate in our worship online. 

Pre-booking to attend services is no longer required, and although it is no longer compulsory to wear face masks, it is still recommended that they are worn for indoor venues, such as church. Please note that we will also still continue to use every other pew to allow the congregation to be spaced out.

The church remains open for private prayer Monday through to Saturday between 10am and 1pm.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive updates from the St Mary’s team, please get in touch with the Parish Office (office@horshamstmarys.org.uk) to provide your details. If you don’t have access to email please call the Parish Office on 01403 253762 to let us know the best way that we can stay in touch with you.

Please do continue to reach out to neighbours and friends who may be feeling particularly vulnerable and let us know if we can offer any support or assistance. Phone calls can also be directed to our pastoral co-ordinator, Morag Davies, or clergy, Lisa Barnett or Rebecca Tuck.

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator: Morag Davies pastoral@horshamstmarys.org.uk 01403 240854 or 07974 679399
Vicar: Revd Lisa Barnett vicar@horshamstmarys.org.uk 01403 283787
Curate: Revd Rebecca Tuck curate@horshamstmarys.org.uk 01403 288465

SERVICE TIMES

Please refer to Service Times for information about our Sunday and Weekday Services.

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*Revd. Canon Lisa Barnett photo courtesy of tobyphillipsphotography.co.uk
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