"It's the first time I've been to church and St Marys is not what I expected"

... If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.' 2 Chronicles 7.14-15

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St Mary’s Church has a picturesque building with many interesting and ancient features …

Saturday 21 July 2018 – WLTDO?

You may not be off on holiday yet, but you can have some summer fun with us at WLTDO? this Saturday at St Mary’s Church Hall.

This monthly event is open to all Dads, Grandads and Male Carers and their children up to six years old.  Big toys will keep the children busy while dad enjoys a bacon bap and a cup of coffee.  All for £3 for Dad (children free!)

 

Talk | 15 July 2018 – Ephesians 1.3-20 by Rev Natasha Brady

Click here to listen to Natasha’s talk in the Parade service on 15 July 2018.

Weekly Notices | 15 July 2018

15th July 2018
Seventh Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             Parade Service
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
2.00 pm             Short & Sweet
6.00 pm          Holy Communion

NEXT WEEK

22nd July 2018
Eighth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             4th Sunday Informal
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
2.00 pm             Short & Sweet
6.00 pm          Evening Prayer

EVENTS THIS WEEK
16 – 21 July 2018

Monday 16         10-12noon     Bumps&Babes@Church Worship followed by tea and play in the Church Hall

Monday 16          6.30 pm       Clued-Up –Club for School Years 1-6

Wednesday 18   7.30 pm        Choir Practice

Thursday 19      10-12 noon    T & C at St Marys

 Thursday 19     10.30 am      Holy Communion

Friday 20            8.00 pm      Bellringing Practice (note new time)

Saturday 21      9.30-12noon WLTDO?

Saturday 21      4.00 pm      Music Group Practice

 ________________

ALPHA COURSE—STARTING MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER     We will be holding an Alpha course for ten weeks on Monday evenings throughout the autumn. Is this for you? Is there someone you should invite? Please speak with Steve or Sue Prior (01933 312554 sprior@toucansurf.com).

ALL PARISH CELEBRATION— 2-6pm SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER     On 1 September 2018, we are holding a celebration event for all the groups and congregations of St Mary’s. Instead of an ‘away day’, we are gathering everyone on a Saturday afternoon for a party with hog roast in our church, hall and grounds. We hope for a fine day, but rain or shine we are going to celebrate what God has done and is doing among us!  Do book the date in your diaries!

CHURCH OFFICE   The Church Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 to 12 noon. Please have all notices for next week at the Church Office by 10am Thursday: phone: 412235, email: stmaryschurchoffice@btinternet.com or place in office post box.

CIRCUS HOLIDAY CLUB: 23—25 JULY, 9.30am—12     Booking forms are at the back of the church for the Circus Holiday Club, open to those in Yrs 1—6 (in September).   Cost is £15 for the first child and £6 for siblings. See Lynne Prior for more information.

COLLECTING BISCUITS FOR CIRCUS HOLIDAY CLUB  If anyone would like to donate a packet of biscuits for the Holiday Club, they can go in a box at the back of church. Many thanks.

[SHhhhh!] NATASHA’S LEAVING PRESENT   Natasha and Jamie’s last Sunday with us will be 22nd July. We will be having a goodbye presentation for them at Coffee Time in between the morning services. If you would like to contribute to her leaving gift, please give cash or cheques (payable to St Mary’s Church) to Bob or Marion Bates or Don Merrifield in an envelope marked “Natasha’s Leaving Gift.”

FOSM Cream Tea and Rosemary’s Organ Recital 15 July  Music 2.30 and 4.30pm, Teas from 3—5 pm, Cream Teas £4 per person. Recital free with a retiring collection for the Sanctuary.

VESTRY CLEAR UP    In the process of tidying/clearing the Rector’s Vestry, there are a number of obsolete/redundant electrical items stored there. If any are privately owned or you have a use for them please take them away as soon as possible, otherwise I will be looking to clear them on or after 18th July. Don Merrifield

THANK YOU!    May we say a big thank you to everyone who provided all the food, drink and provisions that were given when we moved in. It was so kind and very much appreciated. We are still working through it!   Phil and Sarah

CHILDRENS’ SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ    The Autumn Quiz, “Who Said That?” is now on sale, price £1, from Committee member or from john on 318415

TABLE TOP SALE—10-12noon SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER   Tables £6 – Proceeds to the Church Mission Fund and Recovery House. To book a Table please see Edna Wadsworth . Entrance Fee 50p.

ERITAGE OPEN DAY— SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER –   Bell Tower tours, Church records on display and refreshments.

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 29 SEPTEMBER 5.30-7.15pm    Join us for an evening of games, food, challenges, exploring and so much more. Open to families with children 6 and over. Pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:   Jenny Elverson, Rex Charles, Pam Bailey, Claire Pettit, Ruby Willmer.

For our local mission: Recovery House   –   Pray for the residents, staff and volunteers at this ENCS project as they work together to overcome addictions and rebuild lives.

For our Mission Partners: Derek & Jane Waller (CMS)     Give thanks that Derek and Jane have been able to move into their own house after eight months of temporary accommodation. Please continue to pray for them as they learn and use Malagassi and for Derek as he leads discipleship courses with the new Christians there.

 

 

 

 

Sermon – 8th July 2018

Click below to hear Steve’s talk on Mark 6.1-13.

Short and Sweet

We are having a re-launch of this worship service, specifically aimed at people with additional needs at St Mary’s on 15th July from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.  A 20 minute service in church is followed by 30 minutes of activities and refreshments in the church hall.

 

 

Sermon – 1st July 2018

Click below to listen to Rev Phil’s Nightingale sermon on Mark 5.21-end

Sermon – 24 June 2018

Click on the link below to hear Don Merrifield’s talk on Luke 1.57-66, 80.

grapevine – July/August 2018

Click below to access the two-month edition of grapevine:  July and August

Grapevine JulyAugust 2018 – lite

 

 

grapevine – June 2018

Access the June grapevine below.

Grapevine June 2018 – lite

Sermon – 17 June 2018 – Fathers’ Day by Steve Prior

Here is the talk from Sunday 17 June by Steve Prior:

Saturday 21 July 2018 – WLTDO?

You may not be off on holiday yet, but you can have some summer fun with us at WLTDO? this Saturday at St Mary’s Church Hall.

This monthly event is open to all Dads, Grandads and Male Carers and their children up to six years old.  Big toys will keep the children busy while dad enjoys a bacon bap and a cup of coffee.  All for £3 for Dad (children free!)

 

Talk | 15 July 2018 – Ephesians 1.3-20 by Rev Natasha Brady

Click here to listen to Natasha’s talk in the Parade service on 15 July 2018.

Weekly Notices | 15 July 2018

15th July 2018
Seventh Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             Parade Service
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
2.00 pm             Short & Sweet
6.00 pm          Holy Communion

NEXT WEEK

22nd July 2018
Eighth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             4th Sunday Informal
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
2.00 pm             Short & Sweet
6.00 pm          Evening Prayer

EVENTS THIS WEEK
16 – 21 July 2018

Monday 16         10-12noon     Bumps&Babes@Church Worship followed by tea and play in the Church Hall

Monday 16          6.30 pm       Clued-Up –Club for School Years 1-6

Wednesday 18   7.30 pm        Choir Practice

Thursday 19      10-12 noon    T & C at St Marys

 Thursday 19     10.30 am      Holy Communion

Friday 20            8.00 pm      Bellringing Practice (note new time)

Saturday 21      9.30-12noon WLTDO?

Saturday 21      4.00 pm      Music Group Practice

 ________________

ALPHA COURSE—STARTING MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER     We will be holding an Alpha course for ten weeks on Monday evenings throughout the autumn. Is this for you? Is there someone you should invite? Please speak with Steve or Sue Prior (01933 312554 sprior@toucansurf.com).

ALL PARISH CELEBRATION— 2-6pm SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER     On 1 September 2018, we are holding a celebration event for all the groups and congregations of St Mary’s. Instead of an ‘away day’, we are gathering everyone on a Saturday afternoon for a party with hog roast in our church, hall and grounds. We hope for a fine day, but rain or shine we are going to celebrate what God has done and is doing among us!  Do book the date in your diaries!

CHURCH OFFICE   The Church Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 to 12 noon. Please have all notices for next week at the Church Office by 10am Thursday: phone: 412235, email: stmaryschurchoffice@btinternet.com or place in office post box.

CIRCUS HOLIDAY CLUB: 23—25 JULY, 9.30am—12     Booking forms are at the back of the church for the Circus Holiday Club, open to those in Yrs 1—6 (in September).   Cost is £15 for the first child and £6 for siblings. See Lynne Prior for more information.

COLLECTING BISCUITS FOR CIRCUS HOLIDAY CLUB  If anyone would like to donate a packet of biscuits for the Holiday Club, they can go in a box at the back of church. Many thanks.

[SHhhhh!] NATASHA’S LEAVING PRESENT   Natasha and Jamie’s last Sunday with us will be 22nd July. We will be having a goodbye presentation for them at Coffee Time in between the morning services. If you would like to contribute to her leaving gift, please give cash or cheques (payable to St Mary’s Church) to Bob or Marion Bates or Don Merrifield in an envelope marked “Natasha’s Leaving Gift.”

FOSM Cream Tea and Rosemary’s Organ Recital 15 July  Music 2.30 and 4.30pm, Teas from 3—5 pm, Cream Teas £4 per person. Recital free with a retiring collection for the Sanctuary.

VESTRY CLEAR UP    In the process of tidying/clearing the Rector’s Vestry, there are a number of obsolete/redundant electrical items stored there. If any are privately owned or you have a use for them please take them away as soon as possible, otherwise I will be looking to clear them on or after 18th July. Don Merrifield

THANK YOU!    May we say a big thank you to everyone who provided all the food, drink and provisions that were given when we moved in. It was so kind and very much appreciated. We are still working through it!   Phil and Sarah

CHILDRENS’ SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ    The Autumn Quiz, “Who Said That?” is now on sale, price £1, from Committee member or from john on 318415

TABLE TOP SALE—10-12noon SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER   Tables £6 – Proceeds to the Church Mission Fund and Recovery House. To book a Table please see Edna Wadsworth . Entrance Fee 50p.

ERITAGE OPEN DAY— SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER –   Bell Tower tours, Church records on display and refreshments.

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 29 SEPTEMBER 5.30-7.15pm    Join us for an evening of games, food, challenges, exploring and so much more. Open to families with children 6 and over. Pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:   Jenny Elverson, Rex Charles, Pam Bailey, Claire Pettit, Ruby Willmer.

For our local mission: Recovery House   –   Pray for the residents, staff and volunteers at this ENCS project as they work together to overcome addictions and rebuild lives.

For our Mission Partners: Derek & Jane Waller (CMS)     Give thanks that Derek and Jane have been able to move into their own house after eight months of temporary accommodation. Please continue to pray for them as they learn and use Malagassi and for Derek as he leads discipleship courses with the new Christians there.

 

 

 

 

Sermon – 8th July 2018

Click below to hear Steve’s talk on Mark 6.1-13.

Short and Sweet

We are having a re-launch of this worship service, specifically aimed at people with additional needs at St Mary’s on 15th July from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.  A 20 minute service in church is followed by 30 minutes of activities and refreshments in the church hall.

 

 

Sermon – 1st July 2018

Click below to listen to Rev Phil’s Nightingale sermon on Mark 5.21-end

Sermon – 24 June 2018

Click on the link below to hear Don Merrifield’s talk on Luke 1.57-66, 80.

grapevine – July/August 2018

Click below to access the two-month edition of grapevine:  July and August

Grapevine JulyAugust 2018 – lite

 

 

grapevine – June 2018

Access the June grapevine below.

Grapevine June 2018 – lite

Sermon – 17 June 2018 – Fathers’ Day by Steve Prior

Here is the talk from Sunday 17 June by Steve Prior: