St Mary's is open every day from 9.30am - 4pm,
and everyone is invited to come and light a candle in prayer.
Our main Sunday service is Communion at 9.30am.
On the first Sunday of the month we have All Age Worship at 9.30am followed by a Communion Service at 11.15am.
Morning Prayer is said every weekday at 8.30am.
There is a short service of Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 10.30am. We call this Quiet Communion as there are no hymns.
Tuesday Teas takes place between 2 and 4pm every Tuesday, when tea, coffee and cake are served.
Smiley Faces, our Toddler Praise group, takes place on Fridays in term time between 1.45 and 3.15pm.
Coffee, tea, juice and biscuits are served after the 9.30am service every Sunday, and after Quiet Communion (10.30am) on Tuesdays.
Who's who at St Mary's: contact
How to find us: map
Regular services: services
A wheelchair and ramps are available to assist access. Please ask a member of the congregation.
What's going on around St Mary's
Welcome to St Mary’s Sunday Communion service. Everyone who is used to receiving bread and wine in any church is welcome to come and receive it here. The service will be followed by Fairtrade tea and coffee served at the hatch in the North Aisle: everyone is invited to stay. There is often a Fairtrade stall.
The theme this week is ‘Watching’: we are encouraged to pay attention to the world around us, to pause for long enough to see the goodness, wonder and beauty around us.
Mary’s Meals – it costs £13.90 to provide a meal every school day for a year for a child in Liberia. Help us reach our Advent Challenge total of 100 meals by giving online, and letting us know, or giving the relevant amount of money to Louise TK or Sue Davies, ideally in a clearly marked envelope. https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/fundraising/project/philip-jepps/grace-full-extended
Christmas Brunch and Bazaar. Thankyou Liz, Sue, and everyone who helped make this a really enjoyable event on Saturday 2nd December. We raised over £700.
Open Door Retreat: this is a way of spending time with others and making space to be alone with God. Wednesdays 2-4pm for nine weeks, starting on January 14th. Please let Louise know by Sunday December 17th if you are thinking of attending this.
32 lucky people will be able to attend an organ recital by Edward Scott on one of these evenings at 7.15pm. Thursday 14th December, Friday 15th, Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th.. Numbers are limited to eight per evening. Mince pies and mulled wine on arrival, refreshments afterwards. Ring 792136 to book a place; tickets cost £10 and proceeds go to Mothers’ Union projects.
Christingle Service: this is going to be on Tuesday 19th at 4pm: there will be a Christingle making workshop on Monday 18th between 2 and 4pm. Helpers are needed on the 18th, and on the 19th before and after the service to help in the kitchen. Please let Liz or Louise know if you can help.
Christmas Baking – if you are able to bake some extra mince pies for the 19th and for Christmas Day, please let Louise or Liz know.
Situation Vacant!! We will be needing a new Treasurer next spring, as Sue is stepping down after doing this job incredibly well for a long time. Please contact Louise or talk to Sue if you want to know what this involves – it’s not difficult.