St Mary-in-Charnwood News and Notices

All Age Christingle at Nanpantan Hall - Sunday 12th December

Please join us at 10am on the 12th December for this interactive service hosted at the beautiful Nanpantan Hall. Bring your own orange, which we will be making into a Christingle during the service. Please remember that, out of consideration for others, we are continuing to recommend the wearing of face masks and encouraging people to take a lateral flow test before attending.

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St Mary's Notices - 5th December

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!

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Carols on the Move! Sunday 19th December

From 4pm-6pm. As it didn't feel safe to host large numbers in the building, we thought we would take our Carol Service out on the streets! A map will be produced nearer the time showing a route and rough timings for each stop along the way, ending at the church with refreshments. If you can't manage the full route, please join us when you can and invite friends and neighbours to come along.

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Christmas in the Woods - Monday 20th - Friday 24th December

10am-3pm each day. Following the success of last year, we will again be hosting this 'drop in' event for people to explore the Christmas story at interactive stations around the wood.

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Christmas Round the Fire - Friday 24th December

At 3pm - to conclude Christmas in the Woods, a short service for all ages around the firepit in the woods.

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All Age Nativity - Sunday 19th December

At 10am - a retelling of the Christmas Story with music and carols. You are invited to come dressed as your favourite Nativity character for this interactive service followed by refreshments.

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St Mary's Notices - 28th November

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!

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SOaR - Advocate Slot

Please look at our website with link below and pray for:
Schools - The continuing opening up of schools and engaging local churches in the work we’re doing.

Communities - Developing of local connections and the work on Peel Drive, Old Ashby Road and Warwick Way Youth Work, the opening up of local secondary schools and engaging with young people not connected to the local church.

Churches - For growing partnerships with the local church and helping churches engage with schools, and
for the supporting and equipping of local Christians including children and youth leaders and Christian staff members of local schools.

Loughborough Churches Partnership - For growing unity amongst local churches and the implementing of the LCP 3 year vision and for Ben Gardner as he leads the exec and for Keith and Chris as exec members.

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St Mary's Notices - 21st November

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!

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Worship with a Classical Flavour Sunday 28th November 6pm

Join us for this lovely start to Advent – a short service from Iona led by Richard Meredith, followed by ‘Reflections for Advent’ presented by Liz Paling (piano) with Adele Adshead (mezzo soprano). Maximum of 50 so please book NOW!

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St Mary's Notices - 14th November

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!

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Our Vision 2022

In 2022 we hope to say: ‘St Mary’s is a community of deep faith, relevant and accessible to all and that reaches beyond its building'. Please read the flyer and if you would like to share your thoughts and prayers please do get in contact.

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St Mary's Notices - 7th November

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!

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Bereavement Service – Sunday 31st October at 3pm

Please join us for our annual bereavement service if you would like to remember and give thanks to God for a loved one who has died. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in the service and remember people by name in the prayers. The service will be followed by light refreshments. In order to facilitate ventilation, numbers are restricted to 50 so please book your place by clicking the link below. Please make sure you book a ticket for each person attending–you are able to use the same email address for each person.

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Memorial of Remembrance – 30th to 31st October

At the time of All Saints (1stNovember) it is traditional to remember those who have died. Since the Covid pandemic began we have had limited opportunity to say goodbye to our loved ones due to restrictions, so we have decided that this year, we will hold a weekend of events on the 30th and 31stOctober, with a particular focus on those we have lost to covid. One of the events planned is a temporary Memorial of Remembrance – hearts, to which the names of those who have died can be added and hung along the hedge on the church lawn (inspired by the wall of hearts memorial at the Embankment in London).It will remain in situ for two weeks, before being disposed of prayerfully. St Mary’s church grounds will be open from 10am on Saturday 30th until late evening, and from normal service time on Sunday 31st until 5pm. Materials will be left outside to enable participation at any time over the two days.

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Music to Remember Concert – Saturday 30th October at 7:30pm

A concert in memory of those who have died during the COVID pandemic will take place in St Mary’s from 7:30pmwith refreshments. Music will be performed by Jeremy Kimber, Jenny Saunders, and David Morris with friends from church. In order to facilitate ventilation, numbers are restricted to 50 so please book your place by clicking here and think of friends outside of church whom you could invite and book in too.

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St Mary's Notices - 31st October

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!

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St Mary's Notices - 17th October and 24th October

These notices cover the next 2 weeks due to the Admin Team being on annual leave. The next set of notices sent out will be for Sunday 31st October.

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Harvest in a Barn at Home Farm - Sunday 10th October

Please invite friends and family to come along to the All Age service, followed by optional trail through the walled garden of Nanpantan Hall and up to St Mary’s where there will be tea and cakes for everyone.
Parking is available at Home Farm and those doing the trail are welcome to leave cars there, returning for them after enjoying refreshments at church. Please bring a chair and wear appropriate clothing!
All non-perishable food donations are welcome and will be donated to Project 5000.

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St Mary's Notices - 10th October

Please join us in the Barn this Sunday if you can but don't forget your face mask! Unfortunately the service will not be available online.

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