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Holy Week 2021 - Services and Events

Welcome to Holy Week at St Mary’s. Together we will be remembering the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection through online services, as well as in the church and woodland. Links to online services will be emailed as reminders throughout the week. If you would like to be added to our email list please ask admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk.

Thanks to the many volunteer stewards, readers, intercessors, and leaders who make all this possible!

Adele's Letter 4th April - Easter Sunday

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." [1Peter1:3]

Giving a vaccine

One way to express our thankfulness for vaccines received, and show love for our neighbours, is to donate towards vaccines for others around the world. The Church of England is supporting the VaccinAid campaign led by UNICEF UK. Find more information on the Church of England page.

Adele's letter 11th April - Second Sunday of Easter

As we reflect on the success of a number of socially distanced events for Holy Week and Easter we are gradually moving towards using the building in a safe way.

Adele's letter 28th March - Palm Sunday

Welcome to Holy Week at St Mary’s. Together we will be remembering the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection through online services, as well as in the church and woodland.

Prayer Walk for Lent

Each week in Lent we will focus prayer on a particular area of our parish by walking or using maps asking God to show the needs and blessings for that area. Week beginning 21st March will be the streets along Nanpantan Road and a bit further afield.

Easter in the Woods

Explore the Easter Story from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection in the Wood with the whole family!

Adele's letter 21st March - Fifth Sunday in Lent

Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed with things to do we need to pause, reflect and pray to see the way forward.

Adele's letter 14th March - Fourth Sunday of Lent

We celebrate 'mothering' as expressed by many different people in our lives this Sunday and celebrate how God's love works through all things.

APCM 2021 Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Our annual meeting by Zoom for the election of Church Wardens will take place followed by the Church Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). If you would like to see the reports please click on the link below to e mail Adele.

Financial Statement

The accounts for the church of St Mary in Charnwood 2020

Official Notice of of APCM and Election of Church Wardens followed by first meeting of new PCC

These will all take place on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 7.30pm by Zoom.

Adele's Letter 7th March - Third Sunday of Lent

As we think about returning to the physical building - how will we build ourselves as ‘living stones’ into the ‘spiritual house’ of God?

Adele's letter 28th February - Second Sunday of Lent

As part of the journey of Lent there is an invitation to greater self-awareness - both of our weaknesses and strengths - but the good news is God knows us better than we know ourselves and still loves us.

Advocate Slot - Neema Crafts

Here are some pointers to direct our thoughts and prayers in support of the Neema Crafts community as requested by Ben and Katy -
• pray that we would continue to experience God's miraculous protection from the virus across Tanzania. We have now experienced some cases, but please pray that the death toll remains low.
• continue to pray that that we receive all of the orders and sales we need to pay staff.
• pray that the rains would be 'just right' this year. We are in the middle of the rainy season and they seem to be going well so far - last year we had way too much, and houses were flooded and crops and roads damaged.
• praise God for Chloe who has arrived just in time to promote the new web-shop and market our products further afield.
• praise God too for Joe who has already been put to work designing a range of lower cost furniture for hotels. We are hoping to be commissioned by a new Lutheran guesthouse that is opening up for pastors and their wives. The furniture production should also enable us to train up a new team of deaf carpenters for this sort of work which would be fantastic.
• pray that we can overcome the frustrations to our ministry that seem to have beset us so far in 2021.

Adele's letter 14th February - Sunday before Lent

Although the past year has been difficult for all of us, for some very difficult, we can remember what Jesus said: “In the world, you will have trouble, but cheer up! I have overcome the world!” A positive thought to hold onto as we prepare for the week ahead.

Adele's letter 21st February - First Sunday of Lent

A challenge is issued to fast from negative behaviours and replace them with positive action for good this Lent. God is always there to help focus on particular personal challenges during this time.

Pilgrim Course

You are warmly invited to join a group of people learning about Christian faith together. Everyone is very welcome, whether you have a background in faith or are exploring for the first time. For more information visit the Pilgrim website.

Adele's letter 31st January - Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

In these hard times let us truly believe that God knows and understands the difficulties of life and walks with us giving us "strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow" ( Great is thy Faithfulness)

Church Electoral Roll Revision

If you would like to add your name to the Electoral Roll at St Marys please complete the form available below. To be eligible you need to be 16 years plus, baptised and satisfy one of the 3 conditions that are on the form.

Adele's letter 7th February - Second Sunday before Advent

We are encouraged to review how we are continuing to keep connected with one another and with God in our difficult times. As we approach Lent maybe we could all develop some new and improved habits...

Valentine's All Age Zoom Service 10am Sunday 14th February

A service fully suitable for families with craft and activities to engage all! Everyone welcome

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday will be marked with communion at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th February on Zoom. have paper and pen ready in place of 'ashing'. Click on the link for Zoom details.

Adele's letter 24th January - Third Sunday of Epiphany

The period of Epiphany celebrates how God reveals his glory through Jesus and we are encouraged to watch for small ‘glimpses of glory’ in our lives despite bleak times - the vaccine is being rolled out and there are many signs of love and care in our community.

We did it!

THANK YOU!!! We exceeded the challenge target .... so lets carry onwards to 300 bags as this charity needs our help to support the hungry and homeless especially now!