Thanks for funds raised by Ride and Stride (£165) and for Harvest donations ( £250 so far) for Toilet Twinning and Bin Twinning - details in Notices 25th October
Praying in the Woodland
Leicestershire Green Christians are holding a 24-hour prayer session and at St Mary’s, we are participating in this by taking the 4-8pm slot on Friday 30 October. Booking needs to be made via Parish Office and full details are in the Notices letter 25th October
Notices 25th October for St Marys
There is a lot going on over next few week - read the details in the notices on the link below
Adele's letter 18th October - Sabbath Rest
As we finish our series on Creation we consider Day Seven with the well deserved rest and enjoyment of all that God has created. “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11 v28
Harvest Appeals - Toilet Twinning and Project 5000
Please be generous in anyway you are able to for our harvest appeals: food donations for project 5000 to Mike & Isabel/via the vicarage or donate to toilet twining via the link below or direct at toilettwinning,org.
Adele's letter 11th October - Harvest
As we celebrate Harvest in a different way this year let us respond with generosity towards others in practical ways. ‘Creator God, you made the goodness of the land, the riches of the sea and the rhythm of the seasons; as we thank you for the harvest, may we cherish and respect this planet and its peoples, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.’
Forest Church is back in the woods at St Mary's!
On Saturday 17th October 3- 4.30pm we will again provide time be in God’s creation and think about what it means to truly rest and refresh ourselves as we progress to a 'new normal' . Details in Adele's letter of 11th October and it would be useful to contact Matt in advance on
Evening Worship on Zoom
Evening Worship on Zoom is now established. It is at 6pm and lasts around half an hour including prayer, Bible readings and the opportunity to discuss together. At the end of the service there is time to stay on and chat for a while for those who would like to.
Open for Worship!
St Mary’s is open for a short service of Communion (30 minutes) on Sunday mornings at 9.30am and 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please pre-book your place by contacting the Parish Office – or call 07901 581716 before midday on the Thursday before the Sunday you wish to attend. Places are limited and COVID restrictions will be in place. On booking, you will receive an email detailing the regulations for attending for the safety of all. The online service will continue as previously.
Adele's letter 4th October - Generosity
As we recognise God's generosity and grace, through observing creation, let us respond in the same spirit with our time, money and relationships towards one another. "Look at the birds in the sky! They don't plant or harvest. They don't even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them." Matthew 6:26