Secret Structures/ Hidden Stories

A free arts workshop open to anyone regardless of skills starting in January 2021 - full details in Adele's letter 8th November

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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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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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St Mary's Notices - 17th 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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Project 5000

Please support especially for our Harvest Appeal helping homeless and those experiencing food poverty. With the reduction in Universal Credit even more people will be in need. Gifts of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products needed e.g., long life milk, tinned meat, fish or veg, cereals, tinned soup, tea/coffee, cordial, pasta, pasta sauce, curry sauce, rice, instant potato, toothpaste, shower gel, sanitary products. Please bring donations to the Harvest Service on the 10th, or they can be left in church.
THANK YOU to all those who have contributed to the 365 bags donated so far!

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St Mary's Notices - 3rd October

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

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Steps Conductive Education Centre - Advocate Slot

Prayer Pointers:
1. GIVE THANKS for the extension in STEPS reach beyond the Midlands area, with on-line sessions now enabling them to help more children and families, in the UK and throughout the world.
2. Pray for STEPS staff and practitioners as they adapt to new challenges.
3. Pray for the children and families served by STEPS.
4. Pray for continued financial support to maintain the work of STEPS.

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St Mary's Notices 26th September

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

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Hover Aid

This is one of our St Mary's charities and there is a new edition of the HoverAid newsletter . There is not an error with the spelling of the online link – it works!
For a downloadable pdf version go to the HoverAid website via https://uk.hoveraid.org/summer-newsletter-2021/

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St Mary's Notices 19th September

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

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St Mary's Notices 12th September

Do join us on Sunday if you are able and don't forget your face mask!

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Worship with a Classical Flavour Sunday 19th September 6pm

Join us for a short service followed by refreshments and a half hour concert of music for 2 pianos performed by Jeremy and Liz. They have put together a varied programme which will make for a great evening. In order to facilitate ventilation, numbers are restricted to 50 so please book your place and think of friends outside of church you could invite and book in too.

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Eco-Church Bronze Award Achieved!!

We are delighted to tell you that St Mary's has been awarded an Eco-Church Bronze Award! Many thanks to Helena and the team who submitted our application and are continuing to keep care of creation and climate justice at the forefront of our thinking. This is just a start and there is lots more we can do to protect God’s creation.

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St Mary's Notices 5th September 2021

Do join us on Sunday if you are able and don't forget your facemask!

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St Mary's Notices - 29th August

Do join us on Sunday if you are able and don't forget your facemask.

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Sunday 29th August Service – All Age Worship & Picnic at 11am

Children and families are very welcome, and there will be an optional activity for them during the service. The “Bring Your Own” picnic will be held afterwards either in the Woodland (weather permitting) or spread around the building. You might like to bring a folding garden chair for outside if you have one. Tea and coffee will be provided. Just to remind you that, out of consideration for others, we are continuing to wear face masks and encouraging people to take a lateral flow test before attending.

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Family Fun Days

Come and join us at St Marys for some Family Fun Days! On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of August we will be thinking about different heroes from the bible and exploring their stories through games, activities and crafts in the woods. The morning session is repeated in the afternoon.

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