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St Mary's Notices - Sunday 16th June 2024

It s Fathers Day, and we'll be giving thanks for God our heavenly Father, and thinking about the difference it makes to our frontline living, to know ourselves to be children of God. The readings are 1 John 3:1-3 and Matthew 6:5-14. There will be a children's group during the service.

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St Mary's Notices - 2nd and 9th June 2024

Please join us on Sunday 2nd June for our All-Together Agape service at 10am and Evensong at 6pm.This week we will be starting a new sermon series : ‘Frontline Sundays’ thinking about how we live out our faith in our everyday lives. The readings are 1 Peter 1:1-9 and Matthew 5:13-16 and we’ll be thinking about how small things can make a big difference – can you think of some examples to share? Over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing from some people about their ‘frontlines’. If you’d be prepared to tell us about yours, please have a word with Adele.

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St Mary's Notices - Sunday 26th May 2024

Please join us for Morning Worship at 10am and Evening Communion at 6pm, both with Advocate. This week marks the start of ‘Ordinary Time.’ After the celebration of Easter and Pentecost, this is the time for getting
on with the ordinary things of life we have been commissioned and empowered to do in an extraordinary way! This starts with ‘Trinity Sunday’ – an affirmation of what lies at the heart of our faith and the good news we are called to share. The readings are Isaiah 6:1-8 and John 3:1-17. There will be a children’s group during the 10am service and Andy Griffiths will be giving an update on the work of the Laura centre at both services (Please see prayer pointers in the Notices - link below).

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Worship With a Classical Flavour - Sunday 19th May 6pm

“Music to Celebrate God’s Creation.” You are warmly invited to come to this homegrown concert performed by The Eve Trio and members and friends of St Mary’s. Join us for a short service of Evening Worship starting at 6pm, followed by refreshments and a wonderful half hour concert due to finish at 7.30pm. Admission is free and there will be a voluntary collection taken during the service. We hope to see you there!

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Worship with a Classical Flavour - Sunday 19th May

At 6pm on Sunday 19th May, please invite family and friends to join us for a service of Worship with a Classical Flavour. This should be a lovely celebration featuring members and friends of St Mary’s.
Come along to enjoy worship, refreshments and a short and varied concert ‘Music to
Celebrate God’s Creation’.

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St Mary's Notices - 19th May 2024

Please join us for Morning Communion at 10am on Sunday 19th May. Everyone is very welcome to join us as we celebrate Pentecost in our beautifully decorated church, celebrating God’s creation as part of the EcoFair (Please see the notice below about the Eco Fair - we would love for you to join us!). The readings are Acts 2:1-21 and Psalm 104 and there will be a children’s group during the 10am service.

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Eco Fair – Saturday 18th May, 10am-4pm at St Mary’s

This will be an ‘Open Church’ event offering information and activities related to care for our world. The church will be decorated with a rainbow theme, and we hope to have refreshments, crafts, a woodland trail, and community run stalls.

HELP NEEDED! We still need crafters to help with making flowers in all the colours of the rainbow, all shapes and sizes, plus stars in yellow and white for the eco weekend click here for knitting patterns. Please also let us know if you are able to donate flowers from your garden!

There will be some community run stalls with an Eco theme – if you know anyone who might like to have a stall, please email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk Finally, we need some volunteers to help run the refreshments throughout the day. If you are available and would like to help serve on the rota for 1, 2 or all 6 hours!! please contact admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk.

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St Mary's Eco Fair - THIS SATURDAY 18th May 12pm-4pm

Everyone is invited to join us for fun-filled activities for all the family at our 'Eco-Fair'. Activities will include Eco-Stalls, a Woodland Trail and Indoor crafts (suitable for children and adults). The church itself will be beautifully decorated with a rainbow theme, and refreshments will be served.

All ages are welcome and it is guaranteed to be an enjoyable day! Please spread the word and think who you can invite to come along.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help - we really appreciate it. We hope to see you there!

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Monday Morning Group – Monday 13th May, 10:15am at St Mary’s

Our next meeting at St Mary’s on the 13th of May is a talk by Dr David Jewson, a retired GP, “Medicine and Artificial Intelligence.” We start with coffee at 10:15am. All ladies and gentlemen are welcome to this and any of our monthly meetings.

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Sunday Supper Social – Sunday 12th May, 7:15pm at The Priory, Nanpantan

The first Sunday Supper social this year! The evening congregation is invited to join us after church on Sunday the 12th of May at the Priory after the Sunday evening service. Please let us know if you would like to attend by Thursday, 9th May, so that we can confirm numbers with the Priory admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk

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St Mary’s Ladies Meeting - Tuesday 7th May at 10:30am

The next St Mary’s Ladies Meeting, for coffee and chat, will take place on Tuesday, 7th May at 10.30am. We will be continuing our support of the Food Bank, where any of the usual items are gratefully received. If you would like details of the venue for this month’s meeting, please email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk

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St Mary’s Choir – Rehearsal 2 – Sunday 5th May at 11:15am

The Choir have been invited to perform on Sunday the 19th of May at 6pm in the WWCF service. Everyone is welcome, whether you have sung with the choir before, or not! There will be two rehearsals (this one is the second) after the Sunday morning service. If you’d like to be part of this, please email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk

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St Mary's Notices - 5th May 2024

Please join us for our All-Together Agape service at 10am and/or Evensong at 6pm this Sunday 5th May. The readings this week are Acts 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17 and we will be thinking about what it means to be 'fruitful' and ready to share God’s love and how to welcome people different to ourselves.

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St Mary’s Choir – Rehearsal 1 – Sunday 28th April at 11:15am

The Choir have been invited to perform on Sunday the 19th of May at 6pm in the WWCF service.
Everyone is welcome, whether you have sung with the choir before, or not! There will be two
rehearsals; this one on the 28th April and the second on the 5th May, both after the Sunday morning
service. If you’d like to be part of this, please email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk.

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St Mary's Notices - 28th April 2024

In the morning and evening services this week we will be exploring John 15:1-8 where Jesus says, "I am the vine; you are the branches." In the evening Ben Gardner, from STB will be joining us to lead Communion. Please do come and join us as we worship and celebrate together.

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Table Talk – Wednesday 24th April at 12pm

This group warmly invites anyone who would welcome some company whether they live alone or not. It is a lovely opportunity to meet together to share lunch and chat. The meetings take place on the last Wednesday of each month at the Toby Carvery, Forest Road at 12 noon. Please contact admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk if you would like any more details.

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Worship with a Classical Flavour – Sunday 21st April at 6pm

This month is “Music for Eastertide” performed by Jeremy Kimber and Liz Paling on 2 pianos with music from Bach and Beethoven. The evening will follow the usual format of a short service of Evening
Worship including musical items, followed by refreshments and a half hour concert. Entrance is free, donations are welcome. Other dates in the near future will be: 19th May and 16th June.

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St Mary's Notices - 21st April 2024

Please join us on Sunday 21st April for Morning Communion at 10am and/or Worship with a Classical Flavour at 6pm. This week we will be thinking about the theme of Power and Influence and the model given
us by Jesus. The readings are Acts 4:5-12 and John 10:11-18 and there will be a children’s group during the morning service. In the evening, please invite friends and family to join us for ‘Worship with a Classical
Flavour’ at 6pm, this month featuring Jeremy Kimber and Liz Paling on 2 pianos. There will be a short service of Evening Worship including musical items, followed by refreshments and a half hour concert with music from Bach and Beethoven. Donations are very welcome to cover costs.

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St Mary’s Choir – Sunday 14th CANCELLED

Many apologies to all but unfortunately choir has had to be CANCELLED for this Sunday due to
unforeseen circumstances. However, Adele has invited the Choir to sing on Sunday the 19th of May at 6pm in the WWCF service. If you’d like to be part of this, please email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk to let her know as soon as possible. Many thanks, and, as always – EVERYONE welcome!

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St Mary's Notices - 14th April 2024

At our All-Together service at 10am we will be thinking about ‘Learning from our Mistakes’, encouraged by the example of the first disciples who often got it wrong, but who God still loved and worked with, turning those mistakes to good. In the evening, at our 6pm service, our theme is ‘Recognising and Responding’, based on an exploration of the gospel reading. Everyone is welcome. The readings are Acts 3:11-20 and Luke 24:36-48.

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