St Mary's Notices
St Mary's Notices - 25th February 2024
Please join us this Sunday for Morning Worship at 10am and Evening Communion at 6pm [both with Advocate]. This week the readings are Genesis 17:1-7,15-16 and Mark 8:31-38 and we’ll be thinking about Jesus’ challenging call to his followers to ‘take up your cross’. There will be a children’s group during the 10am service and an advocate slot on behalf of Hope Against Cancer at both services (see below for prayer pointers). Everyone welcome!
25 Feb 2024
Mossy Church – Saturday 24th February at 3pm
At Mossy Church this month we are thinking about being blind, hearing the story of a blind beggar and making paint brushes to use with mud paint. Followed by marshmallows and hot chocolate!
24 Feb 2024
St Mary’s Singing - Sunday 25th February at 11:15am
Many apologies to everyone for not being able to meet last Sunday. To make up for it, please can we meet this Sunday (25th) if convenient – same time as usual, 11:15am-12pm. Everyone welcome, as always!
25 Feb 2024
Lent Course Session 2 – Wednesdays 28th Feb at 7:30pm
The Lent course started this Wednesday, the 21st of Feb but it’s not too late to join – please come
along any Wednesday evening you are able to. This year we are studying the Gospel of Mark:
“Living the Way of Jesus in the World" If you would like to join in, please email Adele email@example.com.
28 Feb 2024
Table Talk – Wednesday 28th February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any more details. We look forward to seeing you all there.
28 Feb 2024
Tower Group Meeting – Friday 23rd February at 8pm
The next meeting will be at the Forest Gate (i.e. the Toby Carvery on Forest Road) on Friday 23rd February. We start between 8pm and 8:15pm. All men are welcome to join us over a drink and friendly discussions about work, St. Mary’s, local issues, and people’s interests.
23 Feb 2024
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. The theme will also be celebrated in our Sunday (Pentecost) services ending with Worship with a Classical Flavour. Please put the date in your diaries and think who you might invite to come along. We’re going to need lots of volunteers to help decorate as well as to help out on the day – more information and requests for help will follow! If you’d like to know more or get involved in the planning, please contact email@example.com.
18 May 2024
St Mary’s Singing! – Sunday 18th February 11:15am-12pm
Our next choir meeting will be this Sunday 18th February - everyone of ALL ages welcome! Don’t worry if you can’t make each month – just come whenever you can. Hope to see you there!
18 Feb 2024
St Mary's Notices - 18th February 2024
We would love you to join us for one of our services this Sunday 18th February. All-Together Communion will be at 10am and Evening Worship will take place at 6pm. Liz Rawlings will be leading us in thinking about new beginnings with God. There will be a children’s group at the 10am service. This week’s readings are Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15.
18 Feb 2024
Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday 14th February at 7:30pm
All are welcome to join us for this traditional communion service to mark the beginning of Lent, a time of reflection, self-denial, and study over the days to Easter. There will be the opportunity to receive the sign of the cross in ashes, an ancient sign of penitence.
14 Feb 2024
Midweek Communion – Ash Wednesday 14th February at 11:30am
All are welcome to join us for a short service of communion with the option of ashing, followed by a simple but delicious soup lunch! Recognising health concerns, we will continue serving communion by intinction. Please invite friends and think if there is anyone who might welcome a lift.
14 Feb 2024
Monday Morning Group – Monday 12th February at 10:15am
Our next meeting is at Emmanuel on the 12th of February - a talk, ‘A Vet’s Life’, by a retired vet. We start with coffee at 10:15am and look forward to welcoming any and all ladies and gentlemen.
12 Feb 2024