Messy Easter

Messy Easter at St Mary’s is on Sunday 28 April from 3pm.Lots of fun for all ages followed by a baked potato & beans tea!Come and join in.

The Third Sunday of Easter – 5th May 2019

The Collect Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us also to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. A reading from the book of the prophet Zephaniah                          3.14-20 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and [More…]

The Second Sunday of Easter – 28th April 2019

The Collect Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen. A reading from the book of Exodus                           14.10-end As Pharaoh drew [More…]

Mayor’s Civic Service Sunday 14th April

To mark the culmination of her year in office we were delighted at St Mary’s to host The Mayor, Councillor Rosie Sutton, other dignitaries, friends and townsfolk for a Civic Service followed by light refreshments. This was a great celebration of Rosie’s term in office.

EASTER DAY – 21st April 2019

The Collect God of Glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah [More…]

PALM SUNDAY – 14th April 2019

The Collect True and humble King, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Amen.      A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah 50.4-9a The servant of [More…]

The Fifth Sunday of Lent – 7th April

The Collect Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.       A reading from the book the prophet Isaiah 43.16-21 Thus says the LORD, [More…]

APCM St Mary’s 2019

We held our APCM (Annual Parish Church Meeting) on Sunday 17th March. The Churchwardens for the next year are Dan Shirley and Harry Graham-Brown with assistant wardens Rosemary Bladon, Sylvia Low and Tim Ward. The PCC now consists of the 5 above plus Ann Wiggins, Grant Seymour, Janet Wright, Katharine Harper, Peter Bladon, Tony Woods, [More…]

Mothering Sunday – 31st March 2019

The Collect God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful: watch over us and hold us all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.       A reading from the book of Exodus          2.1-10 A man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and [More…]

The Second Sunday of Lent – 17th March 2019

The Collect Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way may we come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.        A reading from the book of Genesis           15.1-12, 17-18 The word of the LORD came [More…]