St Mary’s opening for worship
We are pleased to announce, after prayer and careful consideration of the guidance and the evidence, that St Mary’s is now open for worship.
The existing precautions still apply; masks must be worn; hand-sanitising; social distancing; singing is not permitted; no mingling in church after mass.
All services will continue to be livestreamed on our website and facebook page for those who need to stay at home.
We give thanks that God has held us together through these months and that the NHS and so many others have cared for our community and given us hope in the vaccinations. We remain cautious in our plans and optimistic in celebrating the new life of the risen Jesus at Easter.
Fr Steve, Wardens and Church Council
10am Parish Mass
We are very proud of our music tradition at St Mary's - find out more here
Children and young people are valued and nurtured at St Mary’s and are encouraged to take an active part in the life of the church. We believe they are the Church of Today, not simply the Church of tomorrow.
At our 10.00am Sunday mass we hold Children’s Church (4-11) and Youth Church (11-16), and for younger children we have a play corner with toys and a soft floor.
On the first Sunday of the month we often have baptisms and an all age service with a different feel of music and preaching.
Our children and young people help read, lead prayers, serve, welcome people and our part of our life together.
We believe in spending time together and exploring our faith together. We run courses throughout the year - Advent, Lent, Quiet Days, Alpha, as well as Confirmation groups and First Communion.
Upcoming courses will be added over the next months.
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