Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday at St Mary’s


St Mary’s church was full on Sunday for the annual Remembrance Service. The Act of Remembrance took place in front of the memorial to the 94 members of the parish who lost their lives in the 1914 – 1918 war.

The Remembrance words were spoken by Jim Beaumont, a veteran of the Second World War. Jim is photographed below with fellow veteran, Norman Bebbington.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014




On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, the church will be open all weekend from 9a.m. to 6p.m. for anyone who would like to come in and light a candle.  It might be to remember a loved one, to offer a prayer or just to have a little space.  It doesn’t matter whether you normally go to a church or not.  You will be very welcome.  The time will just be your own and no-one will bother you, but if you do want to talk, there will be someone in the church all day.

On the Sunday, the following services will take place:  8a.m. Holy Communion (said);  10.30a.m. Parade Service with Act of Remembrance; 6.30pm Be Still and Know (quiet service of meditation and evening prayer).  Please feel free to join in any of these but if you would prefer the church to yourself, these are the times to avoid.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Storytelling Service


St Mary’s has recently introduced a Storytelling Service, tailored for families with younger children, at 9:30am on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. This is a short and interactive service, offering a story, songs and prayers, followed by squash and biscuits.

                                        Free parking!