Thursday, 13 May 2021

THY KINGDOM COME: 13th - 20th MAY

“Thy Kingdom Come”, (or Your Kingdom Come), is a line from the prayer which Jesus taught his followers. Every single day millions of people around the world say this prayer, praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.



In light of the impact of COVID-19, the 2021 special focus is to pray for five people to come to know the love of Christ from within two groups of people, reflected in the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin in Luke 15:

Lost sheep in the wilderness. Those who are far off but have seen something/someone come near. During the last year, this means those who have tasted what Church is like for the first time or the first time in a very long time, such as attending an online service, or receiving a food parcel, or have asked for prayer and so on. 

Lost coin in the house. Those who are near, who are already in church, but have drifted away during COVID-19 for one reason or another. These are people who are lost in the church. 





Wednesday, 5 May 2021

ST MARY'S CHURCHWARDENS

St Mary's held its Vestry and Annual Church Meetings on 25th April. 

Lynne Jones and Alison McLellan were elected as Churchwardens for the next year. Alison has taken over from Ted Graham who stood down after 6 years in the role. 


   
                  

          Alison McLellan                                                                  Lynne Jones







Wednesday, 14 April 2021

APRIL MAGAZINE ACTIVITY

 


April Magazine: Handbridge in the Round

Just a gentle reminder that the Handbridge in the Round activity in the April edition of St Mary's Church magazine is still live..... and there are still some copies of the magazine in a few locations (demand has been higher than usual this month) around Handbridge.  

Two of the pebbles, decorated by local artist Sarah Corfe, have grown legs and only 8 actual pebbles remain in place... the main missing one is pebble No 3 which was in Edgar's Field and pebble No 5 has the card index remaining in place.  

We plan collecting them all during the week of 19th April, so if you have yet to take part make sure you collect a copy of the magazine this week and always remember, those boots/shoes are made for walking, not storing!!!  

Looking to be a perfect weekend for a walk around the village.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

 


St Mary's is open for people to participate in worship in person

 Online and log-in information:

St Mary's Church Handbridge, YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvzYJ1wjdH8XXy_gtovCBQ

 

For services accessible via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 905 965 2879; Password: 42848

Sunday 28th of March  Palm Sunday
0900 - Morning Prayer online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
0930 - Storytelling Service - our short, in-person, service for families with young children (please bring a blanket to sit on)
1030 "Together Apart" - online and in-person service broadcast from St Mary's via Zoom (see above for login, NOTE: New login details)
1830 - Evening Prayer - online and in-person service from the Nave of St Mary's, with an address by Bill Hamilton

Monday 29th of March
0915 - Morning Prayer - in-person and online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
1830 - Evening Prayer - online and in-person service from the Nave of St Mary's, with an address by Laura Rhodes

Tuesday 30th of March
0915 - Morning Prayer - in-person and online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
1830 - Evening Prayer - online and in-person service from the Nave of St Mary's, with an address by Trevor Dennis

Wednesday 31st of March
0915 - Morning Prayer, in-person and online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
1830 - Evening Prayer - online and in-person service from the Nave of St Mary's, with an address by John Carhart

Maundy Thursday - 1st of April
0915 - Morning Prayer - in-person and online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
1930 - The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, followed by vigil (until 2200)

Good Friday - 2nd of April
0915 - Morning Prayer, with Litany, and communion by extension - in-person and online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
1100 - Storytelling on Good Friday - our short, in-person, service for families with young children (please bring a blanket to sit on)
1400 - Service of Good Friday devotion "at that hour...at the foot of the cross..." - in-person and online broadcast via St Mary's YouTube channel
1830 - Sung Tenebrae - a service of prayer, psalmody and poetry for Good Friday

Easter Sunday - 4th of April
1030 - "Together Apart" on Easter Sunday, including activity for children and young people, and the baptism of Gemma Bevan

Thursday, 8th of April
1000 - Said Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer, in-person in the Lady Chapel of St Mary's

Join us in daily prayer using the orders of service that can be found here: 
https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer