A Church of England Parish, affliated to Forward in Faith and the Society, under the Sacramental and Pastoral Care of the Bishop of Richborough.
St Mary's has a Parish Safeguarding Policy (available in church) and has appointed a Safeguarding Officer to assist the Parish Priest in all safeguarding matters. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on (01933) 275122. The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser can be contacted on (01733) 887040.
On Saturday 11 June, at 7pm our Director of Music, Lee Dunleavy, will be giving an organ recital in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s ninetieth birthday. It will include the Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Land of Hope and Glory, Variations and Fugue on the National Anthem, Sullivan’s The Lost Chord, and much more. Please spread the word and put the date in your diaries! Video screen. Free entry. Refreshments. Retiring collection.
After silent adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with special intention for the Archbishops' Initiative and for our own parish and congregation, for growth in numbers, generosity and holiness.
A good pilgrimage, with much fun and plenty of prayer, was made even more memorable by some wonderful weather. Next year's dates are booked and a few faithful pilgrims have already paid their 2017 deposit!