Altar Frontal

Altar Frontal

Sunday 10 December 2017

Joan Cook RIP

Please keep Joan Cook - a faithful worshipper and good friend - in your prayers, together with her family.  Joan's funeral will take place in church on Monday, 18 December, at 1.00pm.

Snow Sunday

Seventeen hardy souls at the Parish Mass this morning with 4-5 inches of snow in the churchyard and hardly a vehicle on the roads.

Christmas Services 2017

Sunday, 17 December
A Service of Lessons and Carols with Nativity Play at 4pm
followed by refreshments and mince pies.

Sunday, 24 December
Sung Midnight Mass by candlelight at 11.30pm.

Monday, 25 December
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

Monday, 26 December
Mass of St Stephen at 9.30am.

Saturday 2 December 2017

Quiet Afternoon

Thank you, Bishop John, for leading our Quiet Afternoon in preparation for Advent.  Waiting for Christ, Standing in Christ, Walking with Christ...

Saturday 2 September 2017

Sunday School Outing

This year we headed to London for the annual Sunday School Outing and began our day with a quick visit to the Natural History Museum to see the new blue whale exhibit. Wow.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Rowan Gate

It is always good to welcome Rowan Gate School to St Mary's.  The children enjoyed ringing the church bell and the traditional trip up the pulpit!

Monday 10 April 2017

Holy Week

Mon, Tues, Wed
Mass at 6.30pm.

Holy Thursday
Sung Mass in Coena Domini and Procession Ssmi at 6.30pm
then Watch at the Altar of Repose
Compline at 9.45pm.

Good Friday
Confessions at 9.30am
Stations of the Cross at 10.00am
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3.00pm.

Holy Saturday
The Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter at 8.00pm.

Saturday 11 March 2017

Lent Study Day

Archdeacons always draw a good crowd and more than thirty people attended our Lent Study Day to hear Father Luke Miller expound the theology of George Congreve, a member of the Society of St John the Evangelist, the Cowley Fathers.

Saturday 4 March 2017

Roger Smith Memorial Concert

Over two hundred people gathered at St Mary's today, to remember our former Director of Music Roger Smith on the first anniversary of his death, and to enjoy a wide range of music provided by a fine team of organists, pianists and singers.  Our thanks go to them all, together with many members of the congregation and others who worked hard to make this such a memorable event.

Sunday 19 February 2017

All Aboard the Sunday School

Well done to the Sunday School who made a Happiness Train.  And thank you to the faithful crew (engine driver, fireman, and guards!) who keep the Sunday School 'on track' week by week.

Friday 20 January 2017

Some Dates for the Diary

4 March: Roger Smith Memorial Concert 3pm
11 March: Lent Study Day
18 March: Children's Society Coffee Morning
25 March: Jumble Sale 10.00am
8 April: Quiet Afternoon 2pm
22 April: Book Sale 10.00am
26 April: Beetle Drive 7.15pm
26 May: 'Thy Kingdom Come' Holy Hour 5pm
10 June: Organ Recital 11am
24 June: Summer Fete 10.30am
15 July: Open Church (Coffee Morning, Tours, Quiz)
2 Sept: Coach Outing
9 Sept: Jumble Sale 10.00am
1 Oct: Parish Lunch
14 Oct: Book Sale 10.00am
18 Nov: Winter Market 10.30am
2 Dec: Quiet Afternoon 2pm