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Church notices for the
Sundays of 19th & 26th March

Holy Week & Easter:
Palm Sunday                                              Sunday 2nd April Family Praise service at 10am
Maundy Thursday Agape Supper          Thursday 6th April
Good Friday outdoor service                  Friday 7th April at 12 noon in the churchyard
Easter Day Family Communion              Sunday April 9th at 10am

The final two weeks of our Lent Course following the Church of England’s Dust and Glory: A Lent journey of faith, failure and forgiveness
Rev Garth Barber continues to lead our course, and we will have lunch together (suggested donation £4) on these days: 11am–1pm on the Fridays of 24th & 31st of March. Please let Cathy know if you’re hoping to come along. Everyone is welcome.
Following that theme daily #DustAndGlory social media posts from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day (9 April) is on the Church of England app. Anyone who has the Church of England’s  #FollowTheStar app installed should have automatically had the Lent update.
The reflections are also be available via email and also via the Church of England’s smart speaker apps – as well as on the free Daily Hope phone line (0800 804 8044).

Other upcoming dates:
Annual Church Meeting (APCM)                        Sunday 30th April 2023 after church service
Friends of Mental Health Coffee Morning      Saturday 15th April at 10.30am
Coronation Picnic                                                      Sunday 7th May after Family Praise service
Quiz Night                                                                   Saturday 10th June

Friends of Mental Health Coffee Morning
This is on 15th April at 10.30 am in St. Mary's Church. Come and enjoy refreshments, cakes and savouries, a raffle and stalls and give your support to this worthwhile cause.

APCM 30th April 2023 after church – all welcome to stay after the service for this important meeting electing church officers and celebrating together what has been good in the past year.

Churchwarden, Deanery Synod Representative, and new PCC members needed
At our APCM on 30th April there will be elections for various roles which are becoming vacant in the church. We will be needing another churchwarden to work with Jane and a new PCC secretary as Cathy and Tony are stepping down from their respective roles. There will be also one or more spaces on the PCC and a new Deanery synod representative will be needed.
Would you prayerfully consider who might take on these key roles to foster, encourage and develop our life together. If you would like information about any of the roles please speak to Louise, Jane, Cathy, Tony or any member of the PCC. We will be very happy to discuss what is involved and provide further details as needed.

Collects and readings for upcoming Sundays
19th March, Morning Prayer
Mothering Sunday
God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ,
the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole
human family to himself:
strengthen us in our daily living
that, in joy and in sorrow, we may
know the power of your presence
to bind together and to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Colossians 3:12-17 & Luke 2:33-35
26th March, Holy Communion
5th Sunday of Lent
Most merciful God,
who, by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ,
delivered and saved the world:
grant that, by faith in him
who suffered on the cross,
we may triumph
in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Romans 8:6-11 & John 11:1-45

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St.Mary's (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits afterward. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome..
Visit our This Sunday page for more information


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes