Rev. Karen Campbell retired in May 2021 as the parish priest of St Mary’s, having led the church very successfully over the last thirteen years and encouraged us all in our faith. St Mary’s is very sorry to see her leave and we will miss her enormously. We wish her a long and very happy retirement, alongside Duncan.
St. Mary’s Church building continues to be open every Wednesday afternoon, 2.30-3.30pm, for private prayer and the lighting of a candle. What a lovely oasis of peace and quiet! On Sundays worship starts at 10am for about 35 minutes.
You’re very welcome to join us; either on a Wednesday or a Sunday. Please remember to wear a face covering. When you come you will receive a very warm welcome but we shall require you to maintain the 2m rule and sanitise your hands on arrival and departure.
If you’d be more comfortable with worship at home and are able to zoom please get in touch for the zoom link. If not, weekly Sunday worship resources are available by email to all those who would like to receive them. This includes an order of service/framework of prayers, set Bible readings plus sermon/reflection and prayers for others. If you would like to be added to the circulation please contact the church on email@example.com or call on 01924 339072.
For families with children, Fun Family Church continues ‘at home’, this year on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with specially prepared worship resources being emailed out to families who would like to receive them. These resources – a Bible story, suggested activities and prayer - will also now be available each month on this website. Please do get in touch though if you would like them to come direct to your Inbox.
Finally, for now, our circumstances will continue to evolve over the coming weeks and months; though we don’t yet know how. In these challenging times, one thing’s for sure: God is God and God is faithful. May God be for us all a source of strength.
I hope this finds you and those you love well and finding a way through this current situation with some degree of peace and in the company of others.
St Mary’s PCC
Gill Hofmann, Brian Webb, Karen Cooper