NEWS BLOG

Week beginning 16 May 2021
Online Sunday service of Holy Communion
  from the Rectory.
Watch it in company at 10.30 am  via this link,
or on the online services page of this website at any time.

Every Wednesday,
Midweek Reflection, video is posted on Wednesdays around 5 pm, on the News page



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Midweek Reflection 12 May 2021

With Revd Dr Sara Batts-Neale.
On the eve of the Ascension Sara reflects on the stairway to heaven, the mystery of God and the comfort of the new seats for the church.

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2021 – and Terry is riding again!

Terry Vanner completed a sponsored 480 mile ride in 2020, in support of the Transformation project.
As reported, the building is now well underway but there are still funds to be raised for some of the fittings and furnishings of the Annexe.

So Terry decided to have another go, and the full story can be read here.
He’s starting his ride on 10 May and as before, he hopes that you will be generous in sponsoring his effort.
The donation link is on the linked page.

Terry standing by his bike in front of Transformation Project banner
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Midweek Reflection 5 May 2021

Thinking about the I Am sayings of Jesus, with Glyn Stanway.
Today: I am the Good Shepherd.

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Annual Parish Church Meeting 2021

Just a reminder that the APCM will be held on Saturday 22 May at 10.30 am via Zoom.

Please email annualmtgstmarys@gmail.com so the link can be sent to you if you can, and wish to, take part.

There will be a presentation immediately after the meeting of the progress on the annexe and nave works.

Also a reminder that the 2020 Annual report is available for download here.

The Annual Report is a public document, but participation in the APCM is restricted to those whose names are registered on the Church Electoral roll.

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Midweek Reflection 28 April

Revd Erwin reflects on an Eastertide Blessing

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Midweek Reflection 21 April 2021

In which Revd Elisabeth thinks about how to keep the joy of Easter going.

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Friday 16th / Saturday 17th commemorative events

In common with many churches all over the country, St Mary’s will mark the passing and funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Today Friday 16th, the church will be open from 5.30-6.30 pm for private prayer/lighting a candle.
Said prayers at 6 pm.
This short prayer service will also be made available online at the same time and can be seen on the on-line services page.

On Saturday 17th, the day of the funeral, St Mary’s tenor bell will toll for 20 minutes until 14.59 hrs when the one-minute silence begins that precedes the time of the funeral itself.

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A name for the Annexe

It really won’t be long now: the Annexe is expected to be finished in early July and as can be seen on the Progress Report page, the building is steadily growing.

We cannot keep calling it The Annexe so time to start thinking about giving it a suitable name.
Not easy – as it will be both for church and community use and it would be ideal if that was reflected in what we’ll call it.

We hope that the hive mind can come up with something truly apt!
Suggestions by email to Erwin (erwinlammens[at]btinternet[dot]com) by 1st May, please.

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Midweek Reflection 14 April 2021

With Revd Dr Sara Batts-Neale.

Sara ponders the nature of our emotions, and the ways Jesus touches the ordinary things of life.

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April at the Annexe

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