Dear Friend of St. Mary’s,
As the country moves progressively out of lockdown St Mary’s Church is now open each Sunday for a 10.00 am weekly service of Said Communion and if you would like to join us at this service please let us know in advance; details for so doing can be found in the Weekly Leaflet below. Following this service the Church will remain open for private prayer from 11.00 am to 2 pm on Sundays. Otherwise the Church will remain closed until further notice.
Inevitably there are restrictions in place when visiting the Church during the pandemic and these can be seen by clicking here
We have prepared and completed a Risk Assessment to ensure everyone's safety and compliance with Government and Diocesan guidelines. Please click here to access and read the Risk Assessment
My daily video messages will continue for the time being, and every Friday, instead of a daily video message, I intend posting a video of a short piece of music with a view from the church in the background. These videos can be seen below this message.
However not everyone accesses WhatsApp so my video messages are shown below on this Home Page and my Sunday messages now appear under Sermons on the Quick Links on this page.
We are also regularly posting updates, including video clips from me on Twitter and Instagram, so do follow us @StMarysstokedab
Notwithstanding these initiatives, please be reminded that I am always available if you would welcome a personal communication.
My best wishes to all
The Reverend R Godfrey Hilliard MA
Weekly Leaflet for
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
To view our leaflet for the week
commencing 14 th Sunday after
Godfrey's video message for 18th September 2020
Rev'd Godfrey Hilliard keeps in touch with his parish at St Mary's Stoke D'Abernon
St. Mary’s WhatsApp Group
We are also regularly posting updates, including video clips from me on Twitter and Instagram, do follow us @StMarysstokedab
Thoughts and prayers
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St. Mary’s Stoke D’Abernon’s response to the current Covid 19 restrictions
As most people are aware Churches were closed for Public Worship during the lockdown although the Government have said that churches can now be opened. The details of current and proposed church opening times can be seen by referring to Godfrey's Welcome Message and St Mary's Weekly Leaflet elsewhere on this Home page of our web site.
For the full, latest, statement from the Church of England go to https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches .
It is planned that the Annual Parish Church Meeting will now take place on Sunday 18th October 2020 but the current plan is that this will be a Zoom "meeting"; further details later.
Inevitably other events that might have taken place at St. Mary’s Church or in the Hall will not take place until further notice These include: Parishes lunches; Mothers and Others; Chair yoga; Lunchtime concerts; and the Quiz night.
As and when further advice is made available it will appear on this Home page of our web site.