As the country moves out of lockdown and indeed as St Mary’s moves into a Vacancy we set out the pattern of services that are planned for the immediate future:
10 a.m. Parish Eucharist. This will be our core weekly service for the foreseeable future. On the first Sunday of each month, except in January and August, we hold a Cathedral-style Choral Eucharist sung by our Choral Scholars. This a latin mass or an English communion setting and a motet.
6 p.m. Evensong. Two evensong services are held each month. These are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We hold termly services of full Choral Evensong sung by our Choral Scholars, on dates advertised on the website and the pewsheet.
Please see the current edition of our Weekly Pew Sheet for the current Covid protocols that might apply to the various services
The Church will also be open for visiting between 2-4pm on Saturday's from 3rd July until the end of July 2021
We set out below how you can get involved in assisting with Church activities.
Our intercessions (prayers) are led by members of the congregation at our parish eucharist service. Training for this ministry is held in the parish.
The Bible is read by members of the congregation at all of our 10.00am services, and at evensong. If you would like to read at our services, please contact the Parish Administrator.
Children from KS2 and KS3 are invited to join our team of young servers for the Parish Eucharist. The younger children carry the processional candles and older children carry the Bible and help the priest at the altar. If your child is interested in serving, please contact Godfrey Hilliard who will train the children in this service.
Adults serve at our Parish Eucharist and our Sung Eucharist service.
Sidesmen and women
Children are an important part of the life of St Mary's. If you would like to help with the children's services and activities, please contact the Parish Administrator.
Copse and Churchyard Working Parties
Why not burn up some excess energy and make some new friends by joining our Copse and Churchyard Working Party which meets four times a year to help maintain and tidy the churchyard and grounds. Working parties take place on a Saturday morning, starting at 9.30am and last as long as people feel able to stay! Coffee, juice and biscuits are provided.
Dates for this year's working parties are shown on the Events Calendar.